Grief and Loss Counselling in Bowen Island, BC.

Therapy and bereavement services in Bowen Island, BC. Find real help with the right therapist.


Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW
Grief Counsellor

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V6Y 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

The loss of any relationship can be devastating. Grief for the death of a loved one can go through many phases before we come to accept the loss. In a family system, changes in relationships occur and we often see sides of our families that did not exist prior to the death. Often the end of a relationship can feel like a death and takes time to heal and move forward. Learning about the natural process of healing from Grif and Loss will be helpful in the weeks and months following a loss.

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5N 5K4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Most of us will grieve at some point in our lives. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, an unborn child, a marriage or relationship, a career, a friendship, or a pet, there are all kinds of losses that can be felt deeply and affect our ability to cope with daily life and show up in our relationships with others. I work with clients to help them give voice to their grief, develop coping strategies for getting through this difficult time, tend to the very real emotional pain, and gain strength to create a path forward in a way that honours their loss.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Grief Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Grief and loss does occur anytime we experience the loss of someone or something that we love and identify with. Although it can be normal to grieve, there can come a time when someone may feel stuck in this grief process and then they dicsover they need some help in looking at the situation differently. I can help a client identify their feelings and help them move forward through surrender and acceptance. If there is unfinished business with this person or situation, I would help my client resolve this problem though forgiveness. The ultimate purpose would be to be able to move forward in a constructive and loving manner, leaving behind all grievances and guilt.

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor/EMDR therapist

In V5L 3X9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

When looking at life through a lens grief and loss everything is intensified and there is no specific time line for recovery or "getting over it". Grief comes in waves. In working with me to process your new current reality with grief and loss we can look the triggers that are most affecting your ability to cope in your daily life. I create an environment where clients feel safe to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. In whatever stage of grief you are in (denial, anger, bargaining, depression or acceptance) we can find the tools to help you move forward at your pace.

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Grief Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I will guide you through the work of healing loss and grief in a safe and thoughtfully-paced process. I will bear witness to your pain and walk with you as you find a new way of being in life after loss. I will listen, suggest coping strategies, and help mobilize resources to help you cope during this time of great upheaval and sadness. You are not alone.

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed.
Grief Counsellor

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed.

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist, EMDR Therapist

In V0N 1V0 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

When you lose someone you love or something very meaningful, you experience a mixture of emotions -- shock, anger, denial, depression, or even suicidal ideation. Although at times you may feel as if you were stuck in a very dark tunnel full of hopelessness, confusion and helplessness, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Using several very effective techniques such as talk therapy, EMDR and/or hypnotherapy, Quyn will help you make sense of your loss and find some meaning in it. You will feel happier and hopeful again. You will discover meaningful moments in your life, despite the loss you have experienced. Don't suffer alone. Reach out to Quyn!

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Grief Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 2R4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I help clients navigate their loss whether it be from the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of something important such as a job, a pet, a friendship, or oneself. My approach to helping clients addresses regrets, change, acceptance, anger, and sadness. With people who have lost their loved one, I teach ways of keeping their loved one "alive" and honouring them rather than using traditional approaches of "letting go" and "moving on," which are being shown to be unhelpful and unreasonable for many clients. This fresh perspective helps my clients through a difficult time in their lives while teaching meaningful strategies to use throughout their lives.

Julie Liddell, MEd. RCC Clinical Hypnotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Julie Liddell, MEd. RCC Clinical Hypnotherapist

Registered Clinical Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Spiritual Life Coach

In V7V 1J8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

During our current COVID crisis many are feeling a sense of loss and discouragement and perhaps a feeling of a loss of freedom. Mindfulness therapy can assist with learning how to accept whatever "is" in the moment and move on to a more peaceful place. Know that whatever you are experiencing is normal and that it is okay to move beyond whatever is blocking you in this moment in time.

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)
Grief Counsellor

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)

Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor

In V7T 1B8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Without a doubt, losing someone in your life is THE most painful experience we can have. I know. I've experienced loss myself. I also know how those around us want us to 'get over' the loss as soon as possible because they care about us, but also because people just don't know how to cope with loss in the lives of others. It feels awkward to them. We can feel it. But we just can't get back to 'normal' when our lives have been shattered. It takes time, and often lots of it. And, as you know, there's no 'getting over' loss; it simply becomes a part of the fabric of who we are. But, in time, we can move forward to re-engage fully in our lives. Let me help you do exactly that.

