Great Couples Counselling in North Saanich, BC. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in North Saanich, British Columbia. Discounts available (see profiles).


Marilyn Sundeen, M.C.,  R.C.C.
Couples Counsellor

Marilyn Sundeen, M.C., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9B 3S6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

My experience is that we all have a deep and powerful urge to bond emotionally with another who will offer us safety and acceptance. Our first experiences of love and attachment in our families set the scene and form our future expectations and sense of deserving (or not) of care and care-taking. Our Couples and Relationship work will be informed by Sue Johnson's "Emotionally Focused Therapy". We will explore each partner's early experiences of attachment. Slowly and gently we will work toward how to re-capture and ignite the flame of love, care and wonder that first drew you to the other.

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC
Couples Counselor

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Couples experience a number of challenges that get in the way of optimal relationship functioning. My role is to help families identify how each partner is supporting each other and what patterns are contributing to the “problem”. As a couples therapist, I provide a neutral third party perspective as to these patterns and we can explore the meaning or context behind them. Once we have identified what patterns are impacting the relationship we will develop strategies for more helpful patterns and responses. I utilize therapeutic interventions from the Gottman model, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Response-Based Practice, and Narrative Therapy.

Simon Funnell, MACP, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Simon Funnell, MACP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9B 0A1 - Nearby to North Saanich.

I understand that navigating relationship issues can be incredibly challenging, affecting both your emotional health and the quality of your partnership. In our couples counselling sessions, we'll establish a safe environment for open dialogue, employing the Gottman Method to identify and address the root causes of your conflicts. This evidence-based approach focuses on improving communication, building empathy, and fostering mutual respect. While the journey to a healthier relationship may take time and commitment from both sides, there's genuine hope for renewal and happiness. Together, we can work towards a more harmonious and fulfilling relationship.

Michele Dolan, MACP, RCC, CCC
Couples Counsellor

Michele Dolan, MACP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8L 4P7 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Communication styles and building constructive communication skills are key to improving any relationship. One lesson we cannot overlook from the teachings of Sue Johnson in her Emotionally Focussed Therapy is that learning to really listen to your partner, learning to empathize and really hear what your partner is telling you by their words and behaviours, is paramount in constructive communications. Couples often get caught in a spin cycle where we stop listening and simply vent, react or ignore. We can always do better and few are more keenly motivated to return to trust, intimacy, sharing and cooperation than couples.

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT
Couples Counsellor

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V8R 1B9 - Nearby to North Saanich.

I believe couples counselling to be a healthy way to both prevent significant problems, and an important method of addressing and sifting through already challenging dynamics. Communication, intimacy, trust, respect and shared ideas, beliefs and life direction are some of what often bring couples to counselling. I am non-judgemental and objective in my work with couples. It is of the utmost importance that each person feels safe, respected, valued and able to express themselves during sessions. Strong healthy relationships add meaning and satisfaction to life. I hope to assist couples in their journey to remain connected to one another.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Couples Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 1E7 - Nearby to North Saanich.

All couples, gay, heterosexual, lesbian, or Bi-sexual are respectfully welcomed. Most frequent issues presented by all couples include sexuality, financial struggles, parenting issues and communication problems. Sexuality probably presents as the most common concern. Some issues are polyamory, impotence, lack of desire, sexual addiction, indidelity, sexual trauma and abuse and incest. Dr. Graham's clients find her easy to talk to and discussion is frank and respectful. Some couples are struggling with questions concerning whether or when to have children and infertily. Most couples have the goal to strengthen their bond but others need support to end an unhappy relationship.

Shelley Gordon, MSW, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Shelley Gordon, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V8V 4Y2 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Shelley helps couples to enhance their communication, create safety and connection, heal past hurts and frustrations, and restore passion and playfulness. Through the Intentional Dialogue couples learn how to hear each other's perspective with compassion and empathy. With Shelley's guidance, couples can gain more understanding and awareness about the conflicts, and explore the dynamics that are stopping them from getting the love that they want. Couples learn to focus on the positive aspects of each other, and build on the strengths of their relationship, as well as work through the issues, in a safe and connected way, which promotes healing and growth.

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Couples Counselor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Are you and your partner stuck in unsolvable arguments? Does one of you tend to ‘demand’ more while the other shuts down and withdraws? Are you feeling less connected and actually adding stress to each other’s lives instead of reducing it? While frustrating, these are perfectly normal patterns of partnership and there is hope. I would be glad to help you untangle the knots, learning to team up together instead of entering battles over who is right. In doing so, we will unpack past traumas and patterns of behaviour, learning to better communicate and to be safely vulnerable in a way that stands your relationship on solid ground.

