Great Couples Counselling in Vancouver, BC. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC
Couples Counsellor

Anika Cornish, MCP, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

1750 East 10th Avenue, Suite 505, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5K4 | 604-785-4853

Even the best of relationships can be challenging at times. That’s why couples counselling can make sense at any stage of a relationship. I work with heterosexual and LGBTQ couples to help them overcome various barriers in communication, emotional connection, parenting, or other issues. Often, small changes can snowball into big changes, so it’s worth addressing relationship issues as they arise and gaining tools to apply in your relationship for years to come. I am trained in the effective, research-driven Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which offers practical tools for creating improved connection and communication, and for addressing conflict and problems as they arise.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1H2 | 1-877-606-6161

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Couples Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4 | 604-218-1393

I am trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method developed by renowned therapists and researchers, Dr.'s Julie and John Gottman. This theory is based on over 25 years of research with couples and has been proven to be successful in helping couples overcome their relationship struggles. I use this approach in my work with both individuals and couples. I help clients determine their unique challenges and apply a variety of strategies to mend these challenges.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

7466 14th Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 1Z8 |

Most people choose a partner who reminds them in a way of their parent/caretaker with whom they had an unsatisfying relationship. So often they try to re-play the past relationship in the present, and the two different scenarios usually interlock, resulting in re-enactment of the past relations. So, instead of having someone who will help 'heal our wounds', we end up with somebody reinjuring us through defensive behaviors. I use a 'mirroring' technique: it consists of helping the couple to paraphrase each other and then offer attuned empathic responses. What this means is that partner B is invited to make an emphatic statement to A about what he/she imagines A is feeling.

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)
Couples Counsellor

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)

Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor

West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 1B7 | 778-990-0823

Relationships are challenging. No question. But they're incredible teachers. They teach us where the places lie that need healing within each of us, that is, if we're willing to learn. If we are, then the relationship becomes a gift. Both of you win in this case. That doesn't necessarily make conflict any more enjoyable. It's not. But it's possible to work with it so you can identify the root of ongoing struggles, and find ways to put them to rest. Let me help you find purpose in your conflict(s), and find ways to move forward with significantly more clarity about where you'd like your relationship to go.

Lisa Ann Butcher, MACP, RCC, BPEH, RT
Couples Counsellor

Lisa Ann Butcher, MACP, RCC, BPEH, RT

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

300-1090 Homer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2W9 | 7782227778

A couple refers to two individuals in a relationship. We live each day as one half of a couple but often we struggle to find a way to maintain who we are, while actively working to be part of a duo. We work with you to establish healthy methods of communication and develop confidence in appropriately articulating what you need, how you experience love, and what is imperative for you to have a supportive, loving relationship.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC
Couples Counselor

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Relationships can be difficult to manage when there is a pile of problems. Couples therapy can improve communication and provide a safe environment to approach difficult topics. My practice is informed by The Gottman Method, the works of Dr. Brene Brown, and the Response Based Approach for those who are experiencing violence. I believe couples work can only be done when there is a space where all parties feel worthy and dignified.

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Bronwyn Sullivan, MOC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-609 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Z1 | 604-762-2152

Do you look at your partner and wonder what happened to the sense of connection and intimacy that you once enjoyed? Have the stresses of life, career, and parenting gotten in the way of your relationship? Would you like to learn how to be heard and to hear what is really going on in your partner's heart of hearts? Couples counselling is an opportunity to re-connect and re-discover yourself and your partner. It is a safe forum to air difficult issues , develop skills for effective communication and enhance emotional and physical intimacy.

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Mary Wilkerson, BEd, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor/EMDR therapist

Commercial Drive, Vancouver , British Columbia V5L 3X9 | 778 323-9667

Having a marital crisis? Having trust issues? Have you experienced a betrayal or an affair? Contemplating a separation? Fighting, arguing, just not on the same page about money, work, kids, home, or family. Find yourself distancing from your partner? Starting up a new relationship or contemplating marriage? Not getting the love you want? Whatever your relationship issues I can help. I specialize in couples therapy and I can help you understand the negative loop you may find yourself in. I will give you tools for better, clearer communication, tools to rebuild trust, friendship, intimacy and strengthen your relationship bond and help you move forward in whatever manner works best for you.

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC
Couples Counsellor

Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

1940 Lonsdale Avenue, Suit 210, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K2 | 604.219.2690

EFFECTIVE COUPLE AND MARRIAGE COUNSELLING I specialize in helping couples resolve those painful relationship struggles that no matter how hard you try, leave you feeling desperate and alone. In a safe and compassionate environment, you will discover new communication patterns that calm fears and strengthen warm connection. Research shows that 86% of couples completing the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approach - my approach - report experiencing greater happiness in their relationship that lasts. BOOK A FREE 15 MINUTE VIDEO OR PHONE CONSULTATION at francesbrowncounselling/janeapp.com or call 604.219.2690

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.
Couples Counsellor

Patrick Myers, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist 1850

1061 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4 | 604-468-7300

Having difficulties communicating? Fighting too much? Not talking any more? Have you lost that loving feeling? Trying to get past an affair? Love is not always enough - there are relationship skills that every successful couple incorporates. Let me teach you some new skills and help you put the passion back into your relationship. I have been trained by the Gottman Institute which has been researching successful relationships for more than 30 years. Don't wait, call me now at 604-468-7300, and start loving again.

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.

