Grief & Loss Counselling

Relationship Counselling

Most couples are completely unprepared for the strain that infertility places on their relationship.  Couples are unprepared for the stress of ongoing disappointments, exhausting medical interventions, as well as the repeated loss of hopes and dreams.

Relationship counselling is a large part of the work we do at New Origins Counselling. Understanding the typical gap in gender responses to infertility, we support our clients to understand each other and work bridge the gap. We help our couples navigate their relationships through this process and beyond to restore balance and equanimity in their relationships.

Pregnancy Loss and Stillbirth

Pregnancy loss can be a traumatic event.  Although one may recover quickly from the physical impact of pregnancy loss, the individual/couple may continue to experience the process of grief for a long time afterwards. There are many stressors that can follow pregnancy loss. We support our clients with the myriad of emotions that accompany this loss and help support them to find a way forward.  

The loss of a baby through stillbirth or a medical condition is always devastating for the family.  As counsellors, we help our clients grieve the monumental loss and assist them in establishing rituals for their grief and healing. 

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety (PPD/A)

Postpartum depression is moderate to severe depression or anxiety in an individual after giving birth. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later.

Our goal is to help our clients understand that PPD/A is a real illness that requires proper treatment. We address the issues that have presented post-partum related to unrealistic expectations of parenthood, expectations of perfection, fear of failure, transition to parenthood, self-esteem issues, parent-baby bonding, marital conflict, and more. At the same time, we focus on creating adequate support systems for our clients as well as collaborating with community resources as needed.

Beyond Fertility Treatment

For many couples it is very hard to know when to stop treatment. The layers to make the decision to move on are complex and deeply rooted in grief. Each person’s journey is unique and therefore the decision to move beyond treatment comes at different times.

The option to adopt, foster, or make decisions about child-free living are multifaceted. We help our clients explore these options and identify the various paths they can take to creating their own, unique families. We counsel clients through their grief, loss, and eventual healing as they journey through this process. We work closely with community resources and make referrals as needed.

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