For our senior citizens, significant grief and loss issues are commonly accepted as a natural and universal progression. Losses related to friends, family, partners, financial stability, independence, retirement and declining health issues, can impact negatively on the older person’s emotional wellbeing and emotional stability. These huge changes and enormous losses may force older people to reevaluate their own meaning of life, as they encounter limitations in a world that is often unkind to the notion of old age, and agesim is an unfair and widely held phenomena.
At Grief and Loss Counselling Brisbane, our aim is to provide support and counselling for people who have reached the golden years of their life. Our team of psychologists work with you to form a therapuetic alliance based on dignity and respect, which means our psychologists have a strong focus on the acheivements and accomplishments of older people to promote change and recovery. There is a natural order of wisdom that only comes with old age, consequently, and our therapists utilise the narrative of the older persons journey to provide counselling, psychotherapy, emotional support and encouragement to older people.
We believe that a holistic approach when working with the elderly, a Systemic Therapy Model of care, connecting family, professionals and any other significant persons will optimise the wellbeing and emotional stability of older people. According to Hepple, Pearce and Wilkinson (2002)1, Systemic Therapy is a useful and efficient framework to provide treatment options for the elderly, and is specifically effective for those older persons who are residing in aged care nursing homes.
If you are interested in talking to a therapist and enhancing your lifestyle choices, and ultimately your health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, freecall 1800 877 924 to make an appointment today.
1 Hepple, J., Jane, P., & Wilkinson, P. (2002). (eds). Psychological Therapies with Older People. Taylor & Francis Inc.: New York.