Grief counselling

A helping hand through the grieving process

Our care for you and your family continues beyond the funeral. You’ll have access to our Bereavement Care Programme and Christmas Remembrance Services and you can contact us at any time to answer your questions.

There are many ways to work through the grieving process and it’s different for every person. The most important way is to express your grief in whatever way works for you. If you’re struggling, we encourage you to take advantage of our Bereavement Care Programme.

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Our Bereavement Care Programme

Our complimentary Bereavement Care Programme is offered through our partner, the Grief Centre, to provide bereavement support to you and your family. In the weeks following the funeral, you’ll receive a letter telling you about the programme and how you and your family can receive support, including:

  • The listening ear of an experienced support worker for up to one year.
  • A free counselling session in one of seven locations across Auckland, or via phone or Skype.
  • Support groups that connect you with others with similar experiences.
  • Information and resources on loss and grief for all ages.
  • A comprehensive library located at our office for your use.

If you’d like to talk to someone sooner, or have any questions about any of these services, please contact the Grief Centre on 09 418 1457, or email [email protected]

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Children and grief

Children grieve the loss of a loved one too. This may be expressed in different ways and it’s important to recognise and acknowledge their grief. Encourage children to be involved in the funeral service if they’d like to. This will help them share and express their grief and make them feel included in an important family event.

Children can also receive expert support through our Bereavement Care Programme, or you can receive advice on their behalf if you’d like to support them through this difficult time.

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Alison Morgan
West Auckland
"I just wanted to say again how much I appreciated your care of Bob and the family at the funeral on Friday. Martin, your care and the way you dealt with us was appreciated. "
Paul Holmes
Mt Eden
"At times of grief it's reassuring to have a great company looking after you, and we really appreciate Davis and in particular your invaluable help Shane – thanks ! "
Ange Foote
"Thanks again Dani for your wonderful support, understanding and efficiency in making it a special send off for dad. "
Lynne Robertson
"Thank you to everyone at Davis Funerals. Wayne’s service was amazing, we had 300 people in the Panmure Yacht Club. So many people commented on the ashes in the scatter tubes and the service sheets."
Belinda Manthel
"Rachel, You did a great job organising everything for Johns funeral, the service was just perfect . You must be a very special person to work there and calmly speak to people when they’re in need."
Liz Fong
"Thank you for the amazing people you have working at Davis Funeral parlour. I'm so grateful for everything that was done for Keith. I would recommend Davis Funeral parlour to all my Whanau and friends"
Melanie Harvey
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for making Betty’s funeral so kind, warm and special. You made what is a sad occasion better in every possible way. I cannot thank you enough."
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