Tel: 07919 830043 
 
Duncan Lightfoot 
As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I work in my local area with adults, who have suffered a loss, grieving after a death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, moving house or loss of a pet, and this programme helps them learn how to get on with their lives. 
 
In July 2014 I experienced three major milestones in my life, all within the period of 2 weeks - a tumour was found in my bladder, I was made redundant after 14 years and my mother died. 
Like my tumour, my redundancy was not expected, and although my mother was 89, I wasn’t expecting her to die. 
Nothing had really prepared me for these losses all happening together and this was a difficult period for me. Whilst I did eventually find further employment, it was not what I wanted. 
These events did enable me to focus on my priorities in life, like my family, friends, health, fitness and looking for more ways of helping out in my local community. 
However, it was whilst I was working with my younger sister who has mental health issues, as she is struggling to deal with ME, Compulsive Hoarding & mild OCD, that I realised that her condition appeared to be have deep rooted causes based on long term grief and loss. 
During this time, I came across “The Grief Recovery Method” and realised how unique, useful and different this method would be and I was keen to learn more. 
As soon as I read the website, I became excited and wanted to know more, so after a chat with Carole Henderson (MD of Grief Recovery UK), I immediately signed up to complete the training to become a “Certified Grief Recovery Specialist”, which I completed recently in Blackpool, enabling me to deal with my own losses, other people’s losses, broken hearts and grief. 
 
The Grief Recovery Method has been tried & tested programme over 30 years, and it works with both groups and individuals in a safe & secure environment over an 8 week period. 
I live with my wife in Sevenoaks, recently retiring from the Construction Industry. I run in my spare time, a qualified Running Coach with “Oaks Blokes”, a local sociable running group, where I encourage men of all ages to become fit, improve their running or learn how to run from scratch. I am on the local race committee (Weald St.Georges 10K) for this annual event, and I am involved with scouts and help out at the nearby 1st Ightham Scout Group, as an Assistant Scout Leader. 
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The best way to find out if Grief Recovery is for you is to have a chat. Please call - there is absolutely no pressure. 

Testamonials 

"After the death of my father, the directionless feeling of grief increased daily that I did not know what to do. I realised I needed help in some form, something structured and effective but was uncertain what would help me recover from this life loss. 
 
I must admit I was sceptical at first, but Duncan guided me through the Grief Recovery Method, its structure and practices. Working through the process week by week has allowed me to examine my experience of grief throughout my life and provided me the tools to understand the effect these moments have had on my life and how to accept them. Duncan provided a safe, comfortable environment for me to talk freely about my feelings, listening with understanding and patience. 
 
The course allowed me to gain a wider perspective of my feelings and thoughts, with moments that completely resonated with my personal experience of loss. By the end of the course I was able to understand my relationship with grief and with loss, I was able to express my feelings and complete unresolved matters in a way that allowed me to move on. The Grief Recovery course has enabled me to turn a corner and find my way once again. Thank you." 
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Grief Recovery Services I offer 

Adult programme to learn how to talk to your children about grief and loss Grief & Bereavement using Grief Recovery Method in a group format Grief & Bereavement help using the Grief Recovery Method in a 1-1 format Grief Recovery for when you have lost a pet

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Duncan Lightfoot Grief Recovery Specialist operates under licence from Grief Recovery (UK) Ltd. If you have any concerns or questions please call tel 01234 862217 

 
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