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Grief & Bereavement Support

Support For Adults - Counselling

Our Services

The Grief and Bereavement Team at Dr. Kemp’s House is here to support clients through their grieving journey. Understanding the uniqueness of each of our clients and the notion that everyone grieves differently, we want to meet our clients where they are in their grief, hear their stories, and work alongside them.

The Dr. Kemp’s House offers individual conversation-based counselling support for youth ages 9-17 and adults 18 years and older. Group supports are offered for both youth aged 7-17 and adults.

Our Scope

Dr. Kemp’s House (DKH) does not offer therapeutic intervention of any type.

Our services consist of conversation based counselling and supports for those grieving the death of someone. This service is offered to those who reside in the Hamilton area. This is offered through a trained DKH staff, students, or volunteers.

We use grief based practices such as activities and education to support those we see, with a safe space to express themselves. This aims to support them in understanding their thoughts and feelings after the death of their person.

Who to refer

Dr. Kemp’s House offers support for those who have experienced the death of someone. These individuals are not in crisis, or actively seeing outside 1:1 supports, grief or non grief related, nor are they looking for therapeutic intervention.

Who not to refer

Dr. Kemp’s House does not offer crisis, or emergency based counselling. 1:1 counselling (no family counselling) services are offered to those who are not actively receiving outside counselling, therapy, etc grief, or non grief related. All 1:1 supports are accessible only to those actively residing in the Hamilton area.


All counselling sessions are offered at no cost. They can be held in-person, by phone, or virtually. For questions, please contact Gabriele McSween RSW. (OCSWSSW), Adult Bereavement Support on or T 905.387.2448 ext. 2210.

By filling out this form, you will be submitting a request to receive 1:1 support. Unfortunately due to high demands, we can not give a set time frame for when you will be able to be seen. Our team will review your request and will be in contact with you as soon as a spot becomes available for services to begin.


1:1 Counselling Requests (For Adults)

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