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Counselling for Grief and Loss

We will all experience grief and loss at some point in our lives, but most of us will never be prepared for it. Grief and loss doesn’t only happen with the death of a loved one but also during the end of a relationship and in the diagnosis of a serious health problem.


What is grief counselling?

Grief counselling is a form of psychotherapy designed to help people cope with the grief and mourning following the death of a loved one. It can also help with the significant life changes that trigger feelings of grief.

Not all people need grief counselling. Each individual has their own coping mechanism that they employ to help them mourn and endure the feelings of grief until they finally move on. However, counselling is generally recommended to individuals whose grief are:


  • Interfering with daily activities;
  • Causing problems in existing relationships;
  • Causing feelings of guilt and depression; or
  • Causing problems with existing relationships.

Loss and grief may even be felt during life transitions like leaving a job, moving out of the family home or moving to a new country. Whatever you’re experiencing, we at Chettiar Counselling are here to help you.


Here’s how we can help.

Grief and loss can really take its toll on you. From losing your appetite to having difficulties sleeping, grief and loss are “felt experiences” and it’s sometimes hard to cope with the unsettling feeling that comes with it. This is where we at Chettiar Counselling can help you.

Our therapists are experienced in helping clients deal with the different stages of grief and loss. We guide you through the journey of managing your grief by giving you someone to talk to and providing you all the support you need as you cope with this difficult time in your life.

We believe that one of the best ways to deal with grief and loss effectively is by knowing how the process goes. So, we help you navigate this road and give you the space that you need to heal yourself from this grief.

If you or a loved one is going through grief and loss, get in touch with us right away to know how we can help.

Want to know more? Check out our blogs related to grief and loss.

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Our Counsellors

Chris Jarvis

Chris Jarvis
Registered Psychotherapist

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy and Couples Counselling)



Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Spirituality/Faith Concerns, Job burnout/fatigue, Caregiver burnout

Heather Eskedjian

Heather Eskedjian
Registered Social Worker

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy for Adults)



Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Grief, Suicidal Ideation, Bipolar Disorder, Stress Management, Life Transitions and Relationship Issues.

Natasha Busic

Natasha Busic
Registered Social Worker

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy for Adults)



Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Burn Out, Sress Reduction and Management, Emotional Regulation, Trauma, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss.

Rochelle Martin

Rochelle Martin
Registered Social Worker

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy 18+ & Couples Counselling)



Relationship and Attachment Issues, Anxiety, Stress, Loss of Sense of Self and/or Connection with Others, Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues.

Hari Chettiar

Hari Chettiar
Clinical Director, Regitered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Anger management, Couples Counselling, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Gaming Issues, Parenting Support.

Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker, M.A.,
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Support, Separation and Divorce, Relationship Issues, Spirituality and Faith Concerns, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Grief and Loss, Work-Life Balance.

Sandra_Harrison

Sandra Harrison, M.A.,
Regitered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Gender Diversity and Gender Minority Stress, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ2+, Identity, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Work/Life Balance, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Conflict Resolution Skills.

Susana Cadavid

Susana Cadavid
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Intern Therapist (Supervised by Hari Chettiar)

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy for Adults and Teens 16+)



Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Stress, Work Place Issues, Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, LGBTQ2+ Support, Body Image Concerns.

Kelly Nancekivell

Kelly Nancekivell
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Intern Therapist (Supervised by Hari Chettiar)

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, ADHD Management, Relationship Issues, Depression, Stress, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem and Body-Image Concerns, Divorce, Infertility Concerns, Grief and Loss.

Kelly O'Hearn

Kelly O'Hearn,
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Life Transitions, Emotions Regulation, Self-Esteem Issues, Body Image Concerns, Parenting Concerns, Relationship Issues.

Sara Kohtala

Sara Kohtala, M.A.,
Registered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sex and Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Trauma, Grief, Emotions Regulation, Self-Esteem Issues, Body Image Concerns, Eating disorders.

Madelyn Whittle

Madelyn Whittle, M.C.,
Regitered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery.

Megan Gauthier

Megan Gauthier, M.S.W.,
Registered Social Worker

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders.

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