Grief and Loss Counselling in Kelowna, BC.

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


Tricia Veltri, MC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Tricia Veltri, MC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1-1890 Ambrosi Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4R9 | 250-212-7763

Losing someone or something in your life such as death of a loved one, death of a pet, loss of a job, a relationship breakup, or loss of a dream can be devastating. It is normal to feel sad, alone, angry, depressed, and even numb. It is important to find ways to cope with the loss you are experiencing. Counselling can help you gain support and comfort during this difficult time, make peace with the loss, find meaning from your loss and allow you to have a meaningful future.

Wanda Sexton, NEON Counselling
Grief Counsellor

Wanda Sexton, NEON Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#112-3121 Hill Road, Lake Country, British Columbia V4V 1G1 | 2503204536

Having lost a husband and many family members, I can relate to someone who has lost a loved one through sudden tragedy and expected illness. Having lost close friends through moving, job loss, health and other losses, I too have expereinced some of these. Loss is not only through death. Grief is not something that you must go through alone. There is no time limit or "wrong" way. A gentle and firm guidance through your processing, re-learning and acceptance.

Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC

Registered Canadian Counsellor

230-1855 Kirschner Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4N7 | 250-864-8664

Grief and loss can be overwhelming, confusing and debilitating. There are often overpowering feelings of sadness,fear, anxiety, guilt and anger as well as thoughts and stories that we tell ourselves and others tell us. Sometimes there are other people to support and many responsibilities beyond the work of grieving that seem to preclude the possibility of meeting our own needs for personal support. I use reflection and empathy in a person centered approach to create a haven of safety that facilitates a sense of clarity and self connection in the journey of grief.

Shelley Price Draper, MSW, RSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Shelley Price Draper, MSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Suite 200, 1789 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G4 | 250-717-7019

EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are evidence based therapies for depression. Because every situation and individual is unique, depending upon a client’s issues, circumstances, history, relationships and so on, I do an initial consultation with you to determine which therapy is the appropriate approach to your healing. After the consultation I work with you developing a treatment plan best suited to your needs for a safe and effective outcome. This treatment plan frequently includes a combination of all three therapies. EMDR is used to resolve issues from the past. It has shown clinical effectiveness in symptom reduction and long-term recovery with the following ....

Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist

Registered Professional Counsellor

787 Torrs. Crt., Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 1B5 | 250 878-7035

The pain of loss comes in many forms. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no "right" way to do it. Often there is not only the loss of a specific person or situation, but also the pain of the loss of hopes, dreams and future visions. Healing from loss and separation takes time. Therapy can provide a safe place to explore emotions, understand one's sense of loss/ grief and find ways to manage feelings. The human heart holds a great capacity for both sorrow and joy.

Candy Widdifield, M.Ed., RCC, CCC, RMT (IARP)
Grief Counsellor

Candy Widdifield, M.Ed., RCC, CCC, RMT (IARP)

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist

#214 - 3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2H4 | 778-821-1745

Candy recognizes that the grief and loss process is unique for all individuals. She meets the clients where they are at and uses education about the grief and loss process to address some of the common myths and the well meaning but misplaced advice from others (like there is a specific period of time for grieving that applies to everyone and after that people should move on). Candy understands that sometimes people feel like they are going crazy, or like they are never going to be able to move on with their lives. Through a compassionate presence and offering people a context for their loss, Candy can assist people in addressing their grief and in finding some inner peace.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Grief Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor and Life Coach

Kelowna , British Columbia V1W 3G3 | (250) 870-2732

Here's what clients have said: "When I came to see you, I felt that I was talking to a friend who understood and was in no way judgmental. ....I always felt better after leaving your office...You seemed to know when to talk and when to let me talk - which was most of the time." "Thank you Kathryn for creating a safe place where I could be free to be in the very depths of my grief and yet always knew I wasnt alone. ...Unlike other people who wanted me to stop crying and "just get over it" you seem to understand how grief overrides reason and problem solving. Most people want me to move on so they wont feel uncomfortable Im sad. You always made it about me, my process and my needs."

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC
Grief Counsellor

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC

Certified EAP, Solution Focused Therapist & Coach

1823 Harvey Ave, Unit 204, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6G4 | BC: 250-575-4925

Phil's compassionate and non-judgmental approach to grief and loss is to work with the client's narrative or situation to better understand the nature of their process. To appreciate and collaborate with the client in deciding on what, if any, obstacles or useful methods their may be in moving through their grieving process. Consideration is given to the various tasks/stages of grieving and whether the grieving process is frustrated by complications due to surrounding internal / external relationship or association with the loss. Phil works in concert with other treating professional such as doctors, psychiatrist, therapists, etc.

Lisa Webster, MA CCC
Grief Counsellor

Lisa Webster, MA CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

14, 546 Glenmeadows Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1W8 | 250-215-1423

Is it time to let go of the pain? Grief and loss can stay with us for months and even years. When we know how, letting go of grief and loss becomes easy. When we let go of the pain, we have room for new joy and new connections. Sometimes we believe if we let go of the pain, we let go of the connection to person. But, what I have found is that we don't lose any of the love. In fact ,the connection and the love can even increase. You can let go of all the pain, while the keeping the love in tact. When you are ready to move forward and let go the pain contact websterconsulting@shaw.ca, or call 604-992-0629

Amy Litster, RPCC
Grief Counsellor

Amy Litster, RPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor

#202 - 385 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 2H3 | 2508595072

Grief and loss can impact a person greatly! The important part to recognize is that there isn't a right way to grieve and there isn't only one way to do it. Interactive Counselling respects your loss and helps you work through the grief that you are encountering, and do so in your way. This will help the process of grieving your loss be more organic and true to who you are. We will support you and walk along side you so you never feel alone during this difficult time.

Donald Straub, M.A.
Grief Counsellor

Donald Straub, M.A.

Certified Clinical Counsellor

1249 Tanemura Cres, Kelowna, British Columbia V1P 1S7 | 250 869 7137

There are several tasks of grieving that a person must go through. Sometime our grief is complex grief (being hurt by another person or being responsible for the loss ourselves.) It does not matter how early in the grieving process that you seek help, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) will receive the excess emotional pain and speed up the process of grief.

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist
Grief Counsellor

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist

CouplesWork Senior Therapist

Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6N7 | 250-870-6507

Loss of relationship like any loss has significant emotional consequences and can have impacts across the life spectrum. The fact that relationships are one of our primary coping mechanisms multiplies the potential distress. Processing and Resolving relationship loss can lead to significant better quality of life as well as significantly improved quality of future relationships.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Grief Counsellor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

5018 Treadgold Court, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 5B4 | 250-980-0202

When losing someone or something important to us, it can take lots time to adjust and learn to live our life without that person, thing or way of life. Either it is the death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, loss of a pet, loss of a job or important possessions, change to your way of life, grieving is a normal response to a life event and bottling it up can create damage or even harm to a person. It can take time to adjust and accept to learn to live life without that person, thing or way of life. When it gets too challenging or overwhelming, or if it gets in a way of living a healthy life, sometimes turning to professional support can help getting through this challenging event.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Kelowna, BC.

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

Kelowna is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 211.85 square kilometers.  The population of Kelowna is 127,380 people with 53,903 households . The population ranking for Kelowna is #42 nationally and #7 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 601.30 people per sq km. Kelowna therapists serve postal code: V1Y.