Bereft Bereavement Support was set up in 1999 to fill the need for specialist bereavement counselling and support for the adult (over 16) residents of the London Borough of Ealing. The death of someone close is a major event which is likely to affect all of us at some point in our life. Coping with the normal responses of grief can be very difficult. Everyone reacts differently. All of our counsellors are volunteers, trained in counselling skills and bereavement issues.