Grief and Loss Counselling in Nanaimo, BC.

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


Allius Services, MA, RCC-ACS, BCRPT-S
Grief Counsellor

Allius Services, MA, RCC-ACS, BCRPT-S

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Play Therapist, Child & Family Therapist

420, 256 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B3 | 250-753-0363

Many life events can force us to be struggling with feelings of grief and loss not just the death of someone close to us. Life transitions like separations, job losses, health issues can be challenging and can take longer to adjust to without healthy support people who can help us to explore our thoughts and feelings. Rather than avoiding the pain attached to these difficult life transitions and losses, counselling can encourage us to move through the grief toward acceptance of the new reality.

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC
Grief Counselor

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Marie-Jose Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S
Grief Counsellor

Marie-Jose Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

846 San Malo Crescent, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1S5 | 250-248-1290

I offer counselling services at The Centre For Expressive Therapy to children and adults who are suffering from grief and loss. I use Holistic Expressive Therapy which I have developed that addresses the unique physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of each individual. I design effective expressive therapies to address your specific needs. Together we will work through the stages of grief, the stages in the healing process and mediate the impact that grief, loss and bereavement has in your life. Expressive therapies will help you with issues such as fear, depression, anxiety and sleeping problems.

Deborah Nelson,  Master Practitioner
Grief Counsellor

Deborah Nelson, Master Practitioner

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling

Unit 11 1588 Boundary Crescent, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5L5 | 604 377-7301

A loved one dying affects everyone in a family and each member will work through their grief in their own way and timeframe. Empathizing and listening while offering comfort and support as individuals work through their depression, anger and guilt of the emotional roller coaster of grief in a safe environment for expression of self will enable one to move forward towards a healthier life.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Grief Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief is a potential reaction to a loss of any kind whether through death, divorce, abandonment, separation, job loss, illness, disease diagnosis, kids leaving home, etc. Feelings of anger, resentment, shame, confusion, isolation or abandonment can result. Friends and family may not know what to say or how to provide support. A trained professional, who is profoundly sympathetic, respectful and empathetic, with the skills required to help one navigate through this difficult time, can be critical in helping one regain equilibrium.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Grief Counselor

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS
Grief Counsellor

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS

Registered Clinical Counsellor

41 Chapel St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H3 | 778-762-3750

Grief and loss is an area of focus at Island Clinical Counselling. Therapy involves spending time in the emotions associated with the grief and loss in order to allow the individual to process the emotion in a healthy way. Experiencing grief and loss is like no other emotion and sometimes is connected to trauma. We ensure clients are treated in a trauma informed way so that their safety is prioritized.

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT
Grief Counsellor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, RCC, CCC, CT

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Virtual Online Therapy, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 7C5 |

After significant loss, you may experience difficult and surprising emotions, such as anger, shock and guilt. It may feel like the sadness will never go away. I know personally what this feels like and I support many people who are trying to find ways to cope and find their reason to continue. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are however many healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! I can help you.

Ron Depner, RCC, MC
Grief Counsellor

Ron Depner, RCC, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5B7 | 2506163579

Processing grief and loss is indeed a process. For many, it often feels as though the process goes in stages and even at times backwards. Whether mourning the death of a loved one, feeling your way through a difficult transition, or digesting the death of someone with whom you've had a more complex or difficult relationship, we're honoured to be able to walk alongside you in this process, offering support and insights where possible.

Simon Funnell, MACP, RCC
Grief Counselor

Simon Funnell, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I understand that the pain you're going through right now feels unbearable, like a heavy weight on your soul. In our work together, we'll create a safe space to explore your feelings and memories, using therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique experience of grief. While the journey ahead may be challenging, it's important to remember that healing is possible. You don't have to go through this alone; I'll be here to support you every step of the way, helping you find a path toward hope and renewal.

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Grief Counselor

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

My approach is to join with you to understand your experience of loss intimately and deeply in conversation with you. When we are joined with the pain, you will not have to feel it alone, even if the grief is only fully healed with time. I will help you make sense of your feelings and provide psychoeducation around the phases of grief, specifically to how these known phases can be meaningful to your current experience, what you are feeling, and how you can continue to honour the person, relationship, or thing that you have lost and find acceptance and hope.

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

2B-6135 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2L7 | 250-618-0216

Losing someone in your life can be a painful, frustrating, bewildering experience. Part of the healing process is to express your grief, sharing what your loss means.Through the process of therapy there are ways to make your grieving more complete and more positive. I offer a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental place to talk about your grief and to create your own unique roadmap through it. Some of the grief related issues I help people deal with include anger, hurt, feelings of abandonment, ambiguous feelings surrounding death of someone with whom the relationship was rocky, guilt, loneliness, and more. "Hope begins in the dark." --Anne Lamont

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Nanaimo, BC, British Columbia V9T 6L8 | 250-755-6331

Experiencing a loss goes beyond the loss of the family, friend, pet, or child to be. Not only have you lost the loved one physically; you lose what your life was with them; and what your future with them would have been. Overcoming such loss can feel overwhelming and impossible to heal. Counselling can make a significant difference in getting through this difficult period. Family members who may mean well may not understand the loss and inadvertently cause us pain: by expecting us to ‘get over it’, and by impatient and unsympathetic. Counselling offers a compassionate sounding board that is sympathetic and non-judgemental. We are able to heal at our own pace in a supportive environment.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in Nanaimo, BC.

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

Nanaimo is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 90.76 square kilometers.  The population of Nanaimo is 92,004 people with 39,165 households . The population ranking for Nanaimo is #62 nationally and #11 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 997.20 people per sq km. Nanaimo therapists serve postal code: V9R.