Grief and Loss Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

550 - 2950 Douglas Street , Victoria, British Columbia V8T4N4 | 778 300 8485

Our natural response to 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.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1G2 | 778-678-0137

Whether it is a loss of friend, pet, spouse, innocence, country, ability- in the fast pace of our society we are often expected and pressured to move on, to function, to put ourselves together. Yet grieving the loss takes time and is such an important part of maturing as a person. I see many people in my practice who to their surprise are discovering in their late life that they still carry unresolved pain from childhood or early adulthood losses. In the spacious and attentive environment of therapist's office, we can begin to allow ourselves to fully grieve our losses, to move from a place of broken heart to heart-full wholeness.

Susan McConnell, MSW, RSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Susan McConnell, MSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

221-560 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3C6 | 250 884 7547

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.

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT
Grief Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4R7 | 250-888-0979

Loss is hard. Whether it is the loss of a significant loved one, a cherished job to retirement, the move from one city to another, the grief process can be laced with sadness, loneliness, confusion and low energy. Regardless of the type of loss, this experience can be deeply overwhelming. Although much of this process is a natural reaction to experiencing loss, the affects can be mitigated in a respectful, caring manner. Learn how to move through the grief and loss process without getting overwhelmed or stuck in it.

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-588-9500

We grieve with each "goodbye" we say. Some losses hit us harder then others. Therapy can allow you to process, find some meaning in, and ultimately to make peace with the loss. The goal here is not to forgot about the loss but rather to make space in you to allow the loss to sit. This is an important distinction because everyone accumulates losses and we have to find a way to hold these losses with as much integrity as we can.

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW

Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3V5 | 250-686-3473

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)

Mark Watts,  RTC, CH
Grief Counsellor

Mark Watts, RTC, CH

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist

228-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-415-2646

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.

Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych
Grief Counsellor

Marlene Brouwer, BA MTS Diplomate Analytic Psych

Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

#802, 1020 View Street, Victoria, BC, VICTORIA, British Columbia V8V 4Y4 | 778 679-5199

The pain of loss comes in many forms, both tangible and intangible. Often there is not only loss of a specific person, situation, or matter, but also the pain of the loss of hopes, dreams, and visions for the future. How one deals with loss varies. One may become aggressive and angry, withdrawn and passive, or perhaps mask their depression as they carry on. Healing from the pain of loss and separation is a process. Through therapy, you will be helped to be with all your own feelings and meanings and to express them in a safe and confidential relationship. The therapeutic relationship gives essential support for choosing how you want to move on with your life.

Frances Bryant-Scott, MSW, RSW, BCATR
Grief Counsellor

Frances Bryant-Scott, MSW, RSW, BCATR

Registered Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist

64 Government Street, Lower Suite, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K3 | 250-595-0405

When we lose someone important to us, or even when we experience a major life change, we can feel as though we, too, are lost. We've been cast out into a world that feels wrong, or seems like it has no meaning at all. And yet loss and change, and the grief that comes with them, are an unavoidable part of being human. As an Art Therapist I can help you to find your way through grief. While many feelings are common (anger, guilt, sadness, apathy, anxiety and exhaustion for example) your reaction will still be unique. I can teach you how to use creativity to honour your past, release your pain, and reconnect to life again with meaning, energy, and yes, even with joy.

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Twila Lavender, M.Couns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

367 Stannard Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3M3 | 2509209185

The issue of grief and loss often centres around relationships but it can also involve your personal expectations, hopes and dreams. Sometimes grief and loss as a core issue can be apparent and sometimes it is more subtle. I will work with you to help identify where grief and loss may exist in your life and from there, we can develop strategies to help you attend to and manage it.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1080 Meares, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3J6 | 250-589-4172

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.

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

612 David Street ( in The Round Room), Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2E1 | 1-289-685-4420

When Grief and Loss enter our lives it can feel lonely, confusing and unendurable. It can feel like we're at the mercy of such agony, with no available escape. As a Spiritual Director, Laura can assist clients to bring about an inner recognition towards their own pre-existing nature; they are a spark of Divinity and they posess an inner resilience and knowing beyond their present earthly view.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1E2 | 250-588-4534

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.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in Victoria, BC.

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

Victoria is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.47 square kilometers.  The population of Victoria is 85,792 people with 45,762 households . The population ranking for Victoria is #66 nationally and #14 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 4405.80 people per sq km. Victoria therapists serve postal code: V8W.