Grief and Loss Counselling in London, ON.

Therapy and bereavement services in London, ON. Find real help with the right therapist.


Kevin Elliott, RP, MC, B.Sc.
Grief Counsellor

Kevin Elliott, RP, MC, B.Sc.

Registered Psychotherapist

408 Queens Ave. , London, Ontario N6B 1X9 | 1-226-700-6330

The connections we make with people, animals or things are rarely simple or one-dimensional. So when these connections are lost or changed, they can have a significant impact on our lives. Each individual and connection is unique, so our work together will explore and process the myriad of conflicting or uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensation you may be experiencing. Adapting to new roles, developing new ways of connecting with family and friends and managing changes will be the additional ways we can honour the past relationship and navigate a new path.

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist
Grief Counsellor

Barry Johnston-Spooner, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist

40 Windsor Avenue in Wortley Village, London, Ontario L6C 1Z7 | 519 686 6822

Any life will, at times, include pain. So it is understandable that at some time any of us will have to struggle to deal with loss. You can find a strength within you to pull you through this. As your therapist my commitment is to honor that wisdom and help you find even more. Yes, loneliness and isolation can come as we go through life. My experience has been that as any of us are heard in depth, we can listen beyond the pain for the inspiration we seek to move on. In contrast to how it may seem, we can actually grow through grief and loss. Similar to exercise, one’s personal balance and overall perspective on life is like a muscle - one that we can train to help us more as we progress.

Amelia Holden, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Grief Counsellor

Amelia Holden, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registerd Social Worker

8 Edward St, London, Ontario N6C 3H1 | 519-433-0918

There is intangible and tangible loss both of which are important to acknowledge and allow the individual to grieve in their manner. Having patience and understanding of where the individual is at with their grief is important to help them cope and build strategies to move on with their life. It is important to understand the stages of grief and loss and to acknowledge the stages don't always happen in order, in a timely way, or that all stages are even reached. Grieving for each indivudal is different, it is important for a therapist to recognize and validate for the indivudal seeking counseling that what they are feeling is normal.

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Grief Counsellor

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.766.2575

There is no love without loss. And we can't move on until we grieve. It is a healthy rite of passage. I will work with you through the 5 Stages of Grief and the terrible feelings of loss. Although the past can't die, and the future can't live, we will focus on a healthy present. I will help you learn how to manage grief rather than permit it to manage you.

Mia Pintus, MSW RSW, RYT 200
Grief Counsellor

Mia Pintus, MSW RSW, RYT 200

Registered Social Worker

1255 Commissioners Rd W Suite 232, London , Ontario N6K 3N5 | 519-871-6742

Losing a loved one to suicide is incredibly painful. Mixed feelings of confusion, anger, responsibility, and terrible pain can leave you feeling alone. Some people still struggle to talk about losses that happen by suicide. This kind of loss is complex. Learning to manage it, learning to talk about it, in a safe and supported environment, can be very helpful. You do not need to manage this grief alone.

Adela Gorodzinsky, M.Ed.,RP, CBT, CCC, TIRF, COSF,
Grief Counsellor

Adela Gorodzinsky, M.Ed.,RP, CBT, CCC, TIRF, COSF,

Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

404 Whisker Court, London, Ontario N5X 4L3 | 519.642.1966

Are you feeling kind of lost, disoriented, with no energy, now that he/ she/ they/ it are gone? Any kind of loss implies a change and any kind of change implies a loss. It can be from losing another person, a pet, a job, an expectation, a friendship, relocating and/ or loss of health/ a change in your body/ or a reaction following a natural disaster or a violent event. Have you tried to just "take it; tough it out" and not given yourself the time to really grieve and heal? Adela can facilitate your healthy grieving. Through this process you can find your ground and re-create your life in a new way.

Russell Stagg, MA, MC, RP, RCC
Grief Counsellor

Russell Stagg, MA, MC, RP, RCC

Registered Psychotherapist

476 Oxford St. E, London, Ontario N5Y 3H7 | 519-808-4386

You are grieving and you want me to help you feel better. Unfortunately, if you've lost a loved one or had other losses in your life, I can't change what's happened to you. Instead, I can teach you how to embrace your grief, to stay with your difficult feelings. By doing so, you open the door to self-change and the chance to discover meaning in your life.

Jennifer Kausky, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Grief Counsellor

Jennifer Kausky, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Psychotherapist for Women and Couples

1255 Commissioners Road West, Suite 235, London, Ontario N6K 3N5 | (519) 601-5500

Many women and couples suffer grief and loss alone, thinking that their feelings are unusual. You don't need to keep these feelings inside; there is much we can do, in partnership, to help you begin to heal and recover. My counselling is safe and non-judgmental. I utilize many different techniques, but most importantly I want to know what works best for you. I will walk beside you, at the pace you set, to increase your strength, skills, hope and coping, never pushing you beyond where you are comfortable in your grief. Please visit my website for more information at www.MSWtherapist.com.