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Couples Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | 604-807-3900

The research around attachment tells us that having a sense of closeness with others is essential to our well-being. When partners feel a lack of connection, it can touch on past wounds that may even exacerbate the present difficulties. All couples go through challenging times, and it is important that both individuals remain allies, even through trouble. Skilled couples counselling can support this, and help the relationship become stronger than ever before. I draw from a number of approaches when working with couples, especially Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and communication approaches such as Non Violent Communication.

Lynne Jones, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Lynne Jones, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#205, 2902 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2J8 | 604-375-2446

I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the Gottman Method and Family Systems. Typically I meet with the couple together for the first session to get an understanding of the presenting problem from both perspectives. From there I meet with each person individually to take a brief relationship and family history and to form a relationship of trust and safety with each partner. The goal is to identify the negative cycle of communication between partners, identify underlying feelings and fears that drive this cycle and finally to create a more secure bond between the couple. I am very experienced with working with couples where one or both partners have experienced trauma

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Couples Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

#2 - 42 West 13th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1V6 | 604 720 7093

I help couples who are struggling with communication issues or who would like to gain a better understanding of each other. It is not uncommon to find your self stuck in a negative communication pattern which is leaving both parties frustrated and confused about how to make a constructive shift. Counselling can be helpful because it can help dislodge this logjam as well as teaching the couple new communication techniques that will enable the two to communicate without blame and judgment. Please feel free to contact me for a free 20 minute consultation.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#501 - 1587 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1T5 | 604.603.8941

Relationships can become tense, defensive, and hostile. Sometimes, ruptures in trust occur that leave us questioning "should I still be with you?" When our relationships feel insecure, we react often through becoming critical/nagging, or shutting down and checking out. I practice a form of evidence-based couples therapy called Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). Through EFT, we identify the negative cycle that has come to define your relationship, and work to repair this ruptured attachment bond, helping partners feel safer and freer around one another. This leads to improved intimacy, better communication, and a stronger emotional connection.

Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT, RP
Couples Counsellor

Kathleen Sutcliffe, BA, MDiv, RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

Bayview and Bloomington, Aurora, Ontario L4G 0L5 | 416-817-1852

In times of conflict we feel attacked and unsafe. We are flooded with emotions and act out of a sense of being overwhelmed: "Attack," "Run!" "Comply!" and "Hide!" are some of the ways we respond to conflict. In counselling, couples learn to see themselves as separate from each other and therefore less threatened. Once the emotional storm is diffused, couples can learn specific skills and perspectives that heal the relationship. But we do not seek simply to return to the status quo. Couples can then learn to hear, value and enjoy each other. Life with your partner can be fun and every day a day of discovering the pleasure of the person you are with.

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Tamara Knott, BA, BComm, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

200-1892 W. Broadway Ave, Vancouver, Kitsilano, British Columbia V6J 1Y9 | (778)888-3418

Couples counselling offers a safe environment in order to begin the process of making decisions for the future of your relationship. Many people often find it easier to say the things that they need to in front of a counsellor. Sometimes it is impossible to step back from the problems in the relationship with a view of moving forward when you are embroiled in turmoil. Having an objective helper in the room can allow each party to release themselves for healing and growth. Whether you have a specific problem or are just feeling disconnected, counselling can help.

Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC
Couples Counselor

Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Given the stresses of modern life, especially since the arrival of COVID-19, it is no surprise that most romantic relationships will get strained at some time. Couple’s under chronic stress often begin to produce self-defeating, maladaptive patterns that are reinforced the more they practice them. As a therapist, I attempt to set relationships back on track by interrupting maladaptive patterns of interaction. This often involves reorienting the way individuals' think and feel and by helping them to examine how they interpret or respond to situations. This is done with the aim of improving intimacy by getting problems solved and needs met.

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C
Couples Counsellor

Alexia Brown, M.Ed, R.C.C

Registered Clinical Counsellor

West 16th Ave and MacDonald, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4M1 | 604-9169606

My role as a couple's therapist to create a safe haven, a calm bay, for you to make the repairs as needed, for you to re-embark on your journey together, stronger, more connected and back on the same team. The storminess of relationships is as natural as waves in the ocean, our ability to stay connect during the swells and crashing waves is what makes or breaks a marriage, not the wave itself. Our work together focuses on identifying our patterns and our partners patterns as we run for cover in the tumult of the wave. We then work on understanding, supporting and staying reconnected.

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Jennifer Scott, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

206/217 - 1118 Homer St., Vancouver (Yaletown), British Columbia V6B 6L5 | 604-763-5340

Most couples get stuck at some point in their relationship. Intimacy is challenging for most us! I have a 2 pronged approach: I teach communication and conflict resolution skills as well as going deeper to discover the driving forces which lead to conflict. Conflict, once resolved, can lead to greater intimacy. The struggles you are facing now are the key to future deeper happiness and fulfillment and an opportunity for growth. I work with all types of couples.

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Couples Counsellor

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Suite 205-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver , British Columbia V6K 2G8 | 778-996-6985

I welcome the opportunity to work with couples, whether married or not, LGBTQ, coupling or uncoupling. My goal is for partners to become more curious about themselves and about each other. We explore how unfinished business in one's family of origin and past trauma can affect emotional initmacy between partners. We will address ways of lessening emotional reactivity in order to work on relationship issues in a calm and respectful way.


You Have Found The Best Couples Counsellors in Vancouver, BC. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists for couples in Vancouver 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 Vancouver and renew your relationship.

Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 114.97 square kilometers.  The population of Vancouver is 631,486 people with 283,916 households . The population ranking for Vancouver is #8 nationally and #1 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 5492.60 people per sq km. Vancouver therapists serve postal code: V5Y.