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Grief And Loss Therapy Services

Healing Therapy To Help You Move Forward

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Grief And Loss Counselling & Therapy Kamloops

Halfwaythere offers Grief And Loss Counselling & Therapy in Kamloops BC.

Every individual typically experiences grief at one point or another throughout their lives. Losing a loved one to death, going through a divorce, job loss or loss of a close friendship can often become overwhelming.

 

Each person experiences grief in a unique, complex, and personal way. Each individual's personality, culture, coping mechanisms, and experience affect the grieving process. The grieving process takes time, being patient with yourself and setting goals are important for recovery. We offer therapies that are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Grief & Loss

  • Learn new coping skills

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Psychiatric assessment

  • DBT courses

  • Outreach services (In client’s home)

  • Therapy sessions

  • Learn all about the positive & negative impacts of medications 

  • Self-help materials

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Contact Us For Kamloops Grief And Loss Counselling & Therapy

When you need help with grief and loss in Kamloops and you know it is something that you don't want to go through alone, contact Halfwaythere to talk to a professional by clicking the Contact Us button below, click the Book Now Button to book an exact day and time for a discovery call, or simply give us a call at 236-313-2505

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Grief and Loss

Many people seek counselling and therapy because of grief or a loss-related issue. 
Loss can invoke a shock to the system. Some typical outcomes from this type of system shock can include: shattered businesses, depression, seclusion, hopelessness, or our sense of reality being turned on its head.  

 

We are creatures of habit. We crave stability and resist change. 
When something happens to disrupt this state of mind we can become easily discombobulated and it’s normal to need support. Sometimes friends and family can help and sometimes they can't.
Sometimes we seem stuck, unable to function in our daily life existence. Counselling and therapy can help.

What is grief?

Grief is a normal emotional response to a loss of some kind. It may be known as mourning or bereavement when we are grieving the loss of a loved one or pet who has died. 
Bereavement is a process, although it’s not as straightforward as you might expect.

“Stages of grief” was a popular theory many years ago. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. It was common for health professionals to say things like, “He’s in the denial stage” or “she’s bargaining,” for example. 
What is more commonly understood is that while some people experience bereavement as separate stages, others don’t have this experience at all, and this is equally normal. And for those who identify with stages such as ‘anger’, ‘depression’, ‘acceptance’ they may even find that they experience these states in no predictable order.  
No matter what your experience of grief, it’s best to expect the unexpected and refrain from self-judgment about what you “should” be experiencing.

Bereavement can also sometimes be described as complicated, which can mean that a person has put their grieving “on hold” and some time later an emotional dam bursts, and all the unresolved and undealt with grief is let out all at once. Sometimes bereavement is also complicated when the relationship with the person who has died was a complicated one when they were still alive. Examples include situations where the person perpetrated abuse or neglect, where family members had physically and emotionally severed contact with one another, or where there were issues that occurred that were never adequately resolved when the deceased was alive.
This can lead to regret which is a form of grief in itself.

Reasons For Grief Counselling

People come to my downtown Kamloops counselling and psychotherapy office for a variety of loss-related reasons and Grief Counselling including:

  • When a family member or friend has died

  • The loss of a significant relationship (divorce, separation, widowhood)

  • Pregnancy-related losses such as miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth

  • The death of a pet or companion animal

  • Cancer and other life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses (self or loved one)

  • Financial loss and / or unemployment / underemployment / demotion

  • Retirement, which can be experienced as particularly stressful if work played a central role in life)

  • Loss of country (for example, immigration, refugee situations)

  • Loss of health (both acute and chronic conditions, aging)

  • Loss of property or a valued object

  • “Empty nest” syndrome: when the youngest child leaves the family home

  • Loss of life roles (e.g. work, active parenting, the ability to perform a treasured hobby or pastime, being a student, pre-parenting days…)

  • Even losses seen in society as positive, such as quitting drinking, can force a person to learn radically new ways of coping and adjusting to life’s challenges.

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Kamloops Grief Counselling

If you would like additional, individualized Kamloops Grief counselling support in your grief or loss journey, I would be pleased to meet with you.  Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. Call or email me today.