Dr. Marianne Gareau

Relationship Counselling Services

Registered Psychologist

Vancouver, British Columbia

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I offer
  • Consulting, coaching, counselling and psychotherapy
  • A variety of approaches based on the needs of the client(s)
  • Fully confidential services
  • Counselling in both English and French
Specialized trainings include:
  • Certification in Imago Relationship Therapy
  • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy
  • EMDR and Hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
My professional affiliations include:
  • College of Psychologists of BC
  • BC Psychologists Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association

*Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) - Helping couples find intimacy, passion and safety in their relationship

Imago Therapy, based on the work of Dr. Harville Hendrix, is a highly effective approach to couples counselling. The underlying premise of IRT is that just as we are wounded in relationship, we can also be healed through relationship. Imago Theory maintains that through our early childhood experiences, we develop an unconscious 'imago' (image) that plays a powerful role in the partner selection process, as well as in how we later perceive our partner as the relationship develops over time. The Imago therapist helps clients become more conscious of their patterns of behavior, how they developed over time, and how they can begin to change these patterns. Clients also learn to use a very powerful and effective communication tool called the 'dialogue process,' which makes it possible to understand each other without feeling threatened or attacked.

Mature, Experienced, Compassionate

Providing effective counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.


"You can't prevent birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." (Chinese Proverb)