Scott Kouri, Ph.D., RCC.
Couples Counsellor

Scott Kouri, Ph.D., RCC.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8W 2G9 - Nearby to North Saanich.

For a relationship to really thrive, both people in the relationship need to thrive. I focus on the personal growth of each individual in the couple as the foundation for a healthy and happy life together. By bringing out the unique gifts and qualities of each person, the relationship can have its best chances. Once both people are ready for the work of couples therapy, we can work on communication, intimacy, vulnerability, availability, balance, and showing up for each other.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Couples Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8M 1M6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

It is common to hear, "the key to a better relationship is better communication." That's really not the main problem in most cases. People do know how to communicate - we're extremely verbal and expressive beings. More often than not, however, we don't like the message that's being communicated! When problems erupt in a relationship, it is more likely because there is little "relating" going on. I help couples identify their patterns, reinforce healthy communication skills, and most importantly, find ways to reconnect - to build relationship. When we are connected to another person, many issues and perceived problems cease to exist.

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD,  CPBC  #1666
Couples Counsellor

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

In V9A 5S1 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Dr Sloat's couples counselling is based on the belief that we are all in this world to be happy, and in order to be happy we must have our needs met. When in relationships, people sometimes fail to get their needs met, and when this happens there is conflict and discord. Dr Sloat helps people to clarify and articulate their needs in relation to their partners, and thus facilitates harmony between them. She does not take sides, but instead focuses on helping partners to renegotiate and/or redefine their relationships such that they become viable on both sides. Also see - http://CouplesCounsellingVictoria.info

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Mary Munro, MA, MCouns, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9A 6Z5 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Being connected to our partners is a great thing – but this closeness can get so complicated! Intimate partners hold a lot of power to disappoint us. How do we get into sync, and get what we need to stay invested? It is hard to manage disappointment. We can sometimes give up too much, agree to things we don’t want – or we go the other way, and start bullying the other person. Both of those are strategies to preserve your connection. Is your strategy working for you? In counselling, I help you clarify what is going on for you, what you both want, and what you can possibly do to get there. I create a safe, easy space to check out your relationship – it may be more fun than you think!

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC
Couples Counselor

Patti Langlais, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Many couples struggle with communication and "feeling heard". Over time a once happy and vibrant relationship can begin to decay through hurt feelings, anger, lack of attention, feeling valued, infidelity, the strain of children, childhood issues, and much more. We focus to heal the wounds of the past and rebuild the love and trust within the relationship. We work to equip both partners with a voice and ability to effectively listen and hear one another. We will work together to establish individual boundaries within the relationship, while creating a stronger and healthier connection. Our goal is to equip each couple with the tools they require for success, independent of counselling

Lydia Hamilton, MSc, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Lydia Hamilton, MSc, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9L 1T6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

I specialize in working with couples who are challenged by their adult child's behaviours/mental health and/or addiction. Having an adult kiddo who isn't quite launched, or who struggles to "adult", can cause much embarrassment and shame and it is rarely talked about openly. The secret is that this scenario is far from uncommon. I bring my years of experience of both developing and running groups for "affected others" to my practice of supporting couples as they navigate how to support without enabling. I offer suggestions on how and when to set realistic boundaries. I aim to reduce the guilt couples feel about living a good life while their adult child is struggling.

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC
Couples Counsellor

Ben Bjorgaard, PhDc, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V8R 4P8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Each relationship faces unique hurdles and holds unique potential for growth. By skillfully tuning in to each other's inner worlds, learning new ways of being together and strategies for navigating conflict, we'll resolve what is hindering you. We’ll get creative and collaborate on new possibilities. Intimate relationships can bring out the deepest parts of ourselves and ignite personal transformation. Learning about how we relate is key to learning about ourselves and each other.

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Couples Counsellor

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Certified Consultant, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Seeking counselling for your relationship can bring you more clarity about habitual patterns, about your individual self and about your direction to move forward. I provide a safe and confidential place for you and your partner to talk to each other, explore your concerns and to be understood by each other. Sometimes this can involve learning communication skills to help you navigate conversations, tools to manage strong emotions and setting goals.

