Bereavement Counselling

In-clinic sessions

We have several therapists at our clinics in Buckhurst Hill and Henley-on-Thames.

Online sessions

Do not worry if you are unable to visit the centre. We also offer online and telephone sessions.

How We Can help

Bereavement Counselling

At Cherry Tree Therapy Centre, we understand the pain of losing a loved one and know that coping with grief can be a personal and unpredictable experience.

The Centre has a team of bereavement counsellors who are available for individual, couple or family counselling sessions.

In addition to this, we offer a free confidential, non-judgemental support group, in which you can listen or share your experiences with others who have also been bereaved. 

Counselling Approaches:

Different counsellors bring different skills and training to the sessions and will use a variety of tools and techniques using different theoretical approaches. 

Bereavement, loss and grief can affect many people in different ways. We understand that every person’s grief process is different. This is why our counsellors are trained in various approaches, which are adaptable to you. 

Helps With:

  • Difficulty coping with and understanding intense feelings
  • Problems with family and other post-bereavement issues
  • Safe space to discuss your loss
  • How to cope with anniversaries and reminders
  • Feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Self-esteem / Self-worth 
  • Psychological / Emotional Issues
  • Loneliness / Isolation
  • General Well-being
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Plus much more

Session Information

Bereavement Support

Once you have made the decision to have bereavement counselling, your therapist will contact you to discuss what you want to achieve from your sessions. You will be asked what you are seeking therapy for and explore your goals. The therapist will also take this time to sign their paperwork with you, explaining their contract and policies. 

During your initial appointment, the therapist will explain what bereavement counselling is and how it works, taking time to answer any questions you may have. 

The amount of sessions needed varies for different people, some only need a few sessions, whereas others use counselling over a longer period of time. 

If subsequent sessions are needed, these sessions will be used to reflect, discuss, and then conduct further therapy techniques.

During your final session, the therapist will discuss your progress, thoughts, and feelings.  At this stage, the therapist can provide you with techniques and tasks you can use to help sustain the progress you have made in sessions.

If you are interested in receiving counselling with us, please get in contact

Frequently Asked Questions

I am unable to make it to the centre. Can I still receive counselling?

Yes, we offer online and telephone sessions at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre.

Do you have a support group that I can attend?

Yes, we currently have two bereavement support groups that are free to join.

How many people can attend a session?

We have availability for individual, couple and family counselling sessions.

Our Counsellors

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Specialising in Couples and Individuals

Counselling Young People

Integrative Counsellor

Specialising in Children, Adolescents & Adults mental health

Addiction Counselling

Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Specialises in Addiction Counselling

Annmarie Wakeling

Experience Individual and Couples Counsellor

Art and Play Therapy

Child and Adolescent Counsellor specialising in Art & Play Therapy

sexually compulsive

Integrative Counsellor and Coach

Becky Hearn


Belinda Evans

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Caroline Ley

Clinical Director.
Psychosexual Therapist and Sex Addiction Counsellor

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Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Student 

Clare Hawes

Therapeutic Counsellor

Cynthia Kelchure

Integrative Counsellor / Coach / Therapeutic Social Worker / ADHD and ASD Assessments

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Integrative Counsellor
Person-Centred / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Psychodynamic Therapy

Clinical Supervisor

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Clinical Supervisor

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Integrative Psychotherapist and Lifespan Integration trained Therapist

Student Counsellor

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Gottman Therapy

Counsellor / Psychotherapist Specialising in Gottman and Couples Counselling


Psychotherapist, specialising in CBT, EMDR and MBT

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Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Jo Read

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Integrative Counsellor. Specialising in Couples and neurodiverse teens and adults

Therapeutic counsellor

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Person Centred Counsellor

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Therapeutic Counsellor

Liz Start

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Therapeutic Counsellor Specialising in Children aged 8+, Young People, Adults and Elders 

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Person-Centred Counsellor

Counsellor / Coach

Mo Dixon

Integrative Counsellor and Coach

Nick Young

Trainee Integrative Counsellor and Coach

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Children & Adolescents Counsellor / Play Therapy

Transformational Coaching

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Coach / Mindfulness Practitioner / Clinical Supervisor

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Integrative Counsellor


Counsellor / Psychotherapist

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Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Sarah Stobbart

Counsellor Specialising in Trauma

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Integrative Counsellor, specialising in both individuals and couples

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Humanistic Integrative Counsellor / Clinical Supervisor

Qualified Counsellor


Tania Sansom

Integrative, trauma-informed psychotherapist