Our couples counselling services are custom-tailored for each individual relationship. As a relationship evolves over time, each partner’s needs and desires will also evolve. We can work with you as a couple, or as individuals, to help you foster healthy communication, express your feelings in a positive way, or overcome relationship anxieties. Our goal is to support in developing a shared vision, and guide you to embrace your future as a team.

Couples Counselling Can Help With

Counselling is great for couples who want to:

  • Rebuild trust in a relationship
  • Express feelings in a non-threatening way
  • Reduce relationship anxiety
  • Increase emotional intimacy
  • Improve relationship communication
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What is Couples Counselling and How Does it Work?

Do we need to meet with the counsellor in-person?

No. Some people prefer to meet in-person and for those individuals we have a comfortable office in North Vancouver where you can meet with your counsellor or coach. Alternatively, counselling and coaching can be done over the telephone or through secure online video calls. Learn what to expect during a couples therapy session.

We first came to see Nicklas for business consulting. We are partners in business and in life, and we wanted to work more effectively together. We are now more effective in communicating, listening, and negotiating our lives so that both of us enjoy being with each other. We no longer experience a tug of war, it is easier to get our needs met and we both feel happier. Our relationship is no longer focused on the day to day power struggles, and we are now free to focus on building a healthier future together.

The most important area of concern for us was dealing with family trauma around our daughter, and the help we received to live through it. Had we not had the benefit of her expertise and support we believe we wouldn’t have recovered as quickly, if at all, and may have been stuck longer, if not forever. Because of her help, we were able to move forward with our life.

Linda and James Precious, Business Owners

Do both partners need to be involved in the counselling sessions?

I can work with you individually or as a couple, depending on what suits your relationship best. At the end of the day, it is challenging to guide you towards a shared vision if only one partner is involved in those discussions, so both should be involved in the process. However, some couples prefer to have some sessions together, and some individually, which can absolutely be accommodated. If you are unsure what the best path forward is, please book an initial consultation session either as an individual, or as a couple, and we can develop a plan that suits your unique relationship needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can counselling help rebuild trust in my relationship?

Yes, in counselling we can clarify what each person needs to build and maintain trust in the relationship and create a map of how to achieve trust for each partner.

Can counselling help us set boundaries as a couple?

Yes, in counselling the couple can learn the steps to create and maintain health boundaries that teach and actually help build trust, respect, and a closer more intimate relationship.

Can counselling help us avoid or get out of a power struggle?

Yes, counselling can help a couple avoid and if stuck in a power struggle in their relationship, get out of this and learn to move to the “Co-Creative” and “Equal Partner” stage of the relationship.

Are appointments in-person, virtual, or over the telephone?

We offer appointments in-person in our office in North Vancouver, telephone appointments, as well as appointments via a secure online video platform. Your initial 30-min free consultation will be a telephone or online video appointment, you can select whichever you prefer when you book, but appointments after that can be in-person if you would prefer that.

Will insurance cover my appointment?

If you have an extended health insurance plan you may be able to use your benefits to cover part or all of your appointment cost. Plans can vary, so please check if your policy provides coverage for counselling services provided by either a Registered Clinical Counsellor or a Certified Canadian Counsellor. If you do, you can be reimbursed for your appointment cost through your insurance company at the rate that is detailed in your plan.

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What theraputic techniques are used?

Depending on the concerns presented, a variety of theraputic methods may be employed. Our counsellor, Nicklas Ehrlich, is trained in the following techniques:

General Techniques

  • Body Centred Psychotherapy
  • Brief Therapy
  • Coaching (Business, Life, Career, Health & Wellness)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym Exercises)
  • EFT
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Energy Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Art Therapies
  • Focusing Techniques
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Goal Attainment & Mission / Vision Statement Training
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy & Teaching Self-Hypnosis Techniques
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Life Transitions Counselling
  • Meditation (individuals, couples, families, and business parters)
  • Mindfulness Approaches
  • NLP
  • Pain Management
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Process Work
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Counselling
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction
  • Visualization Techniques

Family Oriented Techniques

  • Child/Adolescent Centred Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Family Therapy
  • Separation and/or Divorce Counselling

Business Coaching Oriented Techniques

  • Business Partnership Coaching
  • Communication Skills Training & Seminars
  • Emotional Intelligence Skills Training & Seminars
  • Leadership Skills Training & Seminars
  • Motivating and Energizing Techniques Training & Seminars
  • Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques & Seminars