Matt Turner, RTC
Clinic Director, Couples Therapist & Relationship Counsellor
Matt Turner - Clinic Director, Individual & Couples Counsellor
I'm a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT), certified teacher and trained Co-Active Relationship Coach, based in Vancouver, BC. I work with couples, families, parents and individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties and want to restore the love and connection that you have been struggling to recover.
I truly understand the pain and suffering that arises when our relationships are in conflict and therefore am committed to leading the Vida team to being the best relationship repair specialists in Vancouver. My vision is to help Vancouver's relationships become stronger and more fulfilling, leading to a happier lives.
My experiences as a teacher and high school counsellor, and now in my private practice, working with both children, teens, parents, couples and individuals 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, led me to specializing in relationship coaching and counselling and being the Clinic Director of Vida Relationships.
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 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: Integrative Psychotherapy, 2018 - Present
Hakomi Somatic Therapy Training, 2020 - Present
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 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)
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)
Association of Cooperative Therapists of Canada (ACCT), Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC), 2018 - Present
British Columbia Teachers Federation - BC Registered Teacher, 2017 - Present
"Matt worked with myself and my husband talk through some really sensitive issues that we couldn't talk about without fighting. With Matt's guidance, we were able to learn how to communicate with understanding and love for each other. We were able to resolve some of our differences and are now feeling closer than ever! I would recommend Matt for relationship counselling"
Joe and Pam, Vancouver
"My time with Matt was truly life changing. With his help and guidance, I was able to raise my vibration to a point where I felt like I was me again. He was not only supportive, but he has a heart and a sense of compassion that you can really relate to. He has the ability to bring out your strengths, and with that, you can truly soar! I will be forever grateful."
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.