Grief Counselling

Grief is a reaction to a major loss. It is most often an unhappy and 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.   


The Door of Hope Counselling Clinic is here to support you. If you are going through a grieving process, call us or email us today and make an appointment. The Door of Hope Counselling Clinic provides grief counselling services in a caring environment.

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Causes of Grief 


People can experience grief if they have an illness for which there is no cure, or a chronic condition that affects their quality of life. The end of a significant relationship may also cause a grieving process. Everyone feels grief in their own way. However, there are common cycles to the process of mourning. It starts with recognizing a loss and continues until a person eventually accepts that loss. 

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Five Cycles of Grief


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

  • Denial, disbelief, numbness
  • Anger, blaming others
  • Bargaining (for instance "If I am cured of this cancer, I will never smoke again.")
  • Depressed mood, sadness, and crying
  • Acceptance, coming to terms

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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.  


Here to Help 


The Door of Hope Counselling Clinic recognizes and respects your pain. We want to support you in this difficult time in your life.  


For more information on Grief Counselling at the Door of Hope Counselling Clinic in Port Coquitlam, please call (604) 790-9032 or complete and send the Contact Form below. We’re here to help you start your journey of healing. 

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Door of Hope Counselling Clinic, Inc.

A113 – 2099 Lougheed Hwy. Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1A8

Call Us: (604) 790-9032

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 

9:00am - 6:00pm 

(By Appointment Only) 

Closed Saturday & Sunday