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Grief and Loss

A sudden loss, or threat of loss, can be a traumatic, life-altering event. Recovering generally takes time and each person experiences his or her grief in a unique and individual way. There are many types of losses, from the loss of a job, the loss of one's friendship, the loss of a marriage or relationship, the loss of a loved one, the loss of a pet, the loss of one's physical abilities, the loss of a home or the loss of a child. These and many other losses can take devastate individuals, families, and communities. There are other losses that are not often addressed but warrant attention and these include the loss of one's identity, reputation, integrity, and innocence. The impact of loss differs on both the individual and the perceived impact of that loss. Grief usually ensues and can take the form of denial, anger, bargaining, emotional numbing, guilt, and fears of acknowledging and accepting the loss. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can be there for you to help you deal with your loss. A counselor can help you grieve in a healthy manner by helping you to work through your thoughts and feelings. A professional counselor can be there for you and help you to avoid engaging in self-destructive or unhealthy coping strategies. It is never too late to revisit loss and feel your feelings; It is never too late to learn to let go; It certainly is not too late to ask for help.

What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.

We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.

You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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