Death and Dying Counsellors

Death and Dying

Death and dying are common issues faced by people who seek counselling. When a loved one passes away,  dormant feelings of rejection, separation and abandonment in a person's life history tend to resurface. Every client has a different reaction to death and dying, a topic that has been a taboo in many cultures.

Many people are ill-equipped to deal with death and dying, and the process of adjustment that naturally has to follow such an event. During the grieving process, a person tends to react emotionally, but their character usually doesn't change. They are bound to review their relationship with the deceased individual, and express the unfairness of the death. The grieving person might seek out other people to replace the deceased, while at the same time revising their current relationships and personal identity.

The mourning process consists of a number of stages, that most people experience. The stages usually occur consecutively, but it's natural to experience them in a different order, to experience more than one at a time, or to skip a stage altogether. Some people have reported regressing to a previous stage, and moving back and forth between stages.

Unresolved grief can lead to psychopathology. It takes a strong person to seek help and therapy can help you realize that mourning is a natural process that allows you to explore life after the loss of a loved one. It will help you to find new coping mechanisms and help you to move forward with a life that does not include him or her.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who works with clients who are grieving the loss of someone, you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

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Daria Shewchuk

Ph.D., R.Psych

Sarah Hickinbottom

Ph.D., RCC

Rosalyn Best

M.Couns., RCC

Jillian Hart

M.A., RCC

Rochelle Chapman

M.A., RCC
    • Video on profile

Misha Gitberg

M.A., RCC

Terry Folks

M.A., RCC

Heather Bach

M.A., CCC

Manuel Salgado

M.A., RCC

Norma Hoeppner

M.S.W., RSW

Denise Mansell

M.A., RCC

Brenda Adams

M.D., RCC
    • Video on profile

Sherri Calder

M.A., RCC

Anthony Cave

M.A., R.Psych

Mary Ann Pelzer

M.A., RCC

Rene Weideman

Ph.D., R.Psych

Darlene Cripps

M.A., CCC
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Kimberly Stringer

Psy.D., R.Psych

Mary Smyth

M.Sc., CCC
    • Video on profile
    • Blog on profile
    • Online booking

Salley-Ann Ross

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking

Jeff Morley

Ph.D., R.Psych

Peter Williamson

Ph.D., R.Psych

Paul Bains

M.A., RCC

Elizabeth Anderson

M.S.W., RSW

Madeleine De Little

Ph.D., MTA

Florence Ling

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking

Sabine Fritz

Ph.D., R.Psych

May Mikhail

M.S.W., RSW

Rebecca Rauscher

M.Ed., RCC

Colette Mrazek

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking