Emotional Support / Grief Recovery

ArbutusEmotional Support

The Bowen Threshold Singers are women who offer singing to bring ease and comfort to anyone in need of it, especially at the bedside of those who are seriously ill or dying. In groups of two to four we sing gentle songs from a variety of traditions. We sing when invited and come as often as requested, in private homes, hospices, care facilities and hospitals. We freely give our gift of singing, however donations are graciously accepted to support our work. Contact Shasta Martinuk for more information and to request a visit.
The Crossing Over Singers are a group of Bowen men offering the same service. Their contact is Brian Hoover.
Bowen Threshold Singers and Crossing Over Singers are affiliated with the International Threshold Choir movement.

Light of Compassion – Spiritual Counselling
The distinction with spiritual counselling is that it doesn’t ask that you disclose details of your process. The strength of this work is in the personal relationship that you develop with your spiritual authority. This means that you maintain your right to privacy and know that you govern your spiritual path. Sessions are 1 hour long. For details contact Denise Richard at 604-947-2540.
Website: www.firesofcompassion.com Email: Denise Richard at firesofcompassion@gmail.com

Registered Psychologists

Dr. Carolyn Nesbitt, Ph.D., R.Psych. #1484 – 604-376-9801  – Therapy on Bowen and in Horseshoe Bay http://www.carolynnesbitt.com
Dr. Graeme Saruk –
Registered Psychologist – Bowen Island Integrated Health – 604-947-2270 – info@bowenislandhealth.com
Book here: https://bowenislandhealth.janeapp.com/#/counselling-psychology-mental-health
Dr. Karla Saruk
– Registered Psychologist – Bowen Island Integrated Health – 604-947-2270 – info@bowenislandhealth.com
Book here: https://bowenislandhealth.janeapp.com/#/counselling-psychology-mental-health

Registered Clinical Counsellors

Wayne P. De Connick M.A., R.C.C. (#12494) Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist – Pacific Health Counselling & Consulting (778) 988-9327, fax (604) 947-0399 – E-mail: wayne@pacifichealthcounselling.com
Georgina Farah MACP, RCC, Clinical Counsellor – 604-347-9519 – georgina@georginafarah.com
Diane Greig  PhD, RCC, CSCH – 604-727-7794 – drdianegreig@gmail.com
Shahar Rabi, PhD, RCCwww.shaharrabi.com
Rethink Counselling Doug Elliott
, MA, RCC 604-803-2600 – www.rethink-counselling.com
Lisa Shatzky, BA, MA, BSW, MSW, RCC Psychotherapist / Registered Clinical Counselor – 778-837-7040 lisa.shatzky@gmail.com Specialities include: trauma, addictions, loss, grief, life transitions, crises of meaning. In home sessions and support available.
Ruta Yawney MA, RCC, FAMI – 604-947-0883 – ruta@rutayawney.comwww.rutayawney.com

Registered Social Workers

Mary Coleman MSW, RSW – Compassion Minded Counselling – Private therapist with specialty in grief, anxiety, and relationship stress. Individual and couples counseling to grow resilience and connection living with serious illness, life transitions, and bereavement. 778 233-4425 email: compassionmindedcounseling@gmail.com
Brooke Evans  MSW, RSW – 604-781-3987 – brooke@bccounselling.ca

Other Mental Health Support Professionals

Julie Hughes – B.S.Sc., RPC – 778-858-2699 www.shift-counselling.comjulie@shift-counselling.com
Katrina Rose – B.A., RPC (Registered Professional Counsellor) 604-961-0653 – talkshopcounselling@shaw.ca
Kevin Rose – B.A., RPC (Registered Professional Counsellor) 604-961-0653 – talkshopcounselling@shaw.ca; http://www.talkshopcounselling.com/

Art Therapy

Jane Kane, RCAT,BCATR, Registered Art Psychotherapist – 778-835-9090 art_therapy@shaw.ca

Grief and Bereavement Support

Camp Kerry offers bereavement support on the North Shore to children (ages 3-15) and their families. 604 553-4663 http://www.campkerry.org
North Shore Grief Recovery Bereavement programs/support groups offering education and discussion. 604-696-1060 – www.imgr.ca
Lion’s Gate Hospital Palliative Care Program Grief Support for Children.Call social worker at 604-988-3131. Local 4701
Mary Ellen deGrace Social worker with experience in bereavement support. Available for group or individual work in grief and loss. 604-947-2413 – medegrace@shaw.ca