Couples therapists in Nanaimo, British Columbia.


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Couples Counselor

Janine Ray, MA, BA, ATR-BC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Online Therapist / Coach

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, Janine incorporates Art therapy or creative activities that can be completed both separately and together to assist in your particular the healing journey.

Couples Counselor

Tricia Toth, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

Professional Masters Level Registed Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

Relationship are complicated and can be difficult. Each partner has had an upbringing, and life experiences that have shaped their values and outlook on life. These may differ from the outlook and values of their partner. Each partner also has their own methods of coping: direct, avoiding, exploding, running, and retreating. As your counsellor, I will help you both explore how your similarities help and hinder your relationship. You will gain a better understanding of why you and your partner 'do what you do'. You will learn effective ways of communicating, problem solving, managing emotions and conflict; in an effort for you both to achieve respect and love.

Couples Counselor

Mila Skeeles, MACP, CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

#202, 503 Comox Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3J2

Relationships can be complicated because each individual brings to it their own set of expectations, needs, hopes, and communication styles, based on past experiences. As a result, all relationships experience conflict or disagreement to some extent. If this conflict is not resolved it may seem as if there is no hope for the relationship. Through counselling you will gain insight about your partner, clarify your relationship vision, and learn healthier ways of communicating and supporting each other.

Couples Counselor

Marie-Jose Dhaese, PhD, RCC, ATR, RPT-S, CPT-S

Registered Clinical Counselor, Child Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

At The Centre For Expressive Therapy, the first step is to help you feel comfortable before beginning to talk about what is foremost on your mind. At your pace and in your own unique way, you are encouraged to share whatever may have brought you to counselling and thus begin to explore your thoughts and feelings. Gradually we can then shed new light on the obstacles you have come across, as we engage in a conversation that encourages self reflection leading to a perspective that opens new possibilities. Using Expressive Therapy, we reflect to find practical solutions to underlying issues we have uncovered. Then you can integrate these discoveries into your life and resolve your issues.

Couples Counselor

Paola Lake, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Nanaimo, BC

Couples counselling provides an opportunity to shift malaptive patterns of interacting, improve communication, and develop tools for managing conflict and resolving emotional wounds in the relationship. Many couples adopt approaches to resolving conflict that are ineffective in bringing a sense of closeness and connection. In spite of good intentions, efforts to repair the interpersonal challenges encountered by a couple may prove to be ineffective. Therapy provides an opportunity to help a couple discover more effective ways to meet each others needs and create a more harmonious style of interacting.

Couples Counselor

Lurline Raposo, MA, RCC, RPT

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Play Therapist, Child Psychotherapist

305, 477 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7

Couples and families have many different configurations today and the methods I use foster connections between two people. The brains of human beings are naturally wired for relationship with others so when distance occurs between people, unhappiness and loneliness develops. I offer a safe and controlled space for couples to explore these feelings, learn about the deeper parts of each other and repair the distance between them by using the right combination of compassion and directness. The techniques and tools I use are grounded in relationship research and I have the advanced training and experience to help.

Couples Counselor

John Taylor, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist

335 Wesley Street #203, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5

I help couples move beyond conflict and distance by focusing on what lies beneath--the patterns and emotions creating problems. I do this in a gentle, non-judgemental way that allows couples to gain control of their interactions, finding a deeper sense of connection, intimacy, and understanding. By connecting emotionally you can avoid the negative interactions which are often rooted in couples not feeling their partner truly hears them. Couples therapy is an active process of helping you find effective, long-term solutions to gridlock, trust, emotional distance, sexual issues, and more. When your relationship works, everything else in life just works that much better.

Couples Counselor

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5

When choosing a long-term relationsip, you are inevitably choosing a particular set of unsolvable problems that you'll be grappling with for the next ten, twenty or fifty years. Couples are repeatedly in the position of having to choose between expressing their feelings and causing a disagreeable interaction or withholding them & increasing their isolation. Anger is just a sentence away, but so is Intimacy. I approach couples therapy with the belief that learning how to truely hear what our partners are saying & feeling can enable a relationship to move forward despite the problems encountered. Learning these skills help; communication, boundaries, emotional regulation & sexual intimacy.

Couples Counselor

Virginia Reimer, MA RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

3095 Meadow Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9R 7C6

Couples get caught in a cycle of trying to get the other to meet their unfulfilled needs. Early in a relationship this cycle usually works well, but eventually all couples find this early stage ends. Many couples need help to discover how to relate differently, once the honeymoon period ends. I work with couples to strengthen their ability work through difference in a manner that allows each partner to fill valued and respected. See my website for more detailed information.

Couples Counselor

Maureen Adkin, CCC BA. M.Ed

Certified Clinical Counselor

3595 Bonnie Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3H7

One of the beneficial aspects of the Gottman method, which I practice, are the practical Tools I give my clients to work with to help them solve any issues they could be dealing with. At the beginning of each session, I introduce them to the tool for the particular issue and then I coach them while they practice using it during their session. When they are done practicing and their session is over I give them a copy of the tool to take home to use if the issue comes up again. An example of one of those tools is Aftermath of a Fight or Regrettable Incident, which gives them the necessary “5 steps to reclaiming good will with your partner.”

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