About Grace Tallman

Personal Attributes

Grace is a compassionate and client centered

counselor and coach with a proven track record of helping others with challenging life experiences. She has over twenty years of experience with working with both physical and mental health as well as counselling. She is well versed in Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour, Solution Focused Therapies as well as Psychological Rehabilitation.

She is the Author of The Birds Still Sing, My Journey of Resilience Through Post-Partum Depression.

Grace Tallman author of The Birds Still Sing
The Birds Still Sing by Grace Tallman

Training in the following counseling modalities:

  • Cognitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Professional Experience

  • 10 years in private practice as a grief counselor

  • 10+ years of nursing in ER, ICU, Palliative Care and Mental Health

  • 10+ years of work as a hospital and long term care chaplain

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Western Ontario

  • Certificate in Grief and Bereavement – King’s University College

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy training) – St. Joseph’s Health Center and London Health Sciences Center

  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist – The Grief Recovery Institute

  • Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)

" In her inspiring memoir, The Birds Still Sing, Grace Tallman takes the reader on a journey as she provides a vivid account of her experience with postpartum depression. Drawing upon her lived experience she paints an accurate picture of the disorder and the role of resilience in its recovery. Women with postpartum depression and their families will surely benefit from her hopeful yet realistic message that there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel."

−Dr. Verinder Sharma, Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western University

Services

Please Choose Service Of Your Choice

You will be treated with sensitivity and compassionate understanding as you seek healing for your grief.

Together we will develop a plan that is uniquely tailored to your personality, goals and life circumstances.

 

  • Convenient location in central London

  • Flexible appointment times including evenings and Saturday mornings

  • Willing to discuss payment options for individuals on a fixed income

 
 

Benefits of Grief Counselling

Grief is not a single event, it is a process.

As you progress through your grief you will find that some days you are coping quite well and that on another day you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness. Although grief is a normal response to loss, there are times when help from a professional would be beneficial.

 
 

Some of the signs which indicate that grief counseling might help are:

  • Preoccupation with intense longing and yearning for your loved one

  • Profound loneliness

  • Unable to go on with your life

  • Difficulty performing ordinary tasks

  • Feeling that life has lost its meaning or that a part of you has died with your loved one

Loss comes in many forms

  • Death of a loved one

  • Miscarriage or still birth

  • Loss of relationship

  • Loss of a pet

  • Loss of a job

  • Loss of health or function

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Grief Counseling offers the opportunity to talk about your experience of loss and grief to someone who is there for the sole purpose of listening to your story and to support you at a time when family and friends may be at a loss to know how to help.

Individual Grief Counseling

 
During individual counseling sessions you will have the opportunity to express your feelings and experiences after your loss. Grace uses compassionate understanding and deep listening to help you get in touch with the pain of your grief. Together we will explore ways to go on with your life and find new hope and meaning.

Grief Support Groups

 

You might find that a support group with other individuals who have also experienced loss meets your grieving needs more effectively. Grace’s extensive experience as a facilitator helps to create a safe, confidential environment where you can experience the support of others on a similar journey.

 
 

Educational Workshops

Grief Training Workshops

How do you support someone who has experienced a major loss?
What can you say in this situation?
Does your staff know how to interact with clients who have experienced a significant loss? Grace is available to offer educational talks and workshops to teachers, medical professionals, lawyers, insurance companies, airlines, churches and anyone else who would like to become more conversant in responding to someone who is grieving.

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Benefits Of A Wellness Coach

Who Needs A Wellness Coach?

Individuals who are experiencing 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Past trauma

  • Communication/Relationship issues

  • Career choices

  • Anger management

What To Expect In A Session

​I will listen intently to your story and explore the reason that you are seeking counseling at this time. You and I will form a dynamic team of two. We will discover your existing strengths and resources. Together we will develop a plan that is uniquely tailored to your personality, goals and life circumstances. Although it is important to have the perspective of past life experiences, the main focus will be to move forward with your life in a positive way.

Tallman's wellness coaching programs

Each of us has a deep well of inner strength that can be drawn upon in difficult times. I am here to facilitate that process.

A Coach's Role

Most people see life as a fixed, permanent situation with no choice or control. With a coach you can receive an outside perspective and realize that you have many options regardless of circumstances.

Being able to check in with a wellness coach on a regular basis is like having a friend whose sole purpose is to help you succeed and achieve whatever target you have set. i

Training in the following counseling modalities:

  • Cognitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Personal Attributes

  • Compassionate and client centered

  • Proven track record of helping individuals who are undergoing challenging life experiences

  • Author of The Birds Still Sing, My Journey of Resilience Through Post-Partum Depression. (Available now in bookstores and Amazon)

Counselor's Qualifications:

 

  • Registered Nurse, BScN

  • 15 years experience as a mental health counselor

 

Life Coaching
 

Motivational Speaking

Let's Get You There

I help you get clarity as to what your goals are and how they can be achieved.

When you are clear on who you want to become, what your passion and purpose is,

you will achieve it. In my public speaking I focus on the following;

  • Improving confidence

  • Overcoming obstacles, fear, and insecurities

  •  Implementation

  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

  •  Recognition of the possibilities for your life

  • Creating a plan to reach your goals faster

  • Someone to hold you accountable

Public Speaking Experience

  • A former member of "Toastmaster's International"

  • Guest Speaker at "Mo Mondays"

  • Luncheon Speaker at the "Chautauqua Institute

  • Resident Hospital Chaplain Speaker

  • A member of the Lecture Series "Ask The Professional"

 
 
 

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for facilitating such a meaningful, healing workshop. You have a very gentle, calm and confident approach. I am so glad I attended.” 

- W.W

 

Contact Us Today

Grace Tallman
RN, BScN, Certificate in Grief & Bereavement,  Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
 

• Flexible Hours 
• Reasonable Rates/Sliding Scale 
•No Obligation Initial Telephone or Email Consultation

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