About Martin

Relationship, Couples, and Family Counsellor

I am a registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC#1992) based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, who specializes in relationship issues that include couples, families, and single individuals who may have had unsuccessful experiences in the past or are wanting to be involved in a long term committed relationship for the first time.

Becoming a Counsellor

Over 20 years ago I went through a painful divorce. At that time I enrolled in a course called “Rebuilding” by Dr. Bruce Fisher. This was the catalyst for significant growth and sparked my interest in Psychology. As a result I was trained and became a facilitator for this course. At the time I was a journeyman carpenter but knew that this was born out of necessity and not my true calling.

As a result I went back to university and completed my Masters in Psychology and then on to a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. The leaning  and passion for my work continues to grow.

I have facilitated groups for divorced and separated people in Australia and Canada. Currently I am providing services to greater Vancouver, North & West Vancouver and as far as Squamish/ Whistler. As well as my private practice and am a member of a group a therapists that include Dr. Dan Stone Ph.D. and four other professionals with various specialties. This group supplies counselling services to corporate companies and their employees (EAP) and well as to a private population. Collectively there are few issues that can not be addressed should they be outside my areas of expertise.