Grief and Loss Counselling in Esquimalt, BC.

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


Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 2B6 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Grief and loss can be all consuming in one's life. Therapy can move you through the pain to a place of honouring that which was lost. Our body holds onto grief. Instead of "leaving it all behind", healthy grieving is a way of creating space to carry forward the helpful and beautiful essence of people, moments, events and items that are important to us.

Shelley Gordon, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Shelley Gordon, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V8V 4Y2 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Through safety, support and compassion, Shelley helps her clients through the difficult process of grief and loss. Encouraging clients to be compassionate towards themselves, as well as promoting self care as they move through the different stages of grief. Shelley normalizes and teaches clients about the grief process as she holds out the possibilities of hope and recovery from this painful period of time. Shelley helps clients to find meaning and purpose as they embrace their grief with the underpinnings of growth and healing.

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

In V8R 1G9 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

I will listen to the client's accounts of their loss. identifying the critical issues that are involved and validating their loss. The I will contextualize the loss(es) in terms of the meaning it has upon their life, and the general issues that are involved. Usually, I outline the stages of the grieving process and prepare the client for this, including some assignments that will assist them inexperiencing their losses and letting go eventually. This is avery delicate and intimate sharing process which I try to remain sensitive to as we proceed.

Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC
Grief Counselor

Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is a response to the loss of someone to who we are attached to. Generally speaking the greater the attachment to someone, the greater the sense of loss experienced. Loosing someone close to you can be very difficult to deal with because grief has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and spiritual dimensions. Choosing some one to walk along side of you that has the training to help you during the difficult task of recovery is very important and can often shorten the process of resolving grief significantly.

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.)  CCC
Grief Counsellor

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.) CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9B 6R5 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

I use my own experience of loss and relevant therapeutic insights to guide you through the grieving process. When your grief hurts those closest to you or interferes with your day to day functioning, you need to give attention to your hurt. This is where a trained outsider can be of help. We all go through similar stages of grief when faced with a significant loss, but in our own unique way. We need to take the time and address what is possible at each moment. By making sense of where you are in the grieving process, clarifying your beliefs and expectations of how much time grieving should take and what the end result should be, you will be able to integrate your experience.

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1G3 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

While grief is a normal response to loss, it can create a sense of despair and hopelessness. It can result from the death of a loved one, the loss of a pet, the loss of meaningful job or career, the end of a relationship, the diagnosis of illness or disease, or any major life transition. As a grief counsellor, I offer a sensitive and compassionate environment in which to honour that loss, and help you move toward acceptance and renewal.

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT
Grief Counsellor

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V8R 1B9 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Grief is a deeply personal experience. I have found that grief can best be accompanied with compassion, gentleness, expression of loss, and the creation of a personalized ritual to assist in finding closure and peace. People greave in every culture, every religion, every walk of life. I am committed to meeting you wherever you may be in the grief process and joining you as you emerge through it to the other side. Contact me today for a free initial consultation.

Cory Klath, Cory Klath
Grief Counsellor

Cory Klath, Cory Klath

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

In V8T 4N4 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Our natural response to any loss is to grieve. Maybe there is grief for a loved one, for a broken promise or betrayed trust, for lost opportunities, for the suffering of another, for the end of a relationship, or the loss of a job. It can be a complicated process involving a complex (and often confusing) array of painful feelings that often affect us on all levels - mind, body and spirit. In my practice, I help people to work through the mourning process, exploring ways to honor their loss, and begin to adapt to changes and new realities. Maybe together, we can find a way through.

