Carole Hanstede Counselling Services Brisbane

Carole Hanstede‚Äôs Counselling services in Brisbane can help improve your Clarity, Confidence 
and Well-being for individuals and couples.

Loss and Grief Counselling Brisbane 

"To truly live means at times we will experience loss.  But if we allow the grieving process to occur, we will, in time, accept the loss and experience personal growth"

Grief Counselling Brisbane

The pain of Grief and Loss can affect you both mentally and physically, making it difficult coping with your day to day activities. It is highly recommended that one should consult a grief counsellor to overcome your loss or emotional challenges and hardship. Carole Hanstede offers confidential, flexible loss and grief counselling services in Brisbane and surrounding areas.

Summary of talk given to members of the Samford Support Network and residents of Samford Grove in April 2017.

We all experience feelings of loss when we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of health.

When we lose someone or something important to us, it can take time to adjust and learn to live life without that person, thing or way of life.  There is no right way or wrong way to deal with grief and it can take a lot of time and support to heal.

The intensity of our grief, how long it lasts and our reactions to it will differ from person to person.  Some common reactions include:

  • Shock, denial, numbness
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Frequent crying
  • Stress, anxiety, confusion, exhaustion
  • Anger, guilt, shame, blame or even relief
  • Loneliness, isolation and withdrawal
  • Physical health problems - headaches, changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increased alcohol, smoking or drug use
  • Feeling hopeless or like you can't go on - thoughts of suicide or self-harm

There are things that can help us heal such as letting yourself grieve, looking after yourself, being gentle and patient with yourself, allowing others to help and to do things for yourself.


You may find yourself overwhelmed with the pain, or even avoiding the pain of grieving.  You may find yourself developing bad coping strategies like excessive alcohol or drug use or experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm.  If this starts to get in the way of how you live, affects work, relationships, or day-to-day life then you need to get support or professional help.

Long-term or overwhelming grief can put your physical, mental and emotional health at risk.  If you think this is happening to you, you may consider seeking help from a health professional like a GP, counsellor or psychologist.

Carole is a Member of the Australian Counselling Association and she can meet you at the Samford Chiropractic Centre, in Dayboro, come to your place or provide support via phone or email.  For more details ring Carole on 0412132784 or email [email protected]