Hi Soul Friend, I'm Hayley Yarish

A highly sensitive human being, obsessed with mind, body and spiritual integration. You can usually find me with a book (or 5), diving deep into an online course, spending time in nature, or with my family and friends.

A little about my journey.. 

2015 was the year that changed everything for me. I lost my Dad, my health, my ability to work a job I loved, my relationship, and ultimately - I lost myself.

Through this deeply painful yet transformational period I emerged differently.


I was forever changed by the depth of my own heartbreak. 


The pain was still there, and I carried it differently. The grief was still there, and I made space for joy as well. The pain of grief began to coexist within the beauty of life.  


Through my grief journey, I learnt how to tap into the wisdom, power and resilience of the human spirit - and because of this, I know its possible to find yourself on the other side of loss.


I did it, and I can help you too.

My experiences with loss continue to deepen who I am as a human, as a therapist and as a companion through the wilderness of loss. It has prompted me to search for more many times over - more meaning, more depth, and more out of this life I get to live.


My Mission

To support you on your journey through loss with intimate one-on-one support that honours your grief, facilitates deep healing and empowers radical transformation so that you can integrate your experiences, embrace your unique gifts and make conscious choices to live in alignment with the deepest parts of who you truly are. 


Loss, Grief & Bereavement 

  • Loss is the common thread that touches and connects us all.

  • Grief is a natural reaction to loss of any kind that rocks the foundation of our lives. 

  • Grief is not something we get over, get rid of or erase from our lives. 

  • Grief is a full-bodied experience - impacting the mind, body and spirit. 

  • You can’t think your way out of grief, grief must be felt. 

  • Grief must be witnessed – being in relationship and connection is an essential element of healing

  • Grief is deeply painful, and can be deeply transformational, whether we like it or not.

  • Our task after a major loss is to find a way to first cope with the pain, navigate change, and then reconstruct our world in a meaningful way.

  • Healing and freedom emerge from healing the mind, body, spirit and emotions.

Ready to Step Bravely into Your Future?

Learn about my services and how I can support you.

Professional Qualifications

Canadian Association of Professional Counsellors (CPCA)

  • Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC)

  • Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) 

Education, Training
& Certifications
  • MA, Counselling Psychology 

  • B.H. Ecol - Bachelor of Human Ecology, Family Social Sciences

  • Certified Life Coach - Rhodes Wellness College, Trained in International Coaching Federation Core Competencies (ICF)

  • Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist

  • Compassionate Bereavement Care Certification and Approved Provider, MISS Foundation 

  • Certified Grief Counselling Specialist (CGCS)

  • Grief Treatment Certification: Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan

  • Usui Holy Fire Reiki Level 1 & 2 Luminaries Healing

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) / Tapping - Level 1 and Level 2

  • Spiritually Augmented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SACBT)

  • DBT Skills Training

  • Grief Movement Certified 

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