"I cannot recommend Lara highly enough, as a wise, compassionate witness and guide.
Grief yields to gratitude, for these experiences, all of them."
Öcean Liff-Anderson, Corvallis, OR
We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including from the death of loved ones, intractable conflicts, chronic illness, unresolved trauma, ancestral wounds, and the sorrows of our troubled world. An experience of grief can bring feelings of shock, despair, anxiety, guilt, fear, overwhelm, numbness, and depression. Grief can arise from a loss in the past, a crisis in the present, or an anticipation of loss in the future, but with our modern world being largely death-phobic and grief-illiterate, it can be hard to find the support we really need on this difficult life journey.
I offer a space of deep compassion and care. In navigating my own profound experiences of grief and loss, and having supported many others through this life passage I bring my full presence to you as a companion in your grief. I share perspectives and practices to support you to make sense of your life and to feel safe in the world again. I see the path we take through the realm of grief as a rite of passage that can bring unexpected hidden gifts, rather than as a sickness needing to be cured or overcome. Grief can tear us apart, and it can transform us into something new.
Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes long and take place by telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or in-person wherever possible. I offer a sliding scale to support all incomes and also offer a limited number of pro-bono sessions for those experiencing severe financial difficulty. Please contact me for fees, any questions, and to schedule a free initial consultation. To read a selection of testimonials from previous clients, please click here.
“Our work together has brought me so much freedom from the inner turmoil I have lived with most of my life.
My only regret is that I didn’t have your support earlier to save me so many years of struggle.”
Lisa Dowell, London, UK