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Jodie James

Personalised Bereavement Therapy in Manchester

Expert support for your journey to healing after loss, with a compassionate and understanding approach

Welcome to Jodie James Counselling Services, where I am dedicated to helping you navigate the complex emotions and challenges associated with grief and loss. As an experienced therapist in Manchester, I understand that each individual's experience with bereavement is unique. That's why I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your specific needs.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch and take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilled life. I look forward to working with you.

My Therapeutic Approach

I believe in the power of a personalised, client-centred approach to therapy. I understand that each individual's journey is unique, and I am committed to providing a tailored experience that respects your autonomy and expertise in your own life.


My therapeutic framework includes a Client-Centred Approach: I believe that you are the expert on your own life and experiences. My client-centred approach empowers you to take control of your healing process by providing guidance, support, and understanding. I blend this with Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  techniques to help you identify and change unhelpful patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may be contributing to your bereavement symptoms.

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Understanding Bereavement and Therapies


What is Bereavement?

Bereavement refers to the period of grief and mourning experienced after losing a loved one. Grief is a natural and deeply personal process, and the emotions and challenges associated with it can vary greatly from person to person. Common feelings and experiences during bereavement include:

  • Intense sadness and emotional pain

  • Anger and resentment

  • Guilt and self-blame

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Confusion and disorientation

  • Social withdrawal and isolation

Therapeutic Framework for Bereavement Support

As a dedicated therapist specialising in bereavement therapy, I utilise various therapeutic frameworks to support your healing journey. Each approach is tailored to your individual needs and preferences, ensuring you receive the most effective and compassionate care possible. Our Client-Centred approach places you at the centre of your recovery process, respecting your autonomy, individuality, and expertise in your own experiences. Together, we create a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship where you can safely explore your emotions and experiences related to grief and loss.

Finding the Right Support for Your Bereavement Recovery

Bereavement is a complex and deeply personal experience, and finding the right therapeutic support is crucial for your healing journey. At Jodie James Counselling Services in Manchester, I am committed to creating a safe, supportive, and understanding environment where you can explore your emotions and work towards healing. By utilising a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks, I help you build resilience, enhance your well-being, and reclaim your life after loss.


To learn more about how my bereavement therapy services can support your recovery, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Together, we can embark on a journey towards a brighter, healthier future.

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Supported Interactions:

I provide a range of counselling services to accommodate your unique needs and preferences.

All interactions are available in 30-minute and 60-minute clinical sessions, with prices from £30.

Why Choose Jodie James Therapies?

At Jodie James Counselling Services, you'll find a warm and professional therapist who genuinely cares about your well-being and progress. The services offered are flexible and designed to accommodate your individual needs and preferences. You can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you'll feel safe and supported throughout your therapeutic journey. The therapy sessions are tailored to address your specific challenges and goals, utilising proven therapeutic techniques to help you overcome obstacles and improve your overall quality of life.


Begin Your Journey to Personal Growth and Healing Today

If you're ready to take the first step towards healing, growth, and a brighter future, I invite you to get in touch with me at Jodie James Counselling Services. I am here to support you every step of the way, providing expert guidance and understanding as you work towards achieving your goals.


Contact me today to schedule your initial consultation and embark on your journey to personal growth and healing. 

Jodie James

Your local therapist

Jodie James Counselling Services is dedicated to offering our bereavement therapy services to the local communities of Manchester. Our warm and compassionate approach to therapy has helped clients from various towns, including Whitefield, Prestwich, Bury, Radcliffe, Crumpsall, Blackley, Middleton, Salford, Swinton, Pendlebury, Eccles, Failsworth, Little Lever, Kearsley, Manchester, Farnworth, Droylsden, Irlam, Tyldesley, Walkden, Tottington, Bolton, Heywood, Chadderton, Royton, Shaw and Crompton, Stretford, Denton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Westhoughton, Atherton, Sale, Urmston, Hyde, Oldham, Ramsbottom, Milnrow, Worsley, Horwich, Castleton, and more.

We believe that mental health support should be accessible to everyone, and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those in our local communities. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you on your journey towards emotional well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bereavement

How long does the grieving process typically last?

Grief is a deeply personal experience, and the duration of the grieving process can vary greatly from person to person. Some people may find their emotions begin to ease within a few months, while others may continue to experience intense grief for years. As your therapist, I will work closely with you to assess your needs and provide ongoing support throughout your healing journey.

Can bereavement therapy help me if I lost someone a long time ago?

Yes, bereavement therapy can be beneficial at any stage of the grieving process, even if the loss occurred a long time ago. Grief can sometimes be delayed or resurface years after the loss, and therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment for you to process your emotions and work towards healing.

Can you help me cope with complex grief?

Complex grief is a prolonged and intense form of grief that can interfere with daily functioning and well-being. As an experienced therapist specialising in bereavement, I am well-equipped to provide compassionate, personalised care to support your healing journey through complicated grief. By utilising a range of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks, I aim to help you process your emotions, develop effective coping strategies, and build resilience for lasting recovery.

Can bereavement therapy be provided online or over the phone?

Yes, I offer various modes of interaction to accommodate your needs and preferences. In addition to face-to-face sessions, I provide therapy via Zoom/Video call, telephone, and walking therapy. This flexibility allows you to access the support you need in a manner that is most comfortable and convenient for you.

Can you help family members or friends of someone who is grieving?

Absolutely. Supporting a loved one who is grieving can be challenging, and it is essential to care for your well-being as well. I can provide guidance and support to help you understand your loved one's experience and develop strategies for providing compassionate care while maintaining your own mental and emotional health.


If you have any further questions or concerns about bereavement therapy, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to provide warm, professional support to help you navigate your recovery journey with confidence and compassion.

Related Therapies

​Every individual's bereavement journey is unique and may require different approaches to address their specific challenges. That's why we offer a range of related therapies tailored to your needs, all delivered with warmth, compassion, and understanding. If you haven't found what you're looking for here, these therapies may also help.

Useful Resources

At Jodie James Counselling Services, we understand that taking the first step towards seeking help for depression can be incredibly challenging. We want you to know that you're not alone, and there are many resources available to support you on your journey towards healing. If you're not quite ready to get in touch with us, we encourage you to explore these external resources that may provide valuable insights, coping strategies, and comfort during this time:

Bereavement Help, Support & Guidance
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