Loss could be viewed as being deprived of something or being without someone or something that you once had. So that could be a person, a relationship, an animal, your health, your job, your role as a parent, an object etc etc. Loss is never just about one event. Each loss is influenced by past losses and each loss is affected by the other losses related to the major loss. For example, in the primary loss of a partner leaving you, the secondary losses could be friends, a social activity you did together, lifestyle due to financial changes, and so on.
How counselling helps
In any relationship loss (human or animal) we will loose a part of ourselves too, as we were invested into that relationship. Counselling helps you by allowing you the space and time to talk and to identify and develop strategies to manage this change process, change in you and in your life, in a supportive environment.