There is no set time when grief ends or begins; it has no timeline.
You may experience anticipatory grief; this is when you begin mourning in anticipation of a loss. It’s common when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Other times, life events happen without warning, and your life changes overnight.
Or, you may not begin to grieve until weeks and months after the event takes place.
There’s no right or wrong time to start bereavement counselling. We recommend seeking support as soon as you need it, whether that’s in anticipation of the event or weeks afterward.
You don’t need to suffer in silence or deal with your emotions alone. With grief therapy, you can treat the symptoms caused by grief and learn how to cope with loss. We’ll be here to help as long as you need us.
After we lose someone, their memory (and the love we had for them) stays with us. We can assist you with managing grief in the long term. Navigate the healing process with the assistance of a qualified counsellor.
The death of a loved one can be especially difficult when it affects your entire family. When someone you love is grappling with loss, you might feel helpless—what can you do to support them?
While overcome with your own grief, you may still want to reach out and support those around you. Here’s a way to help someone you love, even as you deal with your grief:
As you might know, grief can make everyday tasks difficult. Offer to lend a hand with walking their dog, washing their dishes, or doing their laundry. Small gestures like these can be a great help.
Sometimes, your company alone can be a great help. Simply spending time with your loved one can relieve loneliness. You don’t have to talk—show up with a tasty meal, set up on the couch, and watch a movie or read a book.
Remember: You are not responsible for healing another person’s pain. If someone you love is really struggling, talk to them about seeking grief counselling services.
There are many reasons why you might prefer video counselling; it’s convenient, private, and easier to fit into a busy schedule.
Whether you prefer online or in-person sessions, we’ve got you covered. Simply let us know your preference, and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
At One Life Counselling & Coaching, we’re open 7 days a week—yes, that includes evenings and weekends! We have no waitlists and offer flexible availability—we’re here to support you.
At our office, we provide a comfortable environment for our clients. Our qualified therapists and counsellors are trained in evidence-based therapies. We bring a compassionate and down-to-earth approach to counselling.
We can help you through the healing process. Whether you’re looking for family counselling, trauma counselling, or grief counselling, we provide a welcoming environment and support from qualified Alberta psychologists. Contact One Life today!