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​​Purposeful Living Counselling Clinic

14186 Wheatly Avenue.

White Rock, BC, Canada , V4B 2W5


Phone:604-379-4040

Email:ivana@purposefullivingcounselling.com

Relationship Counselling in Surrey and White Rock

Grief Counselling in Surrey and White Rock

Grief Counselling

Grief is a reaction to a major loss. It is most often a painful emotion. Sometimes, it feels like grieving may never end. Grief should not be prevented because it is a healthy response to loss. Instead, it should be respected. Those who are grieving should have support to help them through the process.

We are here to support you. Call or email us today to make an appointment. We will provide you grief counselling in a caring environment.

Causes of Grief

People can experience grief if they have a long term illness or chronic condition that affects their quality of life, and the end of a significant relationship.

Everyone experience grief differently; however, there are common stages to the process of mourning. It starts with recognizing a loss and continues until a person accepts that loss.

Five Stages of Grief

There can be five stages of grief. These reactions might not occur in a specific order, and can, at times, occur together. Not everyone experiences all of these emotions:


1.  Denial, disbelief, numbness

2.  Anger, blaming others

3.  Bargaining ( for instance “if I am cured of this cancer, I will never smoke again.”)

4.  Depressed mood, sadness, and crying

5.  Acceptance, coming to terms


People who are grieving may have crying spells, some trouble sleeping, and lack of productivity at work.

Possible Complications

Grief and loss can affect your overall health. It can lead to depression or excessive alcohol or drug use. Grief that lasts for more than two months and is severe enough to interfere with daily life may be a sign of more serious illness, such as major depression. Medication may be helpful.

The process of working through grieving is different for everyone, but sometimes people get stuck in grieving and it starts to take over their lives.

Contact Us For Help

 Call or email us today to make an appointment, so we can walk with you through your grieving process and help you to take your life back again. Recover the joy of living.