Counselling Services

Mariette is a client-centered, solution-focused therapist who has worked for close to three decades with individuals, and/or with individuals and their partners or adult families who are seeking to resolve problems and conflicts, to deal with losses, life stress and life crises. She supports, facilitates and guides her clients as they explore options during significant life transitions or major change and as they learn to cope more effectively with major illness, injury or disability, or as they seek to enhance their personal relationships or improve and practice better communications with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. 

Mariette has extensive cross-cultural expertise & sensitivity and has travelled & worked in other countries and continents including Africa, Australia, South America, Central America and Asia. She is skilled and experienced in working with couples who are in conflict, separating, divorcing or seeking to improve, reconcile and heal their relationships, and with adult individuals, couples and families who are grieving or seeking to cope with a history of loss, abuse, tragedy, or life crises, past or current. She works with heterosexual, gay/lesbian and transgender individuals and couples and with various age groups from young adults to seniors.  Mariette is a strong and talented advocate with a very broad range of skills. She will provide support for individuals and/or their families who are involved in or affected by the medical/legal process, for the victims of violence and/or major trauma, and for those who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused, or those who have been tortured in prison or elsewhere.

Mariette is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical counsellors (BCACC).  She sees clients who self-refer or are referred by previous clients; or on referral from Physicians, Naturopaths and other health professionals.  For seniors or those with mobility issues, Mariette will do home visits, and counselling is available by phone or Skype for those in outlying areas and in some instances for those who live locally in Vancouver.