Marriage/couples Therapy

Relationship issues between loved ones typically create more stress and unhappiness than any other source of stress. Such can lead to physical illness, mental health instability, substance abuse, gambling, and anger outbursts.

By getting to the root of the relationship issues the couple is able to move into a healthier, more stable, and more loving way of being together. This increases relationship and family happiness levels and reduces the burden on children. Such improvements also often result in better employment satisfaction, improved sleep, improved physical health, and longevity.

For more information click on this link: Marriage and Family Therapy

Program name (alternate):  Clinical Counsellor

Address / Contact Info

Shore Counselling Services A trademark of Shore Wellness Services
353 Seventh St. Nanaimo, BCV9R 1E3
Contact name: Ian Gartshore
The office is located in the rear of a private residence located immediately adjacent to the Pacific Gardens Cohousing complex.

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 754-0698

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Weekdays with some evening hours available.

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Childcare notes:
There is no childcare; children under 2 may accompany their parents into the sessions.

Service Details

Regional Centres ServedDuncan, Gabriola, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Parksville
Cost structureprivate pay
Referral protocolself
Age ranges servedyouth 13-19, adult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 23 Mar 2018.