Fern Banner, Fern Banner, M.A., RP, RMFT,CSAT
Grief Counsellor

Fern Banner, Fern Banner, M.A., RP, RMFT,CSAT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

#202 - 400 York Street, London, Ontario N6B 3N2 | (519) 868-7874

Grief counseling helps people cope with grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one or due to major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (i.e. job loss or divorce). It provides a space for individuals to work through and process the complex emotions surrounding loss. Healthy grieving results in remembering the loss with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.

Natasha Minor, RP, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Natasha Minor, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

533 Queens Ave, 2nd Floor, London, Ontario N6B 1Y3 | 226-270-1242

There is no typical way to deal with grief. Each individual person must go through their own process of acceptance. In addition, grief is not limited to the death of a loved one. Feelings of grief can occur from the loss of a pet, loss of a job, ending of a relationship, moving to a new place, or any other situation that causes you to feel a sense of loss. I know that this journey of healing can be challenging and that is where I would like to help. Let me support you through the discomfort and walk alongside you as you begin to heal.

Chris Chmielewski, MSW, RSW,MA
Grief Counsellor

Chris Chmielewski, MSW, RSW,MA

Psychotherapist; Registered Clinical Social Worker

186 Albert St., Ste 206, London, Ontario N6A 1M1 | 519-235-4845

Because loss can't be prevented, grief is inevitable. However, we do not always grieve our most significant losses. It is often far too painful to ‘go there’, and the needed support for doing so may be lacking. Yet non-resolution of often many other strong associated feelings, and experience of sorrow that is not expressed, can harm us by constraining our vitality and perspective on life, robbing us of “aliveness” itself. We can remain ‘stuck’, "depressed", harmed physically by stress effects while compromising our close relationships. Grieving can be greatly obstructed by unprocessed hurts from our earlier life, especially childhood, ie, unfelt prior losses, requiring skillful assessment.

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD
Grief Counsellor

Margarete Juliana, RP, PhD

Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

6 Dundas St, Ste 2, Napanee, Ontario K7R 1H6 | (833) 444 4049 (613) 707 2077

Have you found yourself in deep sadness from a recent loss or that may be many years old and perhaps you are only recently recognizing? People were designed to reach out to someone when they are grieving and have had a loss. Unfortunately in our modern world, we are expected to be brief about our losses, to shrug them off and move on. You don't have to suffer alone. I will support you to more fully allow yourself to experience this loss and sadness in safety so that you can truly process the pain. Please contact me for help.

Andrea Bessa, RP (Qualifying)
Grief Counsellor

Andrea Bessa, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

659 Central Ave, London, Ontario N5W 3P7 | 226-781-0992

I approach grief and loss with a lot of space, time, and self-care. Grief does not happen all at once and the best support during this time is to implement strategies that will help you manage this new territory. We can work together to create a structure that can be as simple as making sure you eat and/or get out of bed. Overall it's finding resources that will best support your unique process.

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW
Grief Counsellor

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1K7 | 519-632-7444

You may be grieving the loss of a loved one or of a special relationship. These kinds of losses can shake us to the core as we try to navigate our new reality amidst such a variety of changing feelings and circumstances. Everyone grieves differently. When we can turn to supportive friends and family we can be supported immensely. Sometimes, though there are issues that we may choose to share privately with an unbiased professional. I will help you to ground yourself to better cope and to ensure difficult decisions are well thought out. I will help you to do your best to preserve your relationships and self care in this process. Let's help you to cope through this major life change.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Grief Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

With Gestalt therapy the five tasks of mourning, are supported: (1) To accept the reality of the loss, (2) To experience the pain of grief, (3) To adjust to the environment in which the deceased is missing, (4) To withdraw (some) emotional energy and reinvest it in another relationship, and (5) To find a place for and maintain a continuing bond with what we lose, however not in any specific order. A gestalt therapist supports the bereaved with an emphasis on a "loving authentic presence and communication that allows expression of EACH other’s personhood" so that feelings are honored and explored at the clients own pace. The here and now is emphasized and that is what leads to support/change

Gladys Funk, MSW, RSW, BEd
Grief Counsellor

Gladys Funk, MSW, RSW, BEd

Registered Social Worker

217 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario N6J 2L2 | 519 671 7921

Grief and loss is a natural part of living, causing distress to those affected by it. Whether it is the loss of a person in your life, job loss or the effect of other transitions, every human is affected deeply by these events. As a therapist, I can support you through your loss, providing a place of compassion and comfort, providing solid ground during a time of uncertainty.

Helen Butlin, (RP), PhD
Grief Counsellor

Helen Butlin, (RP), PhD

Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

Near Victoria Park, downtown London, details given by phone., London, Ontario N6B 1Z5 | 519-281-8675

Grieving is how heart's heal. It can be a wilderness without a map and we need wise, caring, patient companions to support us. Having skilled, compassionate support makes it easier to be caring and patient with ourselves. Together we listen to your heart's wisdom to guide your healing process. While healing takes time, it is also true that in the process comes transformation and renewal for life and living. Together, we explore how this is possible for you.

