Finding a counsellor

To find a counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist who specialises in suicide loss and bereavement / grief, you may ask your doctor for a recommendation, search in the Yellow Pages or look online. You can also ask others who have received good counselling for word of mouth recommendations.

Online listings for counsellors include:

 

To get effective counselling support for suicide loss, it is best to find someone who has specific skills or a specific interest in this area. Questions you can ask include:

  • What experience do they have in suicide bereavement?
  • Do they have lived experience? This is not essential, but it is useful for you to know.
  • Are they comfortable working in this subject area?
  • Have they had training in the area of grief and bereavement or suicide loss?

Most face to face counselling services do charge a fee. It is best to check what the cost is before agreeing to an appointment.