Grief, Bereavement and Loss Support 


Specialist advice is derived from my own personal experience of bereavement.

It is backed by my professional academic qualifications in order to provide personalised support and advice.


As a Grief Specialist, at the heart of all my work is my individual expertise in creating meaningful conversations.  Grief is unique to us all and there is no right or wrong way to grieve, so all support is bespoke and based on your individual journey.  


Individual 1-1 bereavement and grief support sessions

(Sessions are currently online or via telephone) 


CPD Certified Grief and Bereavement  Awareness presentations/training


Presentations can be offered online via Zoom or on your company premises 


CPD Certified Grief Training Course 


Group bereavement sessions

(subject to locality and available premises)


Writing and supporting media articles

Jo Goodwin-Worton

In 2019 my life changed when at only 41, my late-husband sadly died after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Gastro-Oesophageal cancer in 2018.


For me, my grief has been a journey and one which on one hand has been heart-breaking but on the other, it has been inspiring.  I chose to embrace my grief, I took a leap of faith to change my career and decided to use my lived experience to help others. 


I know that I can never understand another person's grief as all our experiences are personal and unique, however I can try to relate to all the thoughts and feelings associated with the journey.  


Whether it is individual support, group support, presentations or company training, I am able to offer a range of services which will offer guidance and support through loss, grief and/or bereavement.


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I am a published author of 2 books: 


Caring For Cancer The Real Journey


 Back to Normal?


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I am a Senior Member of the ACCPH

(Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists)

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I am a member of the Grief Specialists Directory

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I have an up-to-date/DBS Certificate (Disclosure & Barring Service)

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I have been a volunteer for a local charity, since 2021, offering loss and bereavement support to clients in the local community.

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I am a volunteer member of an NHS hospital steering group for Gastro-oesophageal patients and carers.

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I am a member of The Institute of Leadership 

and Management


Grief, Loss and Bereavement

When we experience a loss or bereavement the associated grief can feel overwhelming at first.  It is a complex emotional process which continuously evolves over time.


Grief is normal reaction to a loss or bereavement with most people working through their grief at their own pace and in their own way with little need for support, other than family or friends. However, if you feel you are struggling or finding it difficult to process or understand your grief or loss, I can support you through that journey. 


As a Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Specialist at the heart of all my work is my individual expertise in creating meaningful conversations.  Grief is unique to all of us and there is no right or wrong way to grieve, so all support is bespoke and based on your individual journey. 


Following my own personal bereavement in 2019, I retrained and qualified as a grief specialist and now feel privileged to be able to use my real-life experience and my academia to support people through loss and/or bereavement. Having had first-hand experience of grief myself I know that I cannot understand completely what you are going through, however I feel I can relate to it and use that experience to offer you the right support at a difficult time.


I can support you with:

  • Grief/Bereavement support (recent or past)
  • Loss after change
  • Staff support (for employees or employers)
  • Pet Loss
  • End of Life Support
  • Long-term Illness support (loved ones and carers)
  • Partner/Spouse Bereavement
  • Menopause Support (feelings of loss)


I am also able to provide group talks/presentations/guest speaker services to offer guidance on the complexities of grief and understanding the nature of grief from both personal and theoretical aspects




Current Study (Last Year): BA (Hons) Psychological Studies


University Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology


University Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology


Level 5 Advanced Diploma: Bereavement Counselling 

& Thanatology


BSc Open Degree - Specialising in Health & Social Care


Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology


Level 4 Diploma in Counselling & CBT


Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Health Coaching


Level 3 Diploma in Bereavement & Grief Counselling


Level 3 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy


CPD Accredited Diploma in CBT


Diploma - Health & Social Welfare

For further information please contact me to discuss your bespoke requirements.

07359 338044

Evening and weekend appointments are available. Free consultation appointment. 

Concessions are available for session fees (Terms and Conditions apply)

First appointments are within 10 working days of initial contact.

I will respond to all queries within 24 hours. 


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