"How many beginnings can a story have, Daddy?" "As many as you can eat, my lamb. But only one ending. Or maybe it's the other way around: one beginning and a whole Easter basket of endings." "Papa, don't be silly... A story has to start somewhere. And then it has to end somewhere. That's the whole point. That's how it is in real life." "But that's not how it is in real life, Rinny. Real life is all beginnings. Days, weeks, children, journeys, marriages, inventions. Even a murder is the beginning of a criminal. Perhaps even a spree. Everything is prologue. Every story has a stutter. It just keeps starting and starting until you decide to shut the camera off. Half the time you don't even realize that what you're choosing for breakfast is the beginning of a story that won't pan out till you're sixty and staring at the pastry that made you a widower. No, love, in real life you can get all the way to death and never have finished one single story. Or never even get one so much as half-begun.” ― Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance
Understanding your loss, grief, and bereavement is the starting point for grief recovery. Every person’s story of loss is unique and there is a lesson to learn from all the stories. By sharing our stories through therapy and counselling, we learn from each other. Everyone is both teacher and learner and by sharing, we grow and learn to embrace the art of living and dying.
Die hantering van verlies en rou is soos 'n vingerafdruk - uniek tot elke persoon. Hierdie uniekheid word in elke terapeutiese sessie met respek en vertroulikheid hanteer. Die stadige en moeisame pad na die dood van 'n geliefde, is 'n reeks van klein keuses wat mettertyd die wond laat genees. Die letsels wat agterbly dien as herinnering dat mens nooit weer dieselfde kan wees nie, maar dat jy tog weer in staat is om die lewe aan te gryp.
The following services are rendered by Dr. Nelia Drenth/ Dr. Nelia Drenth lewer die volgende dienste
Grief therapy/ Routerapie
Couples therapy/ Huweliksterapie
Relationship therapy/ Verhoudingsterapie
Health related therapy (when someone or yourself are diagnosed with a serious illness)/ Gesondheidsverwante-terapie (wanneer jyself of iemand na aan jou met 'n ernstige siektetoestand gediagnoseer is)
Trauma counselling/ Traumahantering
CPD accredited workshops/ CVO geakkrediteerde werkswinkels
Workshops for community members and counsellors /Werkswinkels aan die algemene publiek en beraders