bereavement counsellor


Bereavement counsellors support and guide patients and their families to better cope with the death of the loved ones by assisting them in emergent situations, at the hospices and at the memorial services. They train other professionals and communities anticipating the supportive needs of bereavement and responding to the education requirements.

Alternative label

  • bereavement social counsellor

  • family bereavement counsellor

  • bereavement support worker

  • bereavement officer

  • community bereavement support officer

  • bereavement service coordinator

  • bereavement advice counsellor

  • bereavement support counsellor

  • adult bereavement counsellor

  • family and bereavement support officer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences



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