Grief can be the most desperate anguish you have ever experienced and in today’s world grief is often – and unfairly – given an expiration date. When grief is the result of death it can mean reaching out for someone who’s always been there only to discover, that when you need them most, they are no longer there.
Rose does not believe in time parameters for grief. Instead, her role as a grief counsellor is to nurture your understanding and exploration of it, and to provide a structure which will enable you to visit the loss again and again over time.
Causes of grief
- Bereavement, such as the death of a child, an unexpected death or a suicide
- Divorce or relationship breakdown
- Career challenges including redundancy
- Accident or major injury
- Relationships challenges
- Life changes including the process of ‘downsizing’
- Terminal illness or disease
- The death of a pet
Rose Merifield has been contributing to the mental and emotional health areas for more than 15 years.
In addition to her work as a counsellor and soul-centred psychotherapist, Rose is a qualified celebrant, has worked as a development officer for pre-schoolers and those with disabilities, and has volunteered in palliative care.
After the deaths of her daughter, mother and grandmother within the space of 12 months, Rose began researching counselling and psychology, as these life-changing losses took her to places and experiences she had never previously experienced.
Rose is now dedicated to providing support and helping those surrounded by grief.
Grief Counselling Qualifications
- Certificate of Soul Centred Psychotherapy, The Kairos Centre
- Volunteer Bereavement – Mercy Palliative Care.
- Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
- Member Loss and Grief Association