Couples, Marriage & Relationship Counselling in Nanaimo
These are some of the complaints we hear from couples: “We’re not communicating.” “We’re fighting more often.” “We’re not as close as we used to be.” Other issues experienced by couples may include the following:
• Marriage and family issues
• Parenting issues
• Sexual issues
• Cross-cultural (including value differences, race, sexual/gender identity)
• Destructive habits
• Repetitive fighting, arguments
• Negative communication patterns
• Mid-life crisis
• Extended family/in-law issues
• Grief & loss, separation, divorce, closure
We support couples who want to get their relationship back on track, who desire to create new vitality in their lives together, or who are simply questioning if they are suited for each other. In addition, we can also help to facilitate healing and closure of relationships, or to navigate separation/divorce and co-parenting objectives, should this be your need.
Sessions are generally pro-active, incorporating exploration of each individual’s perspectives and needs, as well as facilitation of psycho-education, communication skills, conflict management tools, and homework.
We regularly present couples/relationship group workshops (see “Presentations & Workshops” page), and we can also provide customized workshops designed for a specific couple.
Family Counselling in Nanaimo
Family relationships are an important factor in psychological health. Families are thought of as “systems” – of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from the system.
We support families to nurture change, to cultivate cooperation and cohesion, to express and work through their grievances, to manage anger and conflict, and to improve communication and deepen in relationship.
As a husband-and-wife team, Kevin Parker and Pauline Goh can work together with you to facilitate concurrent individual, couples, and family counselling, if required.
Fee: $130 including GST for one counsellor in session; $200 including GST for two counsellors in session. Each couples private session is 60 minutes long. For clients who prefer longer sessions, fees are pro-rated for each additional 15 minutes.