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Matt Turner, RTC, SEP, PGCE
Owner & Clinic Director

Matt Turner - Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Individual & Couples Counsellor, Trauma Therapist, Online & In-Person

🔴 Please note, Matt Turner is not currently accepting new clients.


Contact us to be added to Matt's waitlist by emailing

Hello, and welcome!  I appreciate you taking time to visit my page.  


If you are reading this, then you are likely experiencing some relationship difficulties, and wish to restore the love, connection, and safety you've have been desiring.  I will facilitate and support this process, helping you create life changing experiences that will transform how your relationship feels, and providing a fulfilment and security you've been missing.

I truly understand the pain and suffering that arises when your relationship is in conflict, and as an experienced and passionate psychotherapist, I will be committed to you and your relationship when you begin working with me.  


My experiences as a teacher and high school counsellor, and now in private practice, have taught me the importance of relationships in everything we do.  Seeing people in the discomfort, pain, and suffering caused when relationships don’t function how they could, made me determined to dedicate my life to helping others lead happier, fulfilling lives.  


As Clinic Director, I passionately lead the Vida Relationships team in being the best relationship repair specialists in Vancouver.  My vision is to help Vancouver's relationships become stronger and more fulfilling, leading to happier lives for all - including yours.


I believe that we all have the capacity to function as healthy, loving human beings with respect for ourselves and the people closest to us.  Being human is hard and we all struggle to create and maintain relationships at some point in our lives.  My commitment is fully focused on helping you ease your pain, restore balance, and find new ways of connecting with yourself and the special people in your life.

I'm a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2214) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT).  I am also a certified BC Teacher and trained Co-Active Relationship Coach, based in Vancouver, BC.  I possess a wealth of experience in human performance and potential, especially concerning counselling, psychotherapy, and relationships.  I work with couples, families, and individuals, primarily on communication tools and trauma informed support.

You can book an appointment with me today by clicking on the button below.  

I welcome your contact and look forward to meeting with you!  

Matt Turner - Couples Counselling, Marriage Therapy and Relationship Coaching in Vancouver, BC

"I am passionate about helping you fix your relationship and seeing it blossom into something new and magnificent.  

The possibility for this is always there!"


Training & Supervision

  • Supervision: Lindsay Stewart, MSW, RCSW, 2017 - Present

  • Course: Social and Emotional Learning - Queens University, Kingston, Ontario - 2021 - 2022

  • Course: Teaching and Learning in an Intercultural Setting - Queens University, Kingston, Ontario - 2022

  • Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) Training (Somatic Experiencing® International, Vancouver), 2021 - 2023

  • Hakomi Somatic Therapy Training, 2020

  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), 2020 (Vancouver Couple and Family Institute)

  • Course: Trauma-Informed Practice - Level 3 Certificate, 2020

  • Course: Trauma-Informed Practice - Level 2 Certificate, 2019

  • Course: Trauma-Informed Practice - Level 1 Certificate, 2019

  • Course: Hakomi Somatic Therapy Training, 2018 (Hakomi Institute)

  • Course: Bader/Pearson Developmental Couples Therapy Training Level 1, 2018 (The Couples Institute)

  • Course: Bader/Pearson Developmental Couples Therapy Training Level 2, 2018-2019 (The Couples Institute)

  • Course: Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1, 2015 (The Gottman Institute)

  • Over 450 counselling practicum hours and 90 counselling supervision hours, 2015-2018 (Clearmind International)

  • Course: Co-Active Coaching Five Core Curriculum Courses, 2012 (The Coaches Training Institute)

  • 104 Coach training and supervision hours, 2012 (The Coaches Training Institute)



  • Certificate in Somatic Experiencing®, 2021-2023 (Somatic Experiecning® International)

  • Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology, Individual Counselling and Family Counselling, 2015-2018 (Clearmind International Institute)

  • BC Professional Teaching Certificate, 2017 (Teacher Regulation Branch, BC Ministry of Education)

  • Training Certificate in Adult Learning, 2013 (The Association for Talent Development)

  • Trained Co-Active Coach, 2012 (The Coaches Training Institute)

  • Professional Development Program: Educational Psychology & Learning Disabilities, 2010 (Simon Fraser University)

  • UK Qualified Teacher, 2001 (General Teaching Council for England)

  • PGCE in Business Education, 2000 (Sheffield Hallam University)

  • BSc Information Systems for Business, 1995 (Leeds Metropolitan University)

Professional Registrations

  • Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT), Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2214), 2018 - Present

  • British Columbia Teachers Federation - BC Registered Teacher, 2017 - Present

Contact us today to get your life and relationship where you want it to be. We are here for you.


Call (604) 307-6050 to book your couples, family or individual counselling appointment today! We are pleased to offer online booking. 


Have some questions about working with us? Book a free 20 minute in-person or videoconferencing

consultation with one of our team to learn more about how we can help you get back on track.

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