Matt Turner,RTC 

Clinic Director

Matt Turner - Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Individual & Couples Counsellor

I'm a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2214) 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.

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, 2018 - Present

  • Somatic Experience 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)

*Currently only Beginning I Unit completed.  Full completion and certification expected in 2023.



  • 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

ACCT Badge

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.