Everyone’s experience of losing somebody significant is different. You may experience physical symptoms as well as emotional ones. Your mood might swing between feelings of despair and anger, and intense sadness and fear. You might feel tired and lethargic or hyperactive and unable to settle.
We believe that by talking through your thoughts and feelings with a trained support worker, you may be helped to find new meaning, a renewed sense of purpose and a way forward.
Treetops Counselling and Emotional Support Service offers support and counselling to people who have been bereaved from any cause. The service is available to all users of Treetops Hospice services and all bereaved adults registered with a GP practice in Derby city or the southern Derbyshire area.
Support is provided by a team of qualified counsellors, student counsellors and trained bereavement support volunteers. The sessions take place at the Cheetham Centre at Treetops Hospice Care. In exceptional circumstances and if it can be resourced, sessions may take place in your home if it is difficult for you to access the centre.
There are no time limits. You can ask for support whenever you wish, be it weeks, months or years following a bereavement. The service is available for as long as it is felt appropriate by yourself and your support worker.
Every session (although not easy) was useful and very worth having. I now feel like a different person.
Counselling and Emotional Support Service client
How it works
All services are provided free of charge, and are not means-tested.
The service is available to all users of Treetops Hospice Care services and people registered with a GP practice in Derby city or Southern Derbyshire.
Access to the adult bereavement service is by self-referral only. Please phone 0115 949 6944 during our opening hours (8.30am-4pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-3.30pm Friday).
We will arrange an assessment with you, at which the most appropriate form of support for you can be discussed.