The Centre has partnered with local charity, City and East London Bereavement Service (CELBS), to introduce a new service to support people coping with grief and bereavement.

The Covid-19 crisis has compounded the way grief is experienced by a number of difficult factors presented by the pandemic. People may have lost loved ones and not been able to say goodbye properly, they may be coping with a life-limiting illness or struggling to deal with grief in the context of our changing and challenging world.

Free sessions are provided with experienced bereavement counsellors in a safe and confidential space to help process difficult emotions and find new ways to make sense of them.  Sessions are provided both on-line and in person (subject to Covid-19 regulations).

Through the partnership with CELBS, the Centre’s team of Social Prescribing Link Workers are undergoing specialist bereavement training to also be able to support people with grief.

Bereavement counselling is available to people aged 18 or over who live in the borough of Tower Hamlets and the surrounding area.

One-To-One Individual Bereavement Counselling

Pre-Bereavement Counselling – for life-limiting illness

Couples Counselling – when a child has passed away

Relatives and friends of anyone who has died in any of the hospitals within the Barts Health NHS Trust can also access free bereavement counselling through this service.

Celbs is accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

For more information and a referral form please email or call:

  • 07928 809935
  • 07496 283141
  • For Bengali speakers: 07931 869773