Loneliness, isolation and the fertility journey
With 1 in 8 couples struggling to conceive, there is no shortage of people out there who are on the lonely fertility journey. But the problem is that many people don’t talk, don’t share, instead choosing to lock themselves away from friends and family, putting their lives on pause and going through it alone. It’s […]
Grief and Anger
When we lose a loved one, we are inundated with a wave of different emotions. No two people grieve the same way but there are common emotions that most people experience through the grieving process and anger is one of them. While we expect to feel great sadness, loneliness and a sense of injustice, anger […]
The Difference Between PTSD and Grief
It is difficult to tell the difference between PTSD and grief – they are both powerful emotions that can leave you feel overwhelmed and the symptoms of both overlap in many ways. However, one clear difference is that grief is a normal reaction to loss whereas PTSD is defined as a mental disorder. That said, […]
Finding Purpose After Experiencing a Bereavement
Losing someone close to you will undoubtedly have a profound effect on you and your life. Life will change. You need to give yourself the time and space to grieve and to accept your loss, after which you will probably be asking yourself many questions, such as: who am I now that my life has […]
The Importance of Fertility Counselling for Men
As I’ve noted in a previous blog post, there remains a considerable stigma around fertility for women, which restricts the number of women who come to me for fertility counselling in Beaconsfield and online. Speaking about issues like infertility, miscarriage, or menopause is still incredibly difficult; we tend to keep these difficult feelings to ourselves, […]
3 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Someone Going Through Miscarriage
Over the years as a fertility and bereavement counsellor in Beaconsfield, I have seen how couples who have gone through miscarriage don’t just grieve over the loss of their child. They can also, in many cases, worry quite heavily about what their friends, family, and colleagues will say about what has happened. Having to explain […]

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