Areas of practice
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- Pre-Marital Counselling
- Stress Management
- Professional Burnout
- Career Issues
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Family Issues
- Workplace Issues
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Family Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.relationshipenterprise.com
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, a Registered Social Worker, and a certified Family Enterprise Advisor.
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 and co-founder of Relationship Enterprise (previously West Vancouver Therapy). He is a co-founder of TGIM Group Inc., Your Family Enterprise Advisors Inc., and previous Executive Director of Burnaby Counselling Group. Peter has provided over 35,000 hours of therapy to individuals, couples, and families since 1985; 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. 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. Along with his spouse, Dr. Bonnie Gibbon, Peter developed a specialized service to family businesses known as Family Enterprise Therapy.