Glenys Benford-Lewis


Through personal experience of bereavement 32 years ago I recognised the lack of support and how much of a taboo the subject of death was. I find that in many ways, this is still the case today.

I believe that death is a part of life. However the circumstances, relationship and impact of a death can intensely affect how we get through the process of grieving.

A talking therapy can help individuals, couples or groups of people to work through the life changing experience presented by circumstances of loss and bereavement. Death affects everyone though each of us differently and having the opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings can support the grieving process. Bereavement counselling is about creating a safe comfortable space for another to share their thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes for the future.

In my experience early intervention can prevent more long term problems. Research has shown, especially with children and young people, that such support can make them more resilient as people, in many cases preventing long term health issues and enabling them to find their way in the world.
Training is important to me because the people I train, such as volunteers, support workers, nurses, social workers etc all meet vulnerable people. These people are likely to communicate distress or become distraught when experiencing bereavement and and how an attentive listener is able to support that person can make a huge difference, both immediately and in the long term.

Death, dying and bereavement is a highly emotive subject for everyone who is involved. The training offered by Celtic Consultancy is both professional and sensitive to the needs of all the participants who attend the training.Courses can be both planned and bespoke tailored to the needs of the organization and its members.
Dip Couns, MBACP, MCS (Accred), Cert Ed.
Accredited by the Counselling Society and
Member of the BACP
"To be heard and listened to may not change what has already happened but it can create a space for where hope for the future can be reclaimed". Glenys Benford-Lewis