We offer bereavement counselling and support for all who live, work or study within Kingston.
We work with bereaved children, young people and adults from any background or culture, referred through their GP, school or by contacting us direct. Our adult project works with individuals, couples and families, and provides advice, training and consultancy to promote understanding and awareness about bereavement issues. The Saying Goodbye Project offers bereavement counselling and support for children and young people, their parents/carers and anyone working with them.Why the community needs us
KBS has worked for the last 25 years in Kingston-upon-Thames to help prevent the adverse outcomes for individuals, families and the wider community that can follow bereavement. We can offer advice and information, clinical assessment, one-to-one counselling, couples counselling and peer support groups, and is shaped by the needs of the individual. We support people who have experienced a significant bereavement to improve their emotional well being and their links with the wider community.Our impact on the community
We help children to express their fears and concerns in confidence, have their feelings acknowledged and find ways of remembering the person who has died. As well as talking, a lot of the work is activity based and children are empowered with coping strategies for the future. Their parents/carers and professionals working with them can also access information, advice and support, and we provide a bespoke training programme for professionals.
We are looking for Counsellors, we provide full Bereavement Counselling training, and Supervisors. We are also looking for new Trustees to join our Executive Board