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encounterS with grief

New grief therapy group in Balham, south London

Starting on Monday 12th September 2022 

Run by experienced psychotherapists 

 
 

ABOUT the group

Encounters with Grief is a weekly therapy group for people who have experienced the death of someone close and would like to participate in a supportive community where they can share and explore their experiences of grief. It will run on Monday evenings for ten weeks. 

We aim to build on the common ground of the group and the experience of the facilitators to support people in finding their own unique way of grieving, connecting and healing. We recognise and respect that each person’s grief work will be personal and individual.

We will guide and support the group’s process over the weeks, including offering creative opportunities to explore individual and shared experiences of grief. Our hope is that by the end of the ten weeks each participant will feel deeply touched, supported and therefore changed. 

"Every one of us must undertake an apprenticeship with sorrow. We must learn the art of grief, discover the profound ways it ripens and deepens us………Facing grief is hard work.....It takes outrageous courage to face outrageous loss.....To honour our grief, to grant it space and time in our frantic world, is to fulfil a covenant with soul—to welcome all that is, thereby granting room for our most authentic life.”

Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow

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About your facilitators

About Your facilitators

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Yosel Mouzo and Fiona Turnbull are both experienced psychotherapists. Both facilitators have had their own unique journeys with grief whether through their personal losses or their professional experience of working with bereaved people in different capacities, including in a hospice setting. Both have been touched by grief in unique ways and draw on these experiences to support and aid people who have experienced the death of someone close to them. They feel and embody a specific affinity, sensitivity, courage and empathy in witnessing and facilitating grief work processes. Both are UKCP registered psychotherapists and trained at the Gestalt Centre London in gestalt group and individual psychotherapy. 

“Each person's grief is as unique as their fingerprint. But what everyone has in common is that no matter how they grieve, they share a need for their grief to be witnessed. That doesn't mean needing someone to try to lessen it or reframe it for them. The need is for someone to be fully present to the magnitude of their loss without trying to point out the silver lining."

David Kessler