Grief comes from many life experiences: e.g. loss of job, life transitions, life changes, a sick loved one, someone has died, a pet has died or is very sick, you have had to make difficult decisions, serious accidents, bullying, loneliness, moving and more.

Whatever your situation is, you may find it helpful to speak to a counsellor who is trained in supporting people on their journey.

When someone is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, they and their loved ones often experience what is called Anticipatory Grief. You might also experience this as you anticipate a life transition, change or decision. 

Life is full of situations where others don't know what to say or how best to support you in your grief. This is often referred to as disenfranchised grief. You need someone to understand but others don't understand how to support you. They may say things unintentionally that upset you. 

Perhaps you have faced a series of difficult situations, crisis or deaths. This is often referred to as compounded grief. This can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed.                                                                

Are you or is someone you know facing a difficult situation? Each person and situation is different. Each person has their own story to tell and their own journey. 

There are many places that can help you with your grief - Bereaved Families of Ontario, Season's Centres and for more complex needs it is recommended you see a counsellor or psychotherapist. 

For more information or to seek counselling contact Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.