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Certified Gottman Method Therapist, Peter frequently addresses couples communication during conflict, restoring fidelity and commitment, or building intimacy and sexuality. Other common issues: ongoing incompatibilities, emotional estrangement, or issues related to marital separation. Relationship complications that arise from stressful lifestyle, childhood traumas, chemical dependencies, depression or other individual issues are also addressed.
Peter’s style is direct, reality-focused, and comprehensive in addressing the personal and interpersonal facets of your life which help or hinder your success in relationships and living. The therapy that he practices is grounded in sound theory and research about individuals, couples, and families. Peter works to make his input stimulating and definitely not “cookie cutter” advice; it is tailor-made to fit your world, with immediate application and value. Peter obtained certification in Gottman Method Therapy because it delivers tested and sustainable benefits to couples. He has also practiced Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy for over two decades. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker.
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Other Information: Peter was pleased to be the first person outside of the USA to be certified by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. He is also a Certified Gottman Couples Workshop Leader and an Approved Presenter of the two day professional workshop, “Marital Therapy: A Research Based Approach”. Peter is the principal of West Vancouver Therapy, a listing service of therapy and consulting specialists. He is a co-founder of TGIM Group Inc., and previous Executive Director of Burnaby Counselling Group. Peter has provided over 29,000 hours of therapy to individuals, couples, and families since 1982; and consultation and training to groups and organizations since 1990. His Masters level training in counselling psychology focused on systemic theory and practice. Peter is also passionate about maximizing organizational effectiveness during leadership and team transitions, and during other frequently missed opportunities for productive conflict. He provides executive coaching to leaders in both the corporate & non-profit sectors and to professionals. Peter believes that the Gottman Institute’s research into relationships is highly relevant to corporate and organizational health. With a special interest in assisting family businesses, he is a past member of the Professional Advisory Committee of UBC’s Business Families Centre. Peter and his wife Drusilla have been vigorously married for 31 years, and have three adult children (28,26 & 22)