Alex Gheorghe, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Alex Gheorghe, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In v7p 0a7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

While grieving is a normal part of human experience, it can be debilitating and frightening if we are going through it alone. I will help you share your feelings, understand the context of those feelings and help you proceed through the process of closure. Grieving includes not only lost loved ones, but also opportunities and dreams. We may feel the pressure to "put it behind" us and "get on with life" but if grief is weighing you down, listen to what your mind is trying to tell you. I can help you understand what is blocking your way.

Mary Ann Pelzer, MA, RCC, FOT
Grief Counsellor

Mary Ann Pelzer, MA, RCC, FOT

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6B 1L8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Recovering from a painful loss is always difficult. Most people do not realize or understand how far-reaching a process it is. It can encompass all areas of your life and always take much longer and hurt much more, than you ever imagined! While grief is usually associated with the loss of someone you loved, it can also be the loss of other major aspects of your life as well. A loss of a job or career can be devastating, as can the loss of one's healtho or our meaning in life. I can help by walking with you on this journey. So you are not feeling so lost. Help you understand the reasons why you're stuck and together find ways to carve out a new path for you so you can move forward again!

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 2P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Are you having a hard time coping with loss of loved one or with a major life change such divorce or loss of job? Both can leave deep feelings of sadness and eventually this sadness can leave the person with feelings of resentment and anger. Each person varies how they adapt to the significant loss. I help my clients create individualised copy techniques, and methods in treating their symptoms. I work at at the clients pace to help them adjust to the major change in their life.

Michelle Morand, Online and Phone Support
Grief Counsellor

Michelle Morand, Online and Phone Support

M.A. Counselling; Successful Internet & Phone Counselling

In V6Z 1N9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

There are many forms of Grief and Loss. Some losses are immediate and some are ongoing, as in the experience of having a loved one with a chronic illness. There is also the grief and loss that we experience as our own health is lost or when we lose a job or role in our lives that gave us a sense of purpose and passion. The key to gracefully experiencing grief and loss lies in learning how to feel safe being present with what you're feeling; how to know when what you're feeling is truly normal; and how to find a sense of true peace through balancing the memories and your appreciation of the past with the opportunities that exist now for finding new meaning and purpose in your life.

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Death is a natural part of the life cycle but whether expected or sudden we are often left with many emotions. My counselling approach gives you the opportunity to express your feelings in a safe and confidential environment, and allows room for exploration of your feelings. By expressing feelings of loss/grief, clients often report feeling less overwhelmed, sad, and depressed.

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7A 5J9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be a very painful experience. When you are caught up in strong emotions such as sadness, anger, fear, or shock, you may feel alone and misunderstood, and wonder if your experience is normal or if it will ever end. You do not have to walk this journey alone. I will come alongside you, to patiently and gently help you move through the grieving process toward a place of acceptance and peace so that you can recover a sense of contentment and meaning in life.

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6C 1V5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Grief and loss of someone or something can be one of the most painful experiences we have as human being. It can also be very isolating and feel very much alone. What makes it so painful and difficult is because we cannot change what we have lost or bring back who we loss, but with therapy I will help you to come through the grief in a way that provides you with a sense of being okay in your life. To ease the pain and to really acknowledge how this has impacted you is the way to not be held captive to your grief without ever minimizing how much of an impact the loss has had on you and your life.

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Grief Counsellor

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

The grief and loss process is unique for each individual. The loss of a partner, the end of a relationship, a loved pet that died years ago...these events can have a profound affect on us.In counselling we work through the various stages and tasks of greiving together,at the clients pace. Through this journey I offer support and compassion to the client at all times. The benifit to the client is that they work through their grief and eventually are able to honour the loss yet at the same time move on with their life in a positive way.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Grief Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In V6C 3T3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Grief and loss are frequently a root cause of substance abuse, addiction and disorders. The grief process tends to deplete a person's resources, taking up a great deal of their physical, mental, and emotional energy. The absence is not the only thing they are mourning. Their plans, dreams and wishes have changed, and they are being required to let go of the future they anticipated. The phases of mourning include a desire to reverse the loss, feelings of pain and chaos, and the reordering of one's life. At Valiant Recovery, clients receive personalized grief counseling tailored to their needs, as well as specialized sessions on grief and loss.