Melissa MacNeill, RCC, CCC, MACP
Couples Counsellor

Melissa MacNeill, RCC, CCC, MACP

Registered Clinical Counsellor/Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V8M 1X6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Couples seek counselling for a variety of reasons. Life brings an assortment of challenges, and it can be difficult to know how to support each other along the way. Our circumstances, family structure, families of origin, busy schedules, childcare, and career demands are just a few of stressors that couples find themselves navigating. I’ll work with you to understand your unique challenges. I'll help you find new strength in your relationship so that you can face today’s, and tomorrow’s, challenges together. Contact today to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

Currents Counselling, RCC, CCC, RSW
Couples Counselor

Currents Counselling, RCC, CCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellors, Canadian Certified Counsellors, and Registered Social Workers

Available for Online Therapy

Our passion is supporting relationships! We are skilled and passionate in supporting marriages / relationships by understanding the context of the relationship and what the concerns/issues are. We also understand couples often need support in identifying the deeper meaning or deeper assessment of the concerns. We offer an individualized approach to each couple and family. We utilize Gottman, Systemic Family Therapy and other dignity informed approaches.

Mark Watts,  MTC, CCH
Couples Counsellor

Mark Watts, MTC, CCH

Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Board Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist

In V8W 1C4 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Couples seek counselling for multiple reasons – from fighting and frustration to affairs or intimacy. Sometimes partners sense their relationship could just be better. Virtually all challenged relationships can be improved with better communications. Together we will explore and expand our communication skills, and practice them in a supportive and safe environment. Talking through the personal issues that each partner brings to the relationship can help couples build intimacy and grow closer.

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Geoff Williams, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V8Z 1J6 - Nearby to North Saanich.

The first step with my approach to couples therapy is for us to establish rapport as you inform me of the problem that has brought you to therapy. I use a Choice Theory approach which includes defining more closely what each of you want for yourselves as individuals and the relationship as a whole. From there, we get to work on rebuilding trust in the relationship by enhancing communication skills so each of you feel listened to, heard, and respected. Then we can build on trust to establish the changes needed to restore the happiness that brought you together in the first place.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Couples can get into cycles of negative interaction which lead to more and more pain and hurt. Through Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy couples learn to recognize their feelings and patterns of interaction, and to become more resilient and more empathic to themselves and their partner. With gentle challenge I will help you examine your own stuck places, and then to discover new ways of relating to your partner. Thus you will both shift to more positive patterns of interaction.

Paula Marie Green, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.
Couples Counsellor

Paula Marie Green, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1G3 - Nearby to North Saanich.

I work primarily from an emotionally-focused therapeutic approach. I can help you to regain your emotional connection and feel close again. We all want to feel safe, supported, loved and valued in our intimate connections, as well at to know that our partner is available, responsive and engaged. Love is no longer a mystery, and research in couple's counselling has shown that we can repair and restore relationships even after painful disconnection and betrayal. Healing is entirely possible if both partners are willing to show up and commit to the process.

Erin Laird, Erin Laird
Couples Counsellor

Erin Laird, Erin Laird

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8P 1X4 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Thinking about getting married? Not the marriage type? Together learn more about yourself and the other you want to be with as we explore hopes, dreams, values, and beliefs. Master the art of negotiation and compromise in conflict, as well as the maintenance of healthy boundaries around those "big deal-breaker" issues. Couples of all types of configurations will learn about being an ally for each other as we work towards respect, love, collaborative problem solving and mutual understanding.

Morven Eakin, B.Ed, M.Ed, RPC-C
Couples Counselor

Morven Eakin, B.Ed, M.Ed, RPC-C

Registered Professional Counsellor (C)

Available for Online Therapy

Embarking on a transformative journey with Eakin Counselling means recognizing and addressing the conflicts that often surface within relationships. I understand the complexities that can strain even the most loving connections. My relationship counseling services serve as companions on this journey, guiding individuals and couples through communication breakdowns, conflicts, and trust issues, ultimately fostering understanding and love. I believe that nurturing strong and healthy relationships is fundamental to a fulfilling life, and our approach to relationship, couples, and marriage counselling is rooted in deep insights, experience, and a profound understanding of the intricate dynamics

Gravitate Counselling Inc., MA/M.Ed., RCC
Couples Counsellor

Gravitate Counselling Inc., MA/M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 1C2 - Nearby to North Saanich.

Couples counselling can offer benefits to partners in every stage of their relationship. Dating, engaged, or married, relationship counselling can help build, strengthen or repair your connection with one another. Working with Linda Duarte, Kathryn McInroy or Andee Dale at Gravitate Counselling Inc. can help you and your partner build a strong foundation, discuss important relationship topics, work through challenges, change existing patterns to something that works better for both of you, or adjust to a new season in your relationship. We can also help with co-parenting conversations and when couples decide to end their relationship.



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Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists for couples in North Saanich who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counselling in North Saanich and renew your relationship.

North Saanich is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 37.27 square kilometers.  The population of North Saanich is 11,249 people with 4,626 households . The population ranking for North Saanich is #367 nationally and #55 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 301.80 people per sq km. North Saanich therapists serve postal code: V8L.