Maribel Ayala, M.A. Counselling Psychology, RP
Grief Counsellor

Maribel Ayala, M.A. Counselling Psychology, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and EMDR Therapist

Maribel Ayala Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, 430 Waterloo Street, Main Floor, Unit 101, Ontario N6B 2P2 | 226-984-9398

Grief can be one of the most painful and overwhelming life events. It is a process where we are required to adapt to a new life due to the death of a loved one or the end of a significant relationship. Everyone experiences grief and loss differently. Using a client centered approach I can assist you to work through your grief and learn coping strategies to address your conflicting emotions related to your loss.

Lynda Martens, MSc. RP, RMFT
Grief Counsellor

Lynda Martens, MSc. RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and family Therapist

Devonshire Ave (Wortley Village Area), London, Ontario N6C 2H9 | 519-852-2113

I believe that while death and other losses are a natural part of life, sometimes it can trigger a complex response or maybe it just feels too big to handle on your own. A therapist can help you make sense of what has happened and understand your emotional responses to the loss. I will help you care for yourself and your loved ones through the process and help you access your support system.

Peter Dikih, H.B.Sc., M.Ed., R.P.
Grief Counsellor

Peter Dikih, H.B.Sc., M.Ed., R.P.

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

151B York Street, London, Ontario N6A 1A8 | 519 461-1221

Unfortunately, we will all face grief and loss some time in our lives. Fortunately, it is possible to recover and move forward in life. Through counselling, I can help you: understand the impact of the loss (e.g., on your mood, functioning, behaviour and general well-being); how to grieve the loss in a healthy way; and how to move forward with hope, confidence and success.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Grief Counselor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

In my practice you will find a safe place to talk about and work through pain, and the feelings of sadness, confusion, guilt, shame and anger that often accompany the experience of grief and loss. Moving through grief and loss is your personal journey that takes time and is experienced uniquely from your own perspective. I provide therapy, counselling and and support for people who have lost a loved one such as a family member, friend or colleague whether through death or the ending of a relationship, those who have lost an important pet or animal companion or people who have experienced a loss that includes a loss of a job or personal identity.

Theresa Stock, M.Ed., R.P.
Grief Counsellor

Theresa Stock, M.Ed., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

649 Colborne St , London, Ontario N6A 3Z2 | 226 774 0712

Grief and loss are an inevitable part of life, and yet can feel so isolating when it touches you. We don't talk about loss very much in our culture, there is no way to "fix" the problem of loss. Grief and loss are more manageable when the experience is shared. I am honoured to have walked this journey with many clients and although every story is unique there are elements that are similar, including exploring feelings of guilt, and relief. It would be a privledge to share your story,

Nancy VanderSchaaf, MEd. Counselling Psychology, CCC
Grief Counsellor

Nancy VanderSchaaf, MEd. Counselling Psychology, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Lambeth, London, Ontario N6P 1C1 | 519-318-4656

The journey through loss or grief can be difficult and can sometimes feel overwhelming. I can help get through the difficult times and places where people sometimes get 'stuck'. My certificate from UWO in Grief and Bereavement gave me the necessary training but I also have the experience and ability to hear and walk with hurting people. Death of a loved one, relationship loss, empty nest, or job loss are only a few of the life losses that people grieve. I can help.

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP
Grief Counsellor

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP

Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

2-521 Nottinghill Rd. 2nd Floor, London, Ontario N6K 4L4 | 519 619 8801

Grief and Loss counselling is helpful to break out of isolation and resume contact with oneself and the world around you. Understanding the grief process makes it more manageable and less overwhelming. Counselling helps you to make sense of what is happening in your life and can be a ray of hope while in a dark and lonely place. You cannot "fast-forward" the grief process...however, you can find constructive ways to move through it instead of getting stuck in it!

Tressa Porter, R.P.
Grief Counsellor

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

Online Practice, Based in Guelph, Ontario N1G 2X5 | 519 362 1182

Grief brings the hardest combination of all feelings - despair, anger, fear and love. It can right leave us with unmanagable pain, feeling disoriented and questioning everything. Sometimes it feels too painful to step back into the world that dares to carry on as if nothing happened. Sometimes we need someone to remind us that it is a place we are passing through and not a destination. We offer gentle guidance and strong support through grief. We work with you find ways to make sense of you loss, learn to manage your feelings in new ways and find your way back into life again.



Compassionate Bereavement Services in London, ON.

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

London is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 420.35 square kilometers.  The population of London is 383,822 people with 163,140 households . The population ranking for London is #15 nationally and #6 for the province of Ontario with a density of 913.10 people per sq km. London therapists serve postal code: N6C.