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

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


Derek Martin, PhD
Couples Counsellor

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2J9 | 250-882-0322

Our relationships are often the main reason many of us come to counselling. It is not that we couldn't use individual work to heal from our own past traumas and emotional difficulties. Our culture teaches us to stuff our emotions, and we all carry some degree of emotional baggage. But our relationships are dear to us. Even so, they can also hurt us. They don't always bring out our best. Unresolved baggage from the past often leads to difficulties in the present. And unfortunately relationship problems are also isolating, and communication is often the first casualty. Counselling is a place to start to get communication flowing again, and a safe zone to begin to rebuild trust.

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Teri Varcoe, MSW, RSW

Counsellor & Registered Social Worker

Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3V5 | 250-686-3473

Healthy relationships have many components: mutual respect, trust, intimacy, reciprocity, warmth, and compassion. Couples counselling is an opportunity to communicate openly with one another in a safe supportive place – a place where you can share ideas, concerns, feelings, and develop solutions and how you’ll achieve together what will enrich and improve your relationship. Change is possible! Many couples neglect to stop to ‘take stock’ of how the relationship is going and whether it is meeting one another’s needs. What’s working? What are the challenges and concerns? What would it look like if ‘things were better’? It is normal to get into a ‘rut’, experience conflict and resentment. Lives are busy and complicated and it’s not uncommon to take our...(view profile to read more)

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT
Couples Counsellor

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 4R7 | 250-888-0979

Relationships are often difficult, especially when you are not communicating well with your partner. Couples counselling can help break those negative, stuck patterns that don't work. Learn how to recognize and identify those things that are relationship damaging, and how to quickly repair the relationship from these damages. Discover how to create new relationship patterns, communicate more effectively, develop ways of interacting that help build and strengthen your relationship and connection with your partner. Imagine being able to focus on solutions and work together with your partner in efforts to improve your relationship.

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

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-412-5921

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.

Mark Watts,  RTC, CH
Couples Counsellor

Mark Watts, RTC, CH

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist

228-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-415-2646

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.

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Laurie Moniz, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselling

Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road, Victoria , British Columbia V8Z 3E9 | (250) 881 1806

Being in a relationship can at times be both difficult or joyous. The benefits of couples counselling with Laurie include learning to enhance your relationship, increase intimacy, rebuilt trust, and increase your personal happiness, develop coping strategies for parenting. Laurie will help you to develop skills surrounding more effective ways of negotiating your needs as individuals and as a couple. When couples feel they are able to rely on count on their partner there is increased harmony and contentment in the relationship.

Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Couples Counsellor

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1L6 | 250-686-9601

Couples counselling (gay, straight, male or femaie) addresses problems arising from adult sexual or intimate relationships. The couple may or may not be in a marriage relationship. Even conflicts between best friends can respond to couples counselling. Have you come to counselling to stay together or to break up? We first meet to answer this question. It' not about who is right or wrong. There are three clients in the session: each of the individuals AND the relationship. We work together to restore trust and communication when the strain of work, family, money and health takes its toll.

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC
Couples Counsellor

Dorion Dellabough, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

4350 Woodcrest Place, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 2C2 | 250-857-8217

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.

Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

201-1600 Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2B6 | 250-508-5845

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.

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Alan Caplan, MA, RCC

RCC

2187 Oak Bay Ave, Suite 214, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G9 | 250-753-3706

i have over 30 years dealing with couples issues and have facilitated many healing relationships. The focus of this work is on recognizing some of the communications that create distance and resentments because members of a couple resort to protecting themselves from fear or pain rather than opening to the truth of what they are experiencing. Once a couple recognizes the value of sharing what is really going on and exploring their differences the intimacy and love returns. I also facilitate an active listening process where each person really listens to the other person without interupting or contradicting. After a bit of practise many couples report that this promotes postive changes.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Couples Counsellor

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist and Life Coach

James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1P7 | (250) 870-2732

In November 2014 Kathryn recently completed Level One and Level Two Clinical Training of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. This world renowned research based therapy was developed over 30 years with the participation of 3500 couples by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman. These powerful techniques have saved thousands of relationships and will surely benefit your relationship.

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C
Couples Counsellor

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

101-4475 Viewmont Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5K8 | 250-818-9951

I work closley with couples dealing with a wide variety of issues. Regardless of the difficulties at hand, communication seems to always be a driving force in negative interactions within relationshps. It is imperative to me that each client feels respected, validated and safe while in couples therapy with me. I provide a non-judgemental plateform where I assist in developing a goal focused action plan for a healthy sustainable relationship.

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

208-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G3 | 250-812-5634

My sensitive and compassionate presence allows couples to explore relationship patterns that cause tension and conflict. Drawing from the work of Gottman (The Marriage Clinic) and Dr. Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focussed Therapy), I help couples develop skills and strategies for repairing and strengthening their relationship and enabling them to feel more fulfilled.

