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My name is Trish and I am a Registered Professional Counsellor specializing in Couples/Family Counselling and Family Mediation. I help my clients get to where they want to be, at their own pace, and in the safety of a therapeutic relationship. Together we will build the trust necessary for you to explore yourself and what is holding you back from living fully. 

Whether it’s repairing a relationship, navigating a separation or divorce, or wanting to better yourself — taking care of your mental health is vital to your well-being. Emerald Grove Counselling provides both in-person and virtual counselling services in Nanaimo and surrounding communities, for adults, children, teens, and couples navigating the complexities of life, relationships, marriage, and divorce.

Trish Wolton – Emerald Grove Counselling

Couples Counselling and Family Mediation Services on Vancouver Island

Family Mediation

A family mediator is a neutral third party who helps families resolve disputes outside of court. Mediators facilitate discussions between opposing parties and ensure that everyone is able to air their concerns and perspectives. The goal is to help all parties come to a mutually acceptable solution.

Couples & Family Therapy

Communication is the hardest issue in a relationship to heal on your own. Once there is a communication breakdown, the friendship starts to deteriorate and intimacy gets lost in the chaos. I will help the relationship heal from the hurt and help you find your way back to each other.

Children and Adolescence Development

As a family therapist, I provide a safe space for children and teens to explore distressing thoughts and emotions while teaching them how to build stronger connections with themselves, family and peers.

Separation & Divorce Counselling

With a focus on positive communication and self-discovery, I aim to facilitate a path towards healing and new beginnings for those affected by these life changes through compassionate support and guidance.

My Education and Training

Integrated use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Method, and Person-Centered Therapy.

Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling, specializing in Professional Counselling from Kelowna College of Professional Counsellors.

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2) for relationship dynamics.
  • Separation and Divorce counseling through the Justice Institute of BC.
  • Certified Divorce Coach
  • Certified Family Relations Mediator

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

Hear the Child Society

Family Mediation Canada

Hours of Operation and Location:

Monday 8am-6pm

Tuesday 8am -6pm

Wednesday 8am-6pm

Friday 8am-6pm

503 Comox Road, Nanaimo BC

Schedule a Free Intro Counselling Session in Nanaimo and online