Grief & Loss Counselling and Bereavement Services in Victoria.


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Grief & Loss

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

208-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3

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.

Grief & Loss

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.

Grief & Loss

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Within Driving Distance of Victoria, BC

Feelings of grief following significant loss are normal and healthy. It is when grief is protracted, denied, delayed or becomes complicated by other factors that therapeutic intervention may be necessary. It is common in our culture for people to feel as though they should not have to grieve or that they should grieve only in a certain way or for a prescribed period of time. Being facilitated by a compassionate, trained counsellor, who encourages the sadness, despair and anger associated with grief to flow freely can greatly assist a person who is having difficulty grieving. People often need to be reassured that these feelings will eventually subside and that life is still worth living.

Grief & Loss

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, BC V8V 4A1

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.

Grief & Loss

Cory Klath, BSW, MA, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

550 - 2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T4N4

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.

Grief & Loss

Shelley Dewar, M.A., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#224 - 645 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G2

Grief is a natural response to losses in our lives such as deaths, separation/divorce, loss of health or abilities, etc... Sometime a current loss touches on past losses which can be confusing, unsettling, and even overwhelming. In practice, I have heard clients say that after some time has past, they no longer feel like they can talk to their family and friends about what they're going through. This leaves them feeling isolated. In a compassionate way, I will be with you in your grief process and help you start to develop a sense of moving forward and reconnecting with life.

Grief & Loss

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

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

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K8

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.

Grief & Loss

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, BC V9A 5S1

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.

Grief & Loss

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2J9

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.

Grief & Loss

Jennifer Cole, M.A., C.C.C.

Counselling, Coaching and Consulting

Within Driving Distance of Victoria, BC

Sometimes we find it difficult to fully grieve the person we love so much - we don't want to let go, because to let go feels like we will lose them forever. Grieving allows us to move back into life fully. We never forget we just come into a place of knowing the fullness of love in that relationship so that we can live life again and love again


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