Liverpool Bereavement Service has been supporting people experiencing bereavement and loss since 1998. We are a dedicated bereavement service for children and adults across the Liverpool City Region.
Everyone experiences loss and bereavement at some stage during their lives. This can be a harrowing and life shattering time. People experience bereavement in many ways from emotional numbness to anger and guilt.
Often people feel that there is no-one to turn to and find it hard, sometimes impossible, to cope with the overwhelming grief.
Liverpool Bereavement Services provide 1:1 counselling for people who are struggling to cope with a loss.
Grief is a natural response following the loss of someone significant in your life. It may be a spouse, relative, friend or colleague or anyone else whose loss is difficult to bear.
Our counsellors will understand that grief is a highly personal experience and provide the time, space and therapeutic support specific to your needs.
Oakleaf is the Children’s and Young People’s service at Liverpool Bereavement Service. It is a well-established and dedicated counselling service that provides support on a 1:1 and/or group basis for children and young people.
Oakleaf is a dedicated bereavement service for children and young people who are affected by bereavement, loss and separation in their life.
If your child is experiencing loss which can include the loss of a person in traumatic circumstances, our team of experienced counsellors can help them explore this difficult event.
During lockdown we offered a telephone & Zoom counselling to all of our clients to ensure that were supported through a particularly difficult when they may not have had the support of the family and friends. This service proved to be very valuable and we have made the decision to continue to offer this service to those people who want to access counselling and support in this way.
These telephone & Zoom sessions mean that you are still receiving quality support from our experienced, qualified counsellors to help you process your loss. Having this system in place means that should anything happen in the future, and we have to pause our face to face counselling, we have a tried and tested system to bridge the gap and reach people in need.
Our Baby & Child Loss service is led by Carole who is a fully qualified person-centred therapist. Carole counsels family members who have experienced loss through IVF treatment, miscarriage, stillbirths and all child loss regardless of age. The loss of a baby or child is a devastating event for a family and Liverpool Bereavement Service recognises this and the need for people to be able to access this service to help them process what has happened and move forward.
LBS is committed to supporting the work and services provided by the Honeysuckle team at The Liverpool Women’s Hospital and privileged to be able to provide this bespoke service to all parents and grandparents throughout Merseyside who have lost children.
Liverpool Bereavement Service is a charity and we rely on donations and fundraising to continue providing these services, we are dependant on the generosity of people who access our services and people in the community who fundraise on our behalf.
We do ask for a donation from people who use our service, but would never deny support to anybody who was unable to so.
We also rely on our fantastic team of trained and qualified counsellors to donate their time and experience to help us to support people across the region.
There are lots of activities that take place across Merseyside that you can challenge yourself with and fundraise at the same time. Or, if you’d rather fundraise from home, we have plenty of ideas to get you started there too!
If you are a trained counsellor or in training to be a person centred counsellor and would like to volunteer your time, please call us, we will support you on your journey to being qualified.