North Vancouver Counseling Services, Couples Counseling and Marriage Counseling

15 mins - Free Consultation
Online Counseling Available
Available by Appointment

(604) 219-2690

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Welcome to Frances Brown Counselling!

Couples and Marriage Counselling WHEN LOVE HURTS AND EMOTIONAL CONNECTION IS FRAYED, YOU KNOW HOW DESPERATE IT FEELS! Every day I help couples in distress discover how to move toward each other instead of unintentionally creating roadblocks to intimacy that erode trust and leave partners feeling alone and sad. Drawing on the relatively short-term, highly successful therapeutic roadmap, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, I can help you and your partner calm the repeating negative cycle - the fights you get caught in that push you apart - and discover a new language of love that strengthens you’re your connection and brings you close.

A THERAPEUTIC ROADMAP –The Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Approach In Stage 1 I help partners to slow down the painful cycle and see this dynamic, rather than each other, as the problem. As you begin to recognize and understand emotional triggers that set the pattern in motion, you will learn how to calm the negative dance and begin to perceive a deeper, more reassuring reality. In Stage 2 Partners discover new ways to communicate. You become more attuned to each other’s needs and discover a new more loving way to communicate that builds safety and strengthens your attachment bond. The emotional safety and trust you create together paves the way for love and passion to rekindle and grow. In Stage 3 New gains are consolidated to last and any unfinished business can now be successfully addressed. This means that if you find yourselves caught in your old unworkable ways of communicating, you soon remember how to find your way out of the negative cycle and back to each other. Painful feelings of confusion, anxiety or fear that you could somehow lose each other begin to fade. Together you discover that your partner is not the enemy, but rather the one you can safely lean on. Your new ways of connecting both emotionally and physically return joy and happiness to your relationship!

Counselling for Individuals DO YOU FEEL CAUGHT IN ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SADNESS OR LONELINESS? To me, it is as if our inner wise self is waving a flag, calling us to attention. As young people, we often learn to cope with family dynamics by putting aside some of our authentic feelings and needs and adopting a mask of acceptability. In the process, we develop limiting self-beliefs, designed to keep us safe, that can leave us as adults, feeling stuck and confused. The behaviours we turn to, our pain-coping strategies, such as addiction, affairs, distancing, blaming, shut down, criticism of self and others can offer us temporary relief but ironically end up perpetuating self-defeating patterns. In my years of counselling experience, exploring and moving through pain rather than understandably trying to avoid it is the most successful route to creating the life of happiness and greater possibility you want. As your therapist, I will support you to take the steps needed to create lasting change. My own personal growth is an important and valued part of my life and I understand and appreciate the courage it requires to take the first step. CREATING A NON-JUDGMENTAL, CARING AND RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT DEEPLY SUPPORTS YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY FIRST CONSIDERATION. In our first appointment together we will begin to explore your issues, clarify what you are hoping for and consider a plan using therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique individual needs. I invite you to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation or an online appointment today. Call 604.219.2690 Email:

SPECIAL NOTE; Due to the current situation with COVID-19, I am conducting only secure online video or phone appointments. If you are not sure that you will feel satisfied with these platforms, you are welcome to talk to me about it and book a free consultation. Serving clients in Vancouver, the North Shore, Bowen Island, the Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Burnaby & New Westminster and beyond.

Effective Relationship Counselling for couples and individuals in North Vancouver

Every relationship, whether marriage, common law, at home or at work, has its ups and downs. When personal problems become overwhelming, Frances Brown Counselling offers caring and confidential counselling services within a safe and therapeutic environment. Providing professional guidance for couples and individuals, as an experienced, licensed therapist, I can help you to find effective and realistic solutions to resolve the issues that are negatively affecting your marriage, family and work life. Each person has particular reasons for seeking counseling. At Frances Brown Counselling, I can help you to identify and resolve the frustrating relationship issues you are currently dealing with by providing professional guidance for:

  • Successful conflict resolution
  • Effective communication for couples and individuals
  • Rekindling the romance in your marriage
  • Restoring intimacy in your relationship
  • Preventing breakup or divorce
  • Dealing with separation or divorce
  • Blended family issues
  • Resolving parent-child conflicts
  • Healing from infidelity
  • Re-building trust
  • Learning how to effectively communication with your partner and family members
  • Stress management for individuals and couples
  • Counselling for same sex couples
  • Anger management for individuals and couples
  • Dealing with grief and loss in the family
  • Addiction problems in families and marriage
  • Dealing with family members in difficulty

Find relief and solutions with effective Marriage and Individual counseling

Whatever your circumstances, there is no need to struggle on your own. Located in North Vancouver, Frances Brown Counselling, and CURRENTLY, DUE TO COVID-19, providing ONLINE COUNSELLING SERVICES USING A SECURE VIDEO PLATFORM OR TELEPHONE, Frances Brown Counselling can provide effective counselling that can change your life. CALL (604) 219-2690 for more information today or BOOK ONLINE and move toward a new beginning tomorrow! THE BENEFITS FROM COUNSELLING THERAPY CAN BE TREMENDOUS!

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