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Exploring Therapeutic Approaches

Pathways to Healing

At Therapy Bee, we value and honour your unique journey through grief and trauma.


Our approach is centred around you, creating a space where you feel respected, valued, and understood regardless of your background, identity, or experiences. We also recognize that oppression can manifest in various forms, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, or classism, and we strive to address these dynamics and how they may be contributing to your experience of grief and trauma in our therapy sessions.


We recognize that each individual's experience is different, and there's no single solution that fits everyone. Your well-being is our top priority, and we're committed to building a positive therapeutic relationship based on trust and safety, regardless of the nature of your grief and trauma.


Together, we'll explore a range of therapy options to find what works best for you. Here are just some of the therapy solutions we offer to tailor your healing journey:


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Your therapist will act as a supportive guide, walking alongside you on your journey through grief. Instead of feeling pressured to "get over it" or "move on," your therapist will simply listen, providing a safe space for your feelings to emerge without judgment or expectation.

With the companioning model, you will feel validated and understood in a way that you may not have before. We will not try to fix you or offer quick solutions; instead, we will offer comfort, support, and encouragement as you navigate the ups and downs of grief at your own pace.

Through this model, you will be able to honour your loved one's memory while also finding ways to cope with your loss. Your therapist will help you explore different coping strategies and provide gentle encouragement when needed most.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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With CBT, it's not just about talking about your feelings—it's about understanding how your thoughts and behaviours are impacting your grief. Your therapist will help you see that sometimes, the way you are thinking about things can make your grief feel even more overwhelming.

Through CBT, you will learn to identify any unhelpful thought patterns and challenge them. Instead of getting stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, you will start to reframe your thoughts in a more positive and constructive way.

CBT will help you develop practical tools and strategies to help you cope. Whether it's breathing exercises to calm your racing thoughts or setting small, achievable goals for yourself, you will feel more equipped to navigate the ups and downs of grief, while giving you a sense of control in a situation that often feels overwhelming. It's not about denying my grief or pretending everything is okay—it's about empowering yourself to face it head-on and find ways to move forward, one step at a time.


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Mindfulness therapy is all about being present in the moment, without judgment or distraction. It is not about trying to change your feelings or thoughts, but rather about accepting them as they are.

Through mindfulness, you will learn to pause and really tune in to what you are feeling, both physically and emotionally. It will help you develop a sense of curiosity and compassion toward yourself, even on the hardest days.

One of the great things about mindfulness is that it's something you can practice anywhere, anytime. Whether you are taking a walk in nature or sitting quietly at home, you can always come back to your breath and find a sense of calm and grounding. Mindfulness therapy has been a lifeline for many in the midst of grief. It's not about making the pain go away—it's about learning to be with it in a way that feels manageable and compassionate.

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based treatment designed to help individuals recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT focuses on helping patients understand and reframe negative thoughts related to their trauma. Through structured sessions, individuals learn to identify distorted beliefs, challenge these thoughts, and develop healthier, more balanced perspectives. This process not only alleviates the symptoms of PTSD but also empowers individuals to regain control over their lives, fostering resilience and emotional well-being. By addressing the cognitive impact of trauma, CPT provides a pathway to healing and long-term recovery.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy differs from traditional therapy where you just talk about your feelings. Narrative therapy is about telling your story and finding meaning in the midst of loss.

With narrative therapy, you will explore how the stories you tell about your life and experiences—including your grief—are powerful tools for healing. Your therapist will help you see that you are not just a passive observer of your life; but rather the author of your own story. You have the power to rewrite it in a way that brings you peace and understanding.

Through this approach, you will explore grief in a whole new light. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by sadness, you will start to see your loss as a chapter in a much larger narrative. Your therapist will help you uncover the strengths and resilience that have carried you through difficult times, reminding you that you are more than just your grief. It's not about forgetting or moving on from your loss—it's about honouring it and integrating it into the larger tapestry of your life.

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Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)

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Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT) is not just about talking—it's a structured program designed to address the specific symptoms of prolonged grief disorder.


CGT integrates elements from attachment theory and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), offering a holistic approach to healing. Through CGT, you will discover a safe space to explore your feelings and work through your grief in a structured and supportive environment. Each session builds on the last, helping you understand your grief more deeply, while developing practical strategies for coping.

With the support of a therapist and the structured nature of CGT, you will be able to make progress, even on the hardest days. CGT offers hope that healing is possible, even in the midst of overwhelming grief. It's not a quick fix, but it's a path forward—towards healing. 

Attachment Based Therapy

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Attachment theory can be incredibly helpful for your grief journey because it helps us understand the deep connections we form with others and how they shape our experiences of loss. By exploring your attachment patterns and relationships, we can uncover how your past experiences influence the way you're grieving now. Understanding these connections can give us insight into why certain aspects of your grief feel especially challenging and help us develop strategies to cope more effectively.


Additionally, attachment-based therapy provides a supportive space to explore and process your emotions, allowing us to work through any unresolved feelings and strengthen your sense of security and connection. Ultimately, by integrating attachment theory into our work together, we can help you navigate your grief with more awareness, resilience, and compassion for yourself.

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Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) offers a unique and powerful approach to healing grief and trauma by addressing the diverse and often conflicting parts within us. In IFS, individuals are guided to explore their internal landscape, recognizing and understanding the various sub-personalities, or "parts," that hold pain, fear, and unresolved emotions from past experiences. By fostering a compassionate and non-judgmental relationship with these parts, individuals can facilitate their healing and integration.

IFS helps individuals to Identify and Acknowledge Parts and recognize the different parts within themselves that are affected by grief and trauma, such as the wounded child, the protector, or the critic. Develop Self-Compassion: Cultivate a compassionate self that can understand and soothe these parts, reducing internal conflict and promoting emotional balance. Heal Traumatic Wounds: Allow the parts holding trauma to express their pain and release their burdens in a safe and supportive environment. Restore Inner Harmony: Integrate the healed parts into a cohesive sense of self, fostering resilience and overall well-being.


Through IFS, individuals can achieve profound healing, transforming their relationship with grief and trauma and reclaiming a sense of inner peace and wholeness.

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