"More than half of all employees feel pressure to return to work after bereavement, new study shows..."

The Independent, March 2018

Bereavement Training & Counsulting

One of my private passions is to help increase the public understanding and awareness of the effects of loss and grief upon our everyday life. 


"Research by Co-op Funeralcare also found that two in five adults needed more than

two weeks off before being ready to return to work..."

The Independent, March 2018


Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works, a study on the way people deal with loss, said she is not surprised by the latest research. 


She said: “Bereaved employees who are responded to sensitively, by having a conversation with their boss about what their colleagues are told, what they are concerned about and what might help them, takes very little time and reaps huge rewards in both support and loyalty to the organisation."


Many employees also feel the need 'to keep up appearances' while longing to be able to talk to people about their loss. Sometimes the effects of bereavement mean that a person has to take long-term sick leave, or to leave their job altogether.


Through a bespoke training package I'm able to help your organisation as a whole deepen the quality of support which you provide for your employees at times of bereavement.  An initial discussion will consider your existing provisions for bereaved staff. The training itself will address how improvements might be made to the current provision, alongside equipping staff at all levels to have greater awareness, understanding and confidence relating to the care of bereaved colleagues. Both practical and therapeutic, this training provides a tool-kit of resource which can be used again and again.

If you would like an initial conversation about Counselling, Life Coaching, Shamanic Healing and Soul Retrieval then please get in touch with me.

My Qualifications include a first Degree in English Literature & Language; a Diploma in Theology; a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, a Certificate in Life Coaching accredited by the International Coaching Federation, and Certification as a Shamanic Practitioner.

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Susan Hollins Counselling, Life Coaching, Shamanic Healing in Exeter, Devon​

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I’ve taken a long time to arrive at this point. There have many twists and turns along the track. Sometimes I’ve been in the desert, surviving on bread and raisins, drinking ice-clear water. At other times I’ve feasted and made plump with happiness.

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