Grief and Loss Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


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.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-388-6684

Going through grief and loss can leave your whole world frozen and meaningless. Through therapy with me, you will find a road back to meaning and recover your life energy. The process of grieving is one of acceptance and through acceptance and letting go, you can actually regain your wisdom with a profound sense of strength and new insights. There are many types of loss, from losing a close person or pet, to leaving your home city or house, or even losing a job or losing a relationship through separation and divorce, as well as through death. There is also the very real loss of hope and dreams, plans that may be lost through death, separation or illness. With gentle support, I will help you.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Grief Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

4350 Woodcrest Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 2C2 | 250-857-8217

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.

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.

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC
Grief Counsellor

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

143 Moss Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4M2 | 250-418-8500

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.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

Cedar Hill/Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3W8 | 250-590-4249

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.

Dana Simard, MC, RCC, ATR, RYT (200)
Grief Counsellor

Dana Simard, MC, RCC, ATR, RYT (200)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

3025 Shakespeare St, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4H6 | 250-634-8140

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.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Grief Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1 | 250.884.9041

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.

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.
Grief Counsellor

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G3 | 250-813-3256

I can offer you a compassionate and healing presence, where you can begin to sort out your feelings and needs. You are unique in your healing process, and I will be there to listen and offer support and understanding. Only when we are deeply heard is it possible to move forward and change. It is possible to move beyond grief and loss with the right support, and you are never meant to do this alone.

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)

Derek Martin, PhD
Grief Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J9 | 250-882-0322

Painful losses may be a part of life, yet whether they just occurred or happened long ago, they always must be appropriately grieved. If not they can stop us in our tracks and halt all progress and growth. Grief work stops us because grief is an emotion that must be felt, and our feelings processed, before it lets us go. It is a great teacher because it requires us to know not only what was lost, but why it matters to us. It paradoxically teaches us who we are by showing us where we emotionally live. Because most of us come from cultures that have taught us to numb or run from emotional pain, counselling can be very helpful to show us how to move through it and move on.

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Grief Counsellor

Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT

Social Worker - Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 - 17th Ave. S.W., Suite 305, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0C2 | 403-237-7501

Losing a loved one, a relationship, a dream...it's hard for all of us. It hurts, there's no getting away from it. It's the avoidance of those normal painful feelings that make things worse. Healthy grieving requires that we allow ourselves to go through, not around, the process. Learning to experience and deal with our feelings is the key to moving forward after a loss.



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.