Marriage and Family Therapy

Are you feeling stuck, depressed, angry, frustrated or anxious? Is your most important relationship headed for the rocks