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Coping With Grief

Coping With Grief

Grief is natural and normal. It is the response to the experience of significant loss. There is no way of knowing how one will react in times of grief until faced with the journey of grief. Coping with grief is never easy. It is never a journey that we want to face, but most will experience loss in this journey we call life.
Those who have loved deeply have the privilege of the journey of grief.
For some, the emotions of grief can fall upon them in rapid progression, anger, denial, loss, sadness, fear, or numbness. Others journey slowly. Feelings like loneliness and sadness can last for longer periods. It is important to care for yourself or those you love who are experiencing grief in the best way possible.
Swanborough Funerals have our own recommended grief specialist. Appointments can be made with Gary. Please use the contact details below.

Support & Advice


Phone 131114 for free counselling and support. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).


Phone 13 43 25 84 for general health information. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

The Compassionate Friends, Queensland

Support for families who have experienced the death of a family member. Phone (07) 3254 2585.


Phone 1300 224 636 if you are feeling depressed and want to talk to a trained professional. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).


Phone 1300 301 300 counselling and support for parents. (8am–10pm, 7 days a week).


Support for families who have experienced the death of a family member. Phone (07) 3254 2585.

Red Nose Grief and Loss

Phone 1300 308 307 for 24/7 support

Guiding Light – Red Nose Grief and Loss | Supporting you on your journey after the death of a child

Kids Help Line

Phone 1800 551 800 if you are aged 5–25, for free counselling. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

MensLine Australia

Phone 1300 789 978 for professional support and advice for men. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Gary Noble

Gary Noble is a registered counsellor who has worked in General Counselling and rehabilitation for over 13 years. His focus being relationships for over five years.
In that time, he has assisted people from all walks of life to overcome barriers and live better-quality lives. He works towards them being able to gain/regain their confidence.

Gary has experience in assisting people with disabilities, including physical, psychological, and intellectual.

Gary uses a strengths-based approach in assisting people with overcoming their barriers. He has personal and professional experience in negotiating with employers, government departments and professional at all levels.
Gary’s qualification and affiliations include:
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psych and Dis)
  • Cert 4 Workplace Training and Assessment
  • P. (C. Dec) Qld
  • Registered Counsellor
  • Member, Australian Counselling Association
  • Supported Wage, Ongoing Support & Workplace Modifications Assessor (DEEWR)
  • Completed Comcare Approved Rehabilitation Provider Training Course

Personal Statement from Gary Noble, Principal Counsellor:

I have lived in Logan City since 1993 in Marsden, Jimboomba, and Tanah Merah. I am very passionate about sharing God’s love through my skills and talents within the Logan City community.
Foremost, my goal is to see every person within our community have access to counselling services. I work with other like-minded professionals. this is to break down stigma and barriers that restrict people (especially men) from seeking out these services. Hence, I use a strengths-based perspective therapy. Most importantly, underpinned with traditional therapeutic aspects of attribution and defence mechanism theories. I also encourage cognitive behavioural therapy.
My professional experience was as a Chef for 14 years before I went to university for 4 years. I have since primarily worked in the areas of Vocational Rehabilitation and Family Dynamics.
My community involvement has seen me volunteer as a J P since 1987. I have been a foster carer, a scout leader, soccer coach, and coordinate the “yes we care program” for Logan City.
Have you have experienced a loss in the family and need funeral care? Do not hesitate to contact us
at Swanborough Funerals 24hr care line 1800 100 411