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Couples Counsellor

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

#7 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria , British Columbia V8T 2Y6 | 888-316-0819

My approach to working with couples is largely attachment based. This means that I work with couples not only on the level of what is being said or not said, but also on the level of the types of attachment (and associated patterns) that couples have with each other and had with members of their family of origin, particularly the opposite gendered parent. In couples work it is very important for both members of the couple to feel that they are being heard and understood. Often this means slowing down the flow of the conversation very deliberately. I strive to help each member of the couple feel safe and understood enough to become increasingly vulnerable and intimate with their partner.

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT200
Couples Counsellor

Michael Simard, RTC, SEP, RYT200

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

3025 Shakespeare Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2C1 | 250-886-3992

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.

Kelly Ainslie, MC, BSW, RSW, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Kelly Ainslie, MC, BSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Social Worker, Clinical Counsellor

#306, 582 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 2W7 | (250) 880-4673

Although couples counselling is often believed to be solely for resolving conflicts between a couple, it can also be a healthy choice for couples who want to reduce the likelihood that problems may arise in the future, or for those who are thinking about getting married and want to start this new phase of their life with a solid foundation. Regardless of your reasons for entering couples counselling, we will work together to create a treatment plan that is specific to yourself, your partner, and your relationship. In couples therapy, you will learn about your communication styles, emotional language with each other, and how you can work together to build or repair your relationship.

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

Paula Murphy, M.A. (Hons.), R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G3 | 250-813-3256

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.

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4A1 | 250-588-9500

Couples come to therapy for a variety of reasons. The goal with couples therapy is to strengthen the friendship between the couple, improve communication particularly on ongoing conflictual issues and to create shared meaning and future plans together. My style is based on the Gottman couple therapy. The benefit of couples therapy is a stronger relationship based on trust and intimacy.

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC
Couples Counselor

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Achieve clear and effective communications, learn to speak about expectations and disappointments, set boundaries and mutual goals, ease tension and conflicts, discuss and process past hurts, learn the freedom in taking responsibility or owning our actions, patterns, and projections. These are some of the benefits of couples counseling. Where appropriate, we incorporate Art therapy or creative activities that can be completed both separately and together to assist in your particular the healing journey.

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

1533 Arrow Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1C3 | 2505081394

As a couples counsellor, I draw from both my personal and professional experience to offer you and your partner skills, knowledge, and a warm and friendly LGBTQ environment. I firmly believe that there is no "right" and no "wrong" in any conflict. There is only your truth and my truth. The task is to learn both empathy and self-compassion, in order to move past the identified problem and towards a rediscovery of each other. I've been there, working like crazy to get over a crisis in my own relationship. As a mom of a non-binary transfeminine young adult, I am a voice for disenfranchised and stigmatized couples. Are the two of you ready to work? Get in touch today!

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Couples Counsellor

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

612 David Street ( in The Round Room), Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2E1 | 1-289-685-4420

Relationships teach us so much about ourselves and our Egos. The term "couple" for this purpose is defined as "two people" who seek assistance. Perhaps you are Friends, Family-members, Parent and Teen, Life-partners, Work-colleagues or Neighbors. Laura can assist with any relationship dynamics through the use of mediation, counselling or guidance.

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Misha Gitberg, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

2571-B Penrhyn st, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1G2 | 778-678-0137

I very much enjoy working with couples as the benefits of this work are very rewarding. As a couple therapist my main task is to help couples understand the negative cycle that is formed in their relationship; help them see how they each contribute to it and how to develop new constructive patterns of communication: open, honest, compassionate, respectful, loving. Once we realize that our partner is trying their best to protect themselves from emotional pain (rather then have their mind set on hurting us), we have a better chance at feeling true and deep compassion for them, disarming ourselves and learning to find a way to contact them in love.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Couples Counsellor

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1E2 | 250-588-4534

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.

Cally Farr, MA, RCC
Couples Counsellor

Cally Farr, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

7 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K8 | 250-388-6684

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.

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW
Couples Counsellor

Maryse Neilson, MSW, RSW

Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

Cedar Hill/Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3W8 | 250-532-1655

Intimate relationships are the backdrop for intense personal learning and development! To have a better relationship with other, we often need to have a better relationship with self. I will help you and your partner be in relationship more authentically, with a stronger sense of self and differentiation that will ironically help you choose more closeness and intimacy. The relationship you desire is within reach.



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

Victoria is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 19.47 square kilometers.  The population of Victoria is 85,792 people with 45,762 households . The population ranking for Victoria is #66 nationally and #14 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 4405.80 people per sq km. Victoria therapists serve postal code: V8W.