Grief and Loss Counselling in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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


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

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

In V9G 1A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

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 Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Mark Watts,  MTC, CCH
Grief Counsellor

Mark Watts, MTC, CCH

Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist

In V8R 3E1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3J6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT
Grief Counsellor

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V8R 1B9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

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 Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Grief Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

In V9A 5S1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9B 3S6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V8R 4P8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Loss can break, alienate, initiate, and open. It can lead to oceans of feelings looming over us, a sense of being distanced from oneself and others—far away adrift at sea, rage at the injustice of loss, and even shame at experiencing rage. I can't predict what the waves may be like for you, but I can help you respond to them. Whether your instinct is to hold, brace, jump, dive, run, scream, float, or let the waves wash over you, together we can feel out what to do and what to make of it all.

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.

John Parker, MA  RCC
Grief Counsellor

John Parker, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9L 4L9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

We are all at some time in our lifes faced with a significant loss. Often there are a number of strong emotions experienced in the process of grieving, and John assists his clients in normalizing what they are going through. Sometimes people get stuck in their process and John helps to explore what might be some of the hidden beliefs that are getting in the way of the client reaching acceptance and resolution.

Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 2B6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.
Grief Counsellor

Kirsteen Moore, Psy. D., R.C.C.

Psychotherapist

In V8M 1J8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I am honoured that you are interested in my services and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been described as slightly non-conventional in the counselling world, which suits me perfectly, and also tends to suit youth who are trying to stand up to the force of the problems in their life. I am very comfortable working with this population, and I feel fortunate that I can connect with teens the way I do, conventionally or in a way that makes sense to them.

Shelley Gordon, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Shelley Gordon, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V8V 4Y2 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

In V8P 3W8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 1E7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

When someone to whom you are attached dies or abandons you, you may be devastated, lonely, angry, sleepless, miserable. You may believe that never again will you be happy. Maybe you feel guilt. Your grieving may be delayed or denied for many years because it is squeezed out by other concerns. Unfinished grieving has the power to disturb your life long afterward and you may not realize what the reason is. I will ask you the story of your loss. Dr. Janice is an expert in general grief work, child death, child loss and post abortion grieving. Grief counseling will help you to find peace and acceptance and to go on with your life. Other losses include loss of health, employment or relationship.

Julie MacNaughton, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Julie MacNaughton, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8P 1A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Susan McConnell, MSW, RSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Susan McConnell, MSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V8W 3C6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

We all know that grief and loss are a natural part of life. But we often find the feelings associated with grief overwhelming. Loss can be very difficult to accept and we have a tendency to try to avoid this very uncomfortable feeling, which can cause us a lot of pain. I work with people to support them as they move through experiencing their grief and loss and to come to a place where they can (re)discover joy and connection in their lives.

Cory Klath, Cory Klath
Grief Counsellor

Cory Klath, Cory Klath

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

In V8T 4N4 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Laura Lansdell, M.Ed RCC
Grief Counsellor

Laura Lansdell, M.Ed RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 4J3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

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 Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8M 1M6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1G3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

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

Shawnigan Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. Shawnigan Lake therapists serve postal code: V0R.