The staff of offers such assurance. While each of their marriage therapists holds the highest level of certification, they also have another tool in their counseling arsenal: Experience. They all use the Gottman Method they teach in fostering the success of their own family lives. Created by expert John Gottman who holds over 40 years of research and experience, this highly acclaimed method has proven effective in promoting healthy marriages and parenting techniques. Darren Wilk and Lawrence Stoyanowski are two of a handful of counselors in the world personally trained by John and Julie Gottman and certified to teach the Gottman Couples therapy in Level 1, 2 and 3. They also are the only Canadian Consultants in the organization, and have taught over 40 couples retreats. They come highly endorsed and trusted by the Gottman relationship Institute to represent them in Canada. Gottman CEO endorsement

Darren Wilk - M.A., R.C.C. C.G.T

** LANGLEY LOCATION – TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY **   Darren Wilk, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Co-founder of, has been working with marriages and families since 1988.   This includes being a foster parent, providing care as a professional parent loving and inspiring children with various challenges. He is also a Senior Consultant for the Gottman Organization in Canada, and Master Trainer, regularly presenting Gottman Couples Workshops.  Darren...

Lawrence Stoyanowski - M.Sc., MFT, R.C.C, C.G.T.

** LANGLEY LOCATION – TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY **   I have been practicing marriage and family therapy since 1991, after receiving my degree from one of the top 5 Marriage and Family Therapy Programs in the world, Loma Linda University. I have been a Certified Gottman Therapist since 2006 and have practiced the Gottman Method since 2004. I am co-owner of and Affinity Counselling Services and co-founder of...

LaVerna Wilk - M.C., R.C.C., C.G.T.

** LANGLEY LOCATION – TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY **   I love to build champions and help people experience freedom in their lives every chance I get.  I have worked with families, couples and individuals since 1988.  As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, I have worked very closely with families to maximize relationship and minimize loss.  As a therapist with individuals, I help people step out of their rut and move...

Duncan O’Mahony - M.A., M.P.C., C.C.C.

** LANGLEY LOCATION – FRIDAY & SATURDAY **   Duncan is an Irish born Canadian citizen. He grew up on three continents as his family moved in search of a better life and opportunities. As a senior in high school he had his first encounter with kicking a football, this combined with a special coach who helped accommodate his schedule opened the door to play collegiate soccer and university...

Beverley Wilson - R.C.C., O.T.

** NEW VICTORIA LOCATION ** Suite D8, 550-2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4N4 After experiencing trauma in any form, our bodies and minds can unravel. I am passionate about the holistic view of rehabilitation, healing one’s self, both inside and out. Through the use of various modalities, I assist my clients to gain a healthy perspective of themselves, so that they can strengthen their bonds with others, while...

Anne Thompson - Office Administrator

Meet Anne…the newest addition to our team! Anne brings many years of administrative experience and is a helpful and calming addition to our team. Whatever your circumstance is, she will do her best to make you feel comfortable and confident as you move forward in the counselling process. Anne was raised in Ottawa and enjoys interior design, water-sports, and playing fetch with her hyperactive cat.

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