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Gayton Lodge Counselling 

 Gayton Lodge Counselling is a private counselling practice in the quiet, pretty little village of Gayton, Northamptonshire. Offering both face-to-face and nationwide online remote counselling. Not limited to, but specialising in all types of bereavement, grief and loss.


The practice embodies the symbol of the Peacock to reflect it's core values; the beauty of opening up, the various depths of colour synonymous with emotions. Counselling can often be a journey and place of self discovery, compassion, support, patience, and gently guided self-expression. A safe, confidential space to work on, & untangle difficult emotions, a place to off load and reflect. There are no rules on what to bring, listen to your body & mind and they will tell you what your needs are. You found this page so they have directed you this far!

If you wish to enquire about adult or child counselling sessions please click on the contact button at the bottom of this page.

The Kaleidoscope of Grief 

It may be that you came across this web page due to searching for grief support. Grief can feel like climbing the tallest mountain, it may be also be a long journey of recovery both physically and mentally. It can be exhausting. I don't tire easily. I will meet you where you are at, sit alongside you and listen, no matter how long or painful your journey. Grief can generate a very natural crisis of meaning around our loved one's death, retelling our story helps us search for meaning , as we try to make sense of this most difficult experience.


 Like a Kaleidoscope, when someone close to us dies, our view of the world can shift and change course. Our lens, perspective and life pattern may alter significantly, our internal and external world can be shaken. Metaphorically, yes Grief can feel intensely black and dense at first, although through our unique grief journey colours can emerge once again, the fluid  intensity of grief gradually abates and our personal journey of adaptation to a different existence without our loved ones physical presence begins. 


 There is no right or wrong way to grieve, no blue print that we should follow, no defined start, middle or end. This may, in the early days add to the ambiguity or confusion about your grief, on the other hand there is no rush, no time limits, I like to think this offers each one of us the flexibility to do it

'our own way, at our own pace'.

Grief does not have a specified end date, contemporary grief theory supports that our grief will always remain a solid circle within the Kaleidoscope of our own life story, but a new colours of our adapted life will begin to grow around it, alongside it.

'Grief is the price we pay for love'-Queen Elizabeth II

'A life without Love, is no life at all'- Leonardo Da Vinci

Release your Feathers...

If you wish to enquire about Private Grief Counselling sessions for yourself or your child please click on the contact button below

For ideas on healthy ways to manage your grief follow Gayton Lodge on Instagram... #thegriefcounsellor 

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