Grief and Loss Counselling in Victoria, BC.

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


Derek Martin, PhD
Grief Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

284 Helmcken Road, #301, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 1T2 | 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.

Mark Watts,  MTC, CCH
Grief Counsellor

Mark Watts, MTC, CCH

Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist

2041 NEIL ST, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 3E1 | 2504152646

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.

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

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

Psychotherapist

6599 Wallace Drive, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8 | 250-920-6342

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.

Lyn Unger, MC
Grief Counselor

Lyn Unger, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Are you experiencing challenges with dealing with a loss? Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a cycle of ruminating on painful memories, and don't know how to turn them off? Is this cycle keeping you up at night, or inhibiting you from living the life you've imagined for yourself? If so - please reach out. We'll work through your loss together so you can find freedom and live more fully and freely.

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Fiona Patterson, M.A, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hampshire, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4T5 | 250-212-3986

When a loss occurs, it's often difficult to make sense of such a tragedy, and we become consumed with grief. Sorrow and anger can monopolize our experiences, and any joy we once had can feel abandoned. Together, we'll find ways to help you move through the cycle of grief at your own pace, and discover strategies to help you reconcile the loss in the days and weeks to come.

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC
Grief Counselor

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Loss, whether it is of a loved one, an expectation, or a dream, is one of the hardest events that humans can experience. Grief is a powerful emotional process that has no "right" way of being managed, which can often leave us feeling lost, confused, and overwhelmed. I can offer you an empathic space and be with you in the tough places, work through your process at your own pace, and the reassurance that you are not alone.

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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.

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT
Grief Counsellor

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

1822 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1B9 | 250-886-3992

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.

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW
Grief Counsellor

Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

face-to-face & tele/video counselling, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1V7 | 250-277-3202

The grief experienced by caregivers of a person with a dementia is unique and largely unrecognized - many caregivers do not relate their complex and often troubling feelings to the many losses associated with dementia. I work with clients to foster a deeper understanding of this unique grief process, and to develop strategies with which to carry forward.

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Tamara Bainbridge, BA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

550-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4N4 | 2505161458

Grief is a multilayered emotion that can come in waves, it can wax and wane, or it can completely throw you off your feet at different times in your life. I am here to help you gain footing by providing a compassionate and safe space to explore the difficult and complex terrain of grief. I will meet you wherever you are in your grieving experience and provide you with a safe and compassionate space to move within it in meaningful ways. I will offer information about the grieving process to help you understand some of the confusing, distressing and overwhelming feelings you may be experiencing and to help promote confidence in your ability to navigate through this challenging time.

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

1744 Richmond Ave., Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4P8 | #########

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.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

Cedar Hill/Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3W8 | 250-532-1655

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.

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

2187 Oak Bay Ave, Suite 214, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G9 | 250-753-3706

I will listen to the client's accounts of their loss. identifying the critical issues that are involved and validating their loss. The I will contextualize the loss(es) in terms of the meaning it has upon their life, and the general issues that are involved. Usually, I outline the stages of the grieving process and prepare the client for this, including some assignments that will assist them inexperiencing their losses and letting go eventually. This is avery delicate and intimate sharing process which I try to remain sensitive to as we proceed.

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.

Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

201-1600 Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2B6 | 250-508-5845

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.

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S
Grief Counselor

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S

Registered Counsellor, Couples Therapist

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.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Hydrate IV Wellness Clinic 1103 Fort Street, Victoria , British Columbia V8V 3K9 | 250.590.1482

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.

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.

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

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

Registered Clinical Counsellor

218-2186 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.

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.

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.

Cory Klath, Cory Klath
Grief Counsellor

Cory Klath, Cory Klath

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

British Columbia V8T 4N4 |

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.

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-412-5921

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.

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

208-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G3 | 250-812-5634

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.

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)


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.