Ann Smart is a loss and grief counsellor with over 20 years experience specialising in this area of work. She has a private practice in Milford on the North Shore in Auckland.
Ann works alongside people of all ages as individuals, couples and family groups. She particularly enjoys the work she does with young adults.
Loss affects every one of us during our lifetime.
It may involve the loss of a relationship, employment, a loved one or arise when we move house, our children leave home or we suffer trauma or ill health.
Different losses can create different experiences. Grief can have different effects on each of us and there is no one way that it can, or should, be experienced. Ann works collaboratively and respectfully with people to discover ways (that are right for them) to live with the grief.
"Many people have sympathy but Ann has amazing empathy for and with people"
"… it was amazing to find someone who really understands, who is empowering, positive, clear and practical"