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Grief Counselling

Grief is what you experience when you lose something or someone close to you. You can experience grief after any important loss in their life such as financial, career or a major shift in direction. Trained grief therapists at CARESPACE can help you get back on track.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

The best treatment for grief and loss in Kitchener Waterloo

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for grief and loss therapy near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book online below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

What is grief counselling?

Grief counselling is a specific type of counselling that can be very beneficial in helping a person process through their emotions and learn to cope with loss. If you find yourself experiencing intense emotions and difficulty returning to your normal life after a loss, then it might be useful to consider talking to a grief counsellor. Other signs that you may need support during this difficult time are an inability to focus and concentrate, withdrawing from people and activities you once enjoyed, difficulty sleeping, or changes in appetite. It can also be helpful if unresolved feelings from another loss have resurfaced and seem overwhelming. Grief and bereavement counselling is ultimately about finding ways to cope with pain that are healthy and allow for healing; so if any of these factors are true for you, then going for counselling could help start the journey of understanding your grief experience. The therapists and counsellors at CARESPACE can help.

What can I expect from grief counselling?

Grief and bereavement counselling is an effective way to learn how to handle the intense emotions associated with grief and loss. It’s a supportive space to process complex feelings like sadness, anxiety, depression, confusion, guilt, anger, and regret in a nonjudgmental environment. As you explore your grief journey with a qualified counsellor, you can expect compassionate support as well as practical guidance on how to manage difficult feelings and take steps towards healing. Along the way, it’s normal to revisit painful memories and come up against challenging emotions; however, many find comfort in knowing they are not alone in their experience. Grief counselling allows you to express your thoughts and develop effective coping strategies for mourning your loss and ultimately coming out positively transformed by this difficult yet transformative life experience.

What are the benefits of grief counselling?

One of the most beneficial aspects of grief counselling is that it provides a safe space to process the pain and suffering associated with loss. For many, this means they can actively mourn in a way that honours their loved one. By speaking to a trained caregiver, those grieving can learn how to build bridges between their current emotions and those of other family members or even develop insight about their own lived experiences connected with the loss. Furthermore, grief counselling often affords bereaved individuals access to support networks and resources to manage complicated feelings like sadness, guilt, anger and despair. Ultimately, through professional counselling services individuals can commemorate their lost loved one by working towards resilience and healing in remembering them within new cycles of life.

How is grief counselling different from therapy?

Grief counselling and therapy are both ways to cope and process difficult life events. However, grief counselling specifically focuses on helping someone overcome the unique challenges associated with grieving a loved one or dealing with a major loss. Even though grief counselling is part of the therapeutic process, its approach is slightly different because it usually involves conversations that allow people to identify, express, and confront their feelings related to the event. This type of work outdoors of traditional therapy often helps people move through their grief towards acceptance more quickly. 

Grief and loss therapy that's right for you

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Kitchener Waterloo Therapy

Grief and loss are pervasive and distressing experiences that impact people regularly, causing them to feel overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms of grief and loss and provide a path to healing. The key is to seek out quality care from a mental health professional who is knowledgeable about coping with grief and loss and can offer compassionate support throughout the process of recovery. With the right treatment, grief and loss do not have to dominate your life. You can find peace and confidence once again.

At CARESPACE you have the option of seeing a counsellor either in-person or online with TeleCARE. At CARESPACE your counsellor is less than 10-minutes away, and your first online appointment is FREE.

Please visit our psychotherapy page to choose the therapist who’s right for you.

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