Bereavement Counselling

Campden Home Nursing offers a Bereavement Counselling service to patients, their families and friends.

Our counsellors aim to provide support for those experiencing difficult emotions associated with having a life limiting illness, to those people caring for them, and to bereaved relatives of our patients.  We provide a safe, confidential place to talk and your concerns will be heard in a non-judgemental, caring and respectful way.

Many years’ experience

Our counsellors have many years’ experience and adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Framework for Good Practice.  As part of our team we have a team of counsellors who receive on-going training and supervision according to BACP guidelines.

We receive referrals from District Nurses and GPs who will be able to give you further information and advice. We also welcome calls directly to our office to arrange counselling if you think you or someone you know could benefit from our help please get in touch.

There is no charge for receiving therapies or counselling service at Campden Home Nursing, if you would like to speak to a member of our team please ring 01386 840505 or contact us for more information.



Play Therapy for bereaved children

Campden Home Nursing works with Jessica Houghton, a local accredited Play Therapist, to provide care and support for children within our geographically defined area, who have been touched by the loss of a friend, loved one, or family member.


The therapy is for bereaved children aged 3-11 years, and aims to help them make sense of the loss of someone close to them. The therapy uses play and arts as a child’s natural form of expression and communication to help them explore and process their feelings within a safe environment.

Play therapy involves a series of sessions which involve Jessica meeting with the child, using play and art materials, such as small figures, animals, books, dressing up props, clay, sand and water, musical instruments and art materials to help the child explain what is troubling them and to express thoughts and feelings.

The sessions take place weekly, at Campden Home Nursing offices or the child’s school.  They will usually happen at the same time and place to help the child build a trusting relationship with their therapist.

Each child is funded for a 12 week period and after this time, a review will take place between the therapist, family and the charity to determine the way ahead.

You can read more about Jessica Houghton and play therapy at



Got questions?

For nursing enquiries please contact our nursing team on 07780 660141.

For all general enquries please call 01386 840505. You can also email