Hello I'm Louise Griffey. I am an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist, based in Munster, Republic of Ireland.
I am so glad you’re here, having courage to seek help to heal your grief or loss.
My journey in finding The Grief Recovery Method® began after a cascade of losses, the ending of a long term romantic relationship, and the death of my two beautiful dogs. I felt lost in the world, I felt immense pain, anger and sadness and along with all of those roller-coaster of emotions I suffered with crippling anxiety following the trauma of the death of my dogs. I thought to myself "no one prepared me for grief", the physical and emotional effects it had on me were profound, I often asked myself "how long is this pain going to last?"
After endless hours of internet searches I stumbled across the The Grief Recovery Method® website, I felt compelled to sign up to become a Grief Recovery Method Specialist I wanted to learn how to help myself and then others through the heartache of loss. During my training I was guided step by step through this amazing program and I had the ability to heal so much of my unresolved grief from some very intense losses that I had experienced in my life.
Being an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist I predominantly work in an online setting through Zoom. I offer 1-on-1 Grief Support and also Online Group Support sessions.
If you are currently dealing with loss of any kind and feel ready to begin healing from that pain, please feel free to contact me and we can take the first steps together on your Grief Recovery journey.
The grief recovery method navigated and supported a journey I had to take from pet carer to pet loss. It gave me the strength to hold difficult conversations and make decisions that needed to be made, although heartbreaking and painful. It allowed me to more fully embrace to support and kindness from friends, family and colleagues and make positive steps to remember my dog in happier times.Pet Loss Support GroupsParticipant in Dublin, Dublin05/15/2023
I had never heard of the Grief Recovery Method before I took part in the eight-week program. While I was dealing (or not dealing) with loss associated with bereavement I had not been looking for help at the time. The opportunity to take part in this course arose quite by chance but I took it gladly. I did not know what to expect but I found the facilitator, Louise Griffey, to be extremely professional, respectful, caring, honest and approachable. She guided me through all the steps of the program, explained all the main principles in depth, demonstrated these with her work on her own personal losses and answered any questions I had with patience and understanding. I found the completion of a loss-history graph to be an eye-opening experience and it enabled me to choose my first relationship to work on in depth. This turned-out to be different from the one I had initially selected. The work on the relationship graph helped me to identify both positive and negative experiences from my past which have affected me throughout my life in one way or another. While I cannot speak to the motivations of the person to whom this relates, it helped me to try to understand why they said or did the things they did and to realise the impact these had on me. I felt very privileged to be part of a small group of other women who shared their own losses with me. I looked forward to our Monday night meetings and felt that I was in a safe place with people I could trust and who listened to me with compassion and without judgement. I highly recommend this program to anyone suffering their own loss and I will be recommending my facilitator, Louise Griffey, to my family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to using the skills I have learnt to work on more of my own losses. Thank you for everything!Support GroupsParticipant in Ennis, Clare12/19/2022
The program has given me tools to complete relationships that have knowingly or unknowingly weighed me down. It is very empowering and I am very grateful.Support GroupsParticipant in Mallow, Munster12/19/2022
I was anxious to start the program, though hindsight is a great thing. If I had known how beneficial the program was going to be to me; how safe, supportive and special the journey and fellow journey takers would be to me - I would have left the anxiety at the door. The program takes you through brave steps and gives you time, tools and abilities to work on your grief, or the different grief weights you are carrying in the such a powerful way. Our facilitator was a calm, pillar of strength and example and guided us in a way that felt like she was holding our hand but lifting us up to do the important work we were there to do independently. Its a beautiful thing to feel so supported and so independent at the same time.Support GroupsParticipant in Cork, Cork12/19/2022