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW

Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

In V8P 3V5 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

My approach to grief and loss is based on the belief that there is no right way to grieve. Grief impacts our entire being and can be overwhelming – physically, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. When we avoid facing and working through our grief, it surfaces in other ways that can do more harm than good (overeating, anger, depression, heavy alcohol consumption – all of which impact our relationships with ourselves and others). It is a highly personal experience shaped by previous losses and the messages we received growing up which are influenced by many factors including our gender. It is through naming and making meaning of the losses experienced that healing can take place over time. Gradually over time, these feelings can become lighter and...(view profile to read more)

Alexandra Goodall, MA
Grief Counselor

Alexandra Goodall, MA

Arts-based/Somatic Psychotherapist, Certified Erotic Blueprint Coach

Available for Online Therapy

When we are facing grief and loss, there is often a complex web of emotions and many layers of meaning-making to encounter in our healing process. The path is never linear. The timeline requires sensitivity and nuance. Compassion, patience and the ability to hold seemingly contradictory feelings are paramount. The arts and an experienced guide can hold us in these complex places.

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8T 4N4 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Grief is a multilayered emotion that can come in waves, it can wax and wane, or it can completely throw you off your feet at different times in your life. I am here to help you gain footing by providing a compassionate and safe space to explore the difficult and complex terrain of grief. I will meet you wherever you are in your grieving experience and provide you with a safe and compassionate space to move within it in meaningful ways. I will offer information about the grieving process to help you understand some of the confusing, distressing and overwhelming feelings you may be experiencing and to help promote confidence in your ability to navigate through this challenging time.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Going through grief and loss can leave your whole world frozen and meaningless. Through therapy with me, you will find a road back to meaning and recover your life energy. The process of grieving is one of acceptance and through acceptance and letting go, you can actually regain your wisdom with a profound sense of strength and new insights. There are many types of loss, from losing a close person or pet, to leaving your home city or house, or even losing a job or losing a relationship through separation and divorce, as well as through death. There is also the very real loss of hope and dreams, plans that may be lost through death, separation or illness. With gentle support, I will help you.

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Certified Consultant, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Working through grief and mourning, is often a long-term process. There can be a range of emotions, thoughts and physical experiences as you adjust to your life after a loss. Significant life changes may include the loss of a loved one, pet, relationship, pregnancy, job, divorce, a move and relationship. I can help by listening to however you need to speak about your loss, at anytime in your experiences. Mourning is a normal and very personal process that does not have a time limit. Yet, sometimes you may feel stuck and at those times, it can be helpful to use on EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to work through those sticking points.

Julie MacNaughton, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Julie MacNaughton, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8P 1A1 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

You don't have to face grief alone. Counselling can ease feelings of grief by gaining support and normalizing symptoms, as well as learning coping strategies for relieving symptoms of grief. Anger, confusion, fatigue, sadness, fear and even relief can all come up. Somatic and physical symptoms can also be happening, such as insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, and aches and pains. Therapeutic modalities such as somatic work, narrative therapy, and learning coping strategies for managing symptoms and creating understanding and meaning of life and loss can help.

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist - Professional Therapy by Phone & Email

In V8V 1S5 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Grieving is one of the most painful experiences you can have. It may be caused by the death of someone you love, illness, disappointment or for many other reasons. It may start even before the loss and usually continues long after it. You may feel devastated, abandoned, angry, sleepless, depressed, miserable, in pain or lonely. You may think you will never feel happy again. Sometimes grieving is delayed or denied for a long time. Maybe you don't even know why you feel so unhappy. Dr Janice is an expert in general bereavement counseling with special expertise in child death and post abortion grieving. I will ask you to tell me the whole story of your loss and help you find comfort and relief.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

In V8P 3W8 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Grief and loss are both universal and unique experiences. We all experience them from time to time and the experience can be overwhelming and debilitating. I will help you understand that experiences inform us but do not define us - we can choose our path through grief and loss and leave it behind, changed but not broken or damaged. There is life in front of us to be lived and every experience we have is important and informative to who we become.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8M 1M6 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

