Dr. Marianne Gareau

Relationship Counselling Services

Registered Psychologist

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Why and when should you seek counselling?

Challenging life circumstances and difficult times are normal. All of us, at some time in our lives, experience problems, or decide that we want to change or enrich our lives in some way.

We all have resources within us, and in our families and friends, but sometimes these are not quite enough to help us deal with life's challenges, or to achieve the changes we desire.

Consulting with a professional can assist us in clarifying issues and developing a plan for change. Coming for counselling is often the first step towards positive change and healing.

Reasons that people come to me for counselling

  • Personal problems including anxiety, depression, and stress.
  • Problems in relationships, or feeling alone and isolated.
  • Facing painful life transitions such as separation, death of a loved one, or illness.
  • Issues related to infertility
  • Infidelity, affairs
  • Wanting to experience more joy in life, or to live more intensely.
  • Confusion with sexuality and/or gender issues.
  • Seeking personal and spiritual growth.
  • Facing a major or difficult life decision
  • Wanting to deal more productively with normal life stages such as adolescence, marriage, parenthood, midlife, menopause, and aging.
  • Wanting to resolve family-of-origin issues, trauma, sexual or physical abuse.
  • Parenting and parent-child issues at all stages of life.
Counselling Can Help You!

The following are some of the benefits that my clients have reported after coming for counselling:

  • Improved ability to cope with life's stressors
  • Greater confidence and satisfaction with their lives
  • Stronger and more fulfilling relationships and friendships
  • Increased self-understanding
  • Improved communication skills
  • Better self-care strategies
Referral and payment

Both professional and self-referrals are welcome.

Although BC Medical Services Plan does not cover the services of psychologists, many private and third-party insurances cover all or part of the fees.

My regular fee is $200.00 per hour, and I accept cash or cheque payments.

Mature, Experienced, Compassionate

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

"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness." (His Holiness the Dalai Lama)