Grief and Loss Counselling in Kelowna, BC.

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


Grief Counsellor

Jan Sutherland, MSc, RMFT

Registered Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

#204-616 KLO Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia

Whether your loss has to do with a death, your health or an affair it is important to take time to process and to heal. I can help you do this in a supportive healthy way. Although it may seem impossible at the onset of loss to ever see any good out of it, I believe that given the right environment to fully express your hurt and grief you will have a chance to experience personal growth and new understandings. To stay stuck in anger, bitterness, depression or general malaise is not an appealing option. The objective is somehow to heal. We have no power to change what often happens in life but we have some power to design our reaction to it.

Grief Counsellor

Dave Scully, MSW, RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

#206 1634 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia

I have experience in the health and medical field helping clients adjust to life changing health events, death, and the challenges chronic illness can bring to individuals and families. Often, working with a therapist during these times helps us as we feel overwhelmed, and unsure how to find a new path, or who we can turn to when our need feels so great. I believe it is important to allow ourselves to feel and grieve deeply, so that we might later go on and arrive at a place of peace.

Grief Counsellor

Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist

Registered Professional Counsellor

787 Torrs. Crt., Kelowna, British Columbia

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.

Grief Counsellor

Wanda Sexton, MACP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#112-3121 Hill Road, Winfield, British Columbia

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.

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

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.

Grief Counsellor

Dr. Zoë Sehn, PhD, MA, BA (Hons), RCC, CCC

Doctor of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Tutt Street, Kelowna, British Columbia

The experience of grief, whether through bereavement or another form of loss, is unique to each individual, as is my approach to working with you. Seeking help for grief does not mean prescribing to a set view of the way you 'should' go through this process, but rather involves working with you at the darkest depths, to help you discover your own path.

Grief Counsellor

OKANAGAN Love Relationships COUNSELLING Inc., M.S.W, R.S.W, B.S.W, CSAT

Registered Masters Level Social Workers & Certified Sex Addiction Therapists

3207 30th Avenue, Suite 102, (Vernon Downtown Medical Building), Vernon, British Columbia

Grief and Loss is often a foundational issue that leads to compulsive behaviours and addictions as it offers an escape and it can soothe and stimulate. Understanding this and working through the pain is needed when dealing with addictions and compulsive behaviours. Grief and loss are typically downplayed in North American Society. Often we are encouraged to "buck up" "get over it" and "move on" when we are feeling completely void/ empty. Our world has changed enormously in yet everything goes on as if nothing happened and this is crazy making. We need to connect with people who understand and who will listen and help us process how we can manage in this new world without our loved one.

Grief Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor and Life Coach

Kelowna , British Columbia

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."

Grief Counsellor

Jenelle Kildaw, MSW, RSW, RYT, RMT

Registered Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), Registered Reiki Master (IARP)

#214-3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna , British Columbia

When working with clients who are dealing with grief and loss issues, I believe that each grieving process is unique. I strive to help one understand that grief does not look like a linear progression or a series of steps. It can metaphorically be compared to waves of an ocean, with each wave comes a different series of feelings, thoughts and emotions. Helping clients build mindful tools and skills to meet each wave is my passion. I believe that grief work is some of the hardest but most life rewarding work a soul can accomplish.

Grief Counsellor

Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCC, RTC, MTC, TFT (Dx)

Master Practioner Clinical Counselling, Psychotherapist

2140 Wilkinson Street, Kelowna, British Columbia

Grieving a significant loss in one's life can be a difficult journey for many. A person's loss may be of losing someone they were close to, and could be the loss of something else in their life that was significant to them. Reaching out for help in that journey at times can be crucial as people go through their experience. In therapy, my therapeutic approach to grief is varied and is one of helping clients to find answers that are meaningful to them and to help them "normalize" their journey.

Grief Counsellor

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt

Registered Counsellor, Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor

5018 Treadgold Crt, Kelowna, British Columbia

Grief & loss can seem debilitating and overwhelming and many people struggle in moving on. Counselling is a highly effective resource for healing after a loss. Through compassion and understanding we will work to heal the pain of the event and move into acceptance and peace. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the loss of health or mobility, divorce or mid life transition, we can help.

Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Grief Counsellor

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCC, BCC

Certified EAP, Solution Focused Therapist & Coach

1823 Harvey Ave, Unit 204, Kelowna, British Columbia

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.



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.