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)
Grief Counsellor

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)

Registered Professional Counsellor and Supervisor

In V7L 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Grief and Loss are the primary factors in every area of challenge in our lives. It could be the loss of a key relationship or the loss of self esteem, the loss of direction or health or identity, that is the basis of why one needs counselling support. No matter what the loss is, the benefits of identifying that loss and working through the grief process will release you from pain and hopelessness and move you into a world of hope and possibility!

Dee Gill, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Dee Gill, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist

In V5J 1T6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Grief is a normal part of life and at some point we all experience a loss. Grief can involve a variety of emotions from loneliness, guilt, anger, disbelief, numbness, and sadness and has the potential to turn into depression and other psychological disorders. Grief counselling can help reduce the time in mourning and lessen the intensity of the pain and suffering. Counselling can provide support and compassion as you work through the loss towards finding joy and meaning in your life again.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

In V6B 6L5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Loss is a normal yet profound event in everyone's life. It can be expected or sudden and devastating. Either way it often leaves us feeling as though our world has been forever changed and we find ourselves feeling lonely, lost, angry, sad, shocked or confused. Sometimes others, our fast paced society, or we ourselves expect us to move on quickly and deny or forget it. But grief has it's own story and it needs to be told. Therapy can help you sort out the many facets of your grief and offer resources and strategies to help you cope. Grief changes us and challenges us to find new meaning in our lives when we give it the honor and respect it is due.

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Trevor Hale, MSc., Psy.D., RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V7P 3R9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Loss can leave one with a myriad of emotions (feeling overwhelmed, confused, depressed, deeply sad, angry, among others). If left to our own accord, most will eventually begin to feel generally better; however, some lasting emotionality is not uncommon. In other cases, individuals experience a persistent and long-lasting deep sense of loss. In either event, counselling can help individuals to honour the emotionality of grief and loss while reducing the overall effect on their daily living. Ego-State therapy, is particularly well designed for grief and loss interventions, helping individuals to understand the loss, as well as finding and bolstering their own personal coping resources.

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D.,   M. A. RCC
Grief Counsellor

Martin Pinaud, Psy. D., M. A. RCC

Dr. of Psychology BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors #1992

In V7V 0A2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Loss may comee in many forms. The most obvious is relationship loss. A partner, spouse, relative or friend whos is not lomger with us can be an incredibly intense experience. Even someone who has moved away can leavchments to their e a void that may be difficult to fill. Other types of loses include that of ones pet. Many individuals form strong to their pets and this loss can be devistating. Grief is a naturel process that promotes healing. If grief persists for too long then it may dominate a persons ability to return to normal functioning

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V5G 1V8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

When dealing with grief and loss, successful results come from processing grief in a healthy manner and moving through to a place of feeling more settled. With my approaches of both EMDR & Neurofeedback (NFB), the brain is supported in a healthy manner to best allow the processing of loss and allow healing to take place. With NFB, neural connections are enhanced, affecting the Central Nervous System in a natural way to get the brain and body to be at its best. Once the brain training is completed, the effects last and the client is able to move forward in a settled fashion. With EMDR, clients can quickly decrease the intense and often negative emotional charge that loss brings.

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6J 1Y9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Though every experience of loss is personal and unique, there are maps to help us navigate this painful process. Sometimes present grief is complicated by past losses that have re-surfaced and this can make dealing with it alone especially difficult. As an experienced and knowledgeable counsellor in the area of Loss and Grief, I can support you in not feeling overwhelmed. I am there as a compassionate listener and witness, as well as a guide, as your heart heals and you are able to celebrate life again.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Bowen Island, BC.

Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed grief specialists in Bowen Island.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in Bowen Island right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.