Grief & Loss Counselling and Bereavement Services in Nanaimo.


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Grief & Loss

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Play Therapist, Child Psychotherapist

305, 477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7

Many life events can force us to be struggling with feelings of grief and loss not just the death of someone close to us. These life transitions like separations, job losses and health issues or limitations can be complex and can often take longer to adjust to without healthy support people who can help us to explore our thoughts and feelings. Rather than avoiding the pain attached to these events, counselling can encourage us to move through the grief toward making peace with what occurred.

Grief & Loss

Marie-Jose Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

I offer counselling services at The Centre For Expressive Therapy to children and adults who are suffering from grief and loss. I use Holistic Expressive Therapy which I have developed that addresses the unique physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of each individual. I design effective expressive therapies to address your specific needs. Together we will work through the stages of grief, the stages in the healing process and mediate the impact that grief, loss and bereavement has in your life. Expressive therapies will help you with issues such as fear, depression, anxiety and sleeping problems.

Grief & Loss

Maureen Adkin, CCC BA. M.Ed

Certified Clinical Counselor

3595 Bonnie Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3H7

I am a very compassionate person and deeply understand how my clients feel as they try to deal with grief and loss. This is due to my own life experiences, which helps me to be an effective counselor. I lost my biological dad when I was 5 years old, due to divorce, my second dad died when I was 13, my third dad died when I was 22, and my forth dad died when I was 32. I have also lost two brothers one when I was 18 and the other in 2007 just before he turned 54. And I have lost my mom who died in 2011. All of my knowledge and training in grief and loss and my life experiences are a benefit to my clients.

Grief & Loss

Mila Skeeles, MACP, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

#202, 503 Comox Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3J2

Grief and loss can be devastating to our lives and leave us feeling like we are in a pit we can't climb out of. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and each person's experience with it will follow its own unique pattern. It can also be very isolating. In counselling you will have a safe space to share your grief, develop self-compassion, and learn strategies for moving forward when you are ready.

Grief & Loss

Virginia Reimer, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

3095 Meadow Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9R 7C6

We learn a lot about grief through the family and society we were raised in. Many of the ways we cope, or messages we learned about dealing with loss, we developed at an early age mostly unconsciously. I work to help people become aware of how they deal with loss. We explore hidden beliefs about what it means to experience loss and how we then deal with it. We move on to explore where people are stuck and then teaching them better ways to move on.

Grief & Loss

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5

After significant loss, you may experience difficult and surprising emotions, such as anger, shock and guilt. It may feel like the sadness will never go away. I know personally what this feels like and I support many people who are trying to find ways to cope and find their reason to continue. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are however many healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! I can help you.

Grief & Loss

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

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.

Grief & Loss

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

335 Wesley Street #203, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5

Losing someone in your life can be a painful, frustrating, bewildering experience. Part of the healing process is to express your grief, sharing what your loss means.Through the process of therapy there are ways to make your grieving more complete and more positive. I offer a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental place to talk about your grief and to create your own unique roadmap through it. Some of the grief related issues I help people deal with include anger, hurt, feelings of abandonment, ambiguous feelings surrounding death of someone with whom the relationship was rocky, guilt, loneliness, and more. "Hope begins in the dark." --Anne Lamont

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Janine Ray, MA, BA, ATR-BC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Online Therapist / Coach

Grief and Loss can be some of the most devastating of Life's experiences. I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space for you to express what you are going through using ONLINE tools like video conferencing, email and text supports. We need to express our feelings, and will either talk or use art making tools, or employ both in this important first step. With grief and loss, we want to move at your pace, and generally slowly and gently, and will journey down this path together. I use Mindfulness techniques, and encourage you to use aspects of your own spirituality or faith, to assist you in your recovery from grief and loss.

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Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

At different times in our lives, we are faced with grief and the loss of someone special, or perhaps the loss of a lifestyle or way of being. Transition and letting go can challenge a person at the deepest level, yet with a healing perspective, growth and renewal can emerge from loss. I provide tools to help people rebuild their lives and sense of purpose in life, while learning approaches to ease the pain of loss and grief.

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