“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

Sigmund Freud


"No-one likes to feel sad so they do what most people are taught... they pretend that they are OK"

My name is Dawn Ford and I am a Loss & Wellbeing Specialist; supporting clients who are struggling after a significant emotional loss. I am passionate about my work - whether that is delivering The Grief Recovery Method, or facilitating children's Grief & Art workshops or creating bespoke keepsake cushions out of your cherished clothes.

During our lifetime we will all experience the grief that accompanies the death of a loved one, but we can also struggle and grieve other losses too such as a divorce, a failed business, the loss of our home, our career, our health, a loss of confidence or self-worth or our identity and many others.

In 2016 I trained in the Grief Recovery Method and it was a life-changing experience; for me as someone struggling with loss it helped me enormously, and it made so much sense. As a result of this revelationary programme I decided to make this the area I would work in - helping others to resolve their deep rooted and unresolved grief. I was amazed and inspired by its unique 'holistic' approach to 'loss' and I can fully recommend this transformational 'educational wellbeing' programme to anyone who feels 'stuck' or unaware of how to move through their grief.

In April 2020 I qualified as an Advanced GRM Specialist. I am loving this new opportunity to support clients online, now location is no longer a barrier to accessing my support. 

Please get in touch to find out how I can help you, or a loved one, heal your unresolved  grief.

'Building resilience and empowement after loss.' 

The Grief Recovery Institute, are proud to say that research at Kent State University has shown that The Grief Recovery Method approach to helping grievers deal with the pain of emotional loss in any relationship is "Evidence Based" and effective. We are also proud to say that our programme is the only Grief support programme to have received this distinction of being evidence based.

Their studies show that The Grief Recovery Method goes beyond a “best practice” or “promising approach” in dealing with the emotional pain of loss. This means there is high confidence that those who follow the Grief Recovery Method Action Plan can find happiness in their lives despite the loss they suffered.


The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training is recognised by many professional bodies around the world. In the UK the course has been Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society.


1:1 Therapy Sessions

A holistic and educational wellbeing programme enabling you to heal from unresolved grief, loss, trauma. This programme also empowers you with the emotional tools to face future losses.

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Couple's Therapy

Supporting couples with their unresolved losses individually, which in turn increases greater emotional awareness and empathy

Group Therapy

Bespoke Keepsakes

I also facilitate grief & art workshops. These specialist creative sessions provide an opportunity for children who are struggling to come to terms with an emotional loss to express their feelings via the mediums of drawing and fabrics. 

Group Meeting

Small group therapy sessions that bring an additional  sense 

of belonging

and shared experiences in a safe and non-judgemental   space, enabling everyone participating  

to heal past losses, grief and trauma

 With this bespoke service your cherished clothes are carefully turned into a keepsake cushion that you can hold close. These keepsakes bring so much comfort to  anyone who has suffered a bereavement or for children after a divorce, or when one parent works away for long periods of time 

Inspired by your memories that your cherished clothes hold on to. Each commission is always a privilege.


Grief & Art Workshops

Contact Dawn

©2020 by Dawn Ford Loss & Wellbeing Specialist.