About Living Loss

Living Loss was birthed from the revelation that people are carrying grief due to a range of life experiences and many times people are grieving for situations and loved ones who are still alive.
Rev Sharon Townsend & Dorothy Dwyer set up the Living Loss ministry in 2014. It evolved from the Bereavement support groups they set up for those who had lost a loved one.

Click here to read more about ‘Who we are’

SEMINARS & TALKS

Loss & Bereavement Group

Counselling

Our Goals

Our goal is to bring awareness of the grief that can be experienced during the natural course of life.
We aim to provide help and support within the Church and the community.
Typical issues that can affect and come under ‘living loss’ are the loss of a relationship,
self-esteem, family, singleness, abuse, unemployment, etc.
Our belief is that in spite of the traumatic experience of living with a ‘loss’,
there is light at the end of the tunnel.
We believe: ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.’

LIVING LOSS SEMINAR

Saturday 23 September 2017

At Crowne Plaza – Bridges Wharf – Battersea – London SW11 3BE

Start 10.00am (Registration 9.30am) to 4.30pm

This year, we’ll be looking at the impact of crime on the individual, family and community,

and offering practical help and advice.

Our seminar is open to all who wish to attend – whether you’ve directly been affected by it

or work within the criminal justice or associated field.

Hosts PASTOR SHARON TOWNSEND & DOROTHY DYWER

Guest Speakers: RAY & VI DONOVAN from the Chris Donovan Trust – RITA QUARRY with a personal narrative

Other special guests.

Rev Sharon Marcia Townsend

A qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, who works within the Ethical frame of BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy) and the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors).

Dorothy Dwyer

For the past 6 years, she has worked closely with Pastor Sharon Townsend, facilitating the Loss and Bereavement support groups around London. Her work in training and Life Coaching has brought a complementary aspect to their joint ministry.

Ray & Vi Donovan

Founders of the Chris Donovan Trust. Prison Governors’ Association Charity of the year 2015-2016 and winners of a number of awards.

Rita Quarry

A parent affected by crime. Rita will be giving a powerful personal narrative on a very testing journey.

Purchase tickets from eventbrite.co.uk – £27.50 Early bird, book by 31st August 17 – £35 late registration

Click here to purchase tickets

Enquires 020 8769 5174

Click here to see The Living Loss Seminar 2016 Gallery

LOSS & BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Are you or someone you know suffering from any type of loss or Bereavement?
If the answer is yes, please accept or extend our invitation to come along to our Loss and Bereavement Group.

The group was set up to meet a need within the community
to provide support to those suffering from loss or bereavement in their life and offers them a safe place where they can explore their thoughts and feelings.
The group is led by Rev. Sharon Townsend who is a Psychodynamic counsellor leads the group along with Dorothy Dwyer, a trainer and Certified life coach

The Loss and Bereavement Group is held fortnightly on a Wednesday for 10 sessions.

Contact us, or check back shortly for details of the next Group

Testimonials

  • “I lost my dad in 2011. I was hurting, as I hadn’t come to terms with the loss. Finding the loss and bereavement group changed my life, as I was able to share my experience with others who had experienced loss. It helped me to come to terms with my loss and also to help others who were going through. God bless Sharon and Dorothy they are helping to change so many people’s lives through their love and obedience to God.”

    Loss & Bereavement Attendee
  • “When I lost my granddad from a sudden death I felt as if my entire world had fallen apart. I heard about the loss and bereavement group from a Facebook status and decided to make contact and go along. I found the content of the sessions extremely useful and beneficial. I made some wonderful long-term friendships and with support from Sharon and Dorothy I’m feeling absolutely content... I gained a lot more than I initially anticipated and would strongly recommend the Loss and bereavement group to all who are going through a personal loss in their lives.”

    Loss & Bereavement Attendee
  • “I lost my dad in 2011. I was hurting, as I hadn’t come to terms with the loss. Finding the loss and bereavement group changed my life, as I was able to share my experience with others who had experienced loss. It helped me to come to terms with my loss and also to help others who were going through. God bless Sharon and Dorothy they are helping to change so many people’s lives through their love and obedience to God.”

    Loss & Bereavement Attendee
  • “The counselling I received from the Loss and Bereavement Group provided support during my very difficult times. Having the opportunity to speak about my loss has allowed me to adjust to my new life with all its changes. The classes have allowed me to express the anger and sadness that I kept bottled inside, to the point that I was denying the sadness, which only prolonged my pain. The Loss and Bereavement Group accepted me as a person and it didn’t matter if I was a known Minister, I still had feelings that I needed to acknowledge in order for me to move forward.”

    Loss & Bereavement Attendee

News & Interviews

Want to catch up on whats been happening? Take a look at some of the Living Loss news

Premier Christian Radio Interview

Thursday 29th January 2015 – 09:00 am John Pantry interviews Pastor Sharon Townsend and Dorothy Dwyer on Premier Christian Radio, Inspirational Breakfast. What you say to someone who has lost someone and is feeling bereaved and feel they can’t move on? Because I’m sure we’ve all meet people like that at times, someone’s died, perhaps

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