If you are reading this description because you have recently suffered a loss, please know that I am deeply sympathetic to your pain. In therapy, my intent is to bear witness to your suffering, to ensure that your emotions are sorted through and given open expression, and then to help find meaning in what often seems a meaningless situation. I believe that grief is complicated, highly personal, and not responsive to formulas or prescribed methods of treatment. There is only an untread path, and I would be honoured to walk it with you.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8V 3K9 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Do you feel as if your energy is consumed by grief? Grief and loss are an inevitable part of life, such as with : a relationship breakdown, divorce, loss of a loved one, infertility, miscarriage ,the loss of a child, loss of a beloved pet, abortion, illness and other significant changes in your life. As your therapist, Laurie can help you learn to cope with your grief and begin to more fully come to terms with your loss. Laurie can help you transition through the pain to resiliency and healing.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3J6 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Life isn’t always what we want it to be. People die; relationships can end; life gives some terrible surprises. Normally when we experience loss we slowly adjust to a new reality. But we can experience “complicated grief” – getting stuck in grieving somehow. Negative feelings, like anger, regrets, or guilt can hang around. Life can seem more difficult (work, your relationship, your feelings about yourself, e.g.). Perhaps you feel alone, or stuck fighting. Counselling can help you identify and process what is going on. I can help you connect to your past while figuring out how to move forward. I provide a safe, unbiased place to share your story and resolve your experience.

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW
Grief Counsellor

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V8R 1V7 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

The grief experienced by caregivers of a person with a dementia is unique and largely unrecognized - many caregivers do not relate their complex and often troubling feelings to the many losses associated with dementia. I work with clients to foster a deeper understanding of this unique grief process, and to develop strategies with which to carry forward.

Mark Watts,  MTC, CCH
Grief Counsellor

Mark Watts, MTC, CCH

Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist

In V8R 3E1 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Major loss and grief effects many of us to some extent in our lives. I believe in the value of the grieving process and the importance of not rushing through it or cutting it off. Grief can be unpredictable and needs to be honored as we move through life’s most difficult challenge. I can work with you through the full range of feelings—anger, fear, gratitude, love, despair – whatever is coming up for you on a given day.

Laura Lansdell, M.Ed RCC
Grief Counsellor

Laura Lansdell, M.Ed RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 4J3 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Going through the loss of someone you love is the most difficult thing a person can face. It can be hard to do even the simplest of tasks in your life. There is no one right way to go through grief and loss. I can help you to find your own path through this painful time. I can provide you with support that will give you the space that you need to navigate through your loss.

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.
Grief Counsellor

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1G3 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

I can offer you a compassionate and healing presence, where you can begin to sort out your feelings and needs. You are unique in your healing process, and I will be there to listen and offer support and understanding. Only when we are deeply heard is it possible to move forward and change. It is possible to move beyond grief and loss with the right support, and you are never meant to do this alone.

Marilyn Sundeen, M.C.,  R.C.C.
Grief Counsellor

Marilyn Sundeen, M.C., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9B 3S6 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

Loss is a natural part of life, the ebb and flow of living. Experiencing pain is also an inevitable part of being human. Suffering , however, is optional. Sometimes, the intensity of the grief when we experience loss can disable us and freeze us in our tracks. The grief work that you and I do will bring the forward the emotions that are trapped. I will support you in making sense of the loss and how to go forward with a new narrative about yourself and your life.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Grief Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

In V9A 5S1 - Nearby to Esquimalt.

The death of a loved one, or the loss of a relationship, identity, role, possession, or job can be extremely difficult to live with. How do you endure and make sense of the unfathomable? Although grieving in relation to loss is a normal response, sometimes we become immobilized by it, and need help and support in order to deal with it effectively. Dr Sloat can support you by helping you to, 1) Process and work through your grief, 2) Find new meaning and purpose in the face of tragedy, and 3) Find the courage to eventually move on.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Esquimalt, BC.

Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed grief specialists in Esquimalt.  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 Esquimalt right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

Esquimalt is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 7.08 square kilometers.  The population of Esquimalt is 17,655 people with 8,493 households . The population ranking for Esquimalt is #243 nationally and #40 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 2494.70 people per sq km. Esquimalt therapists serve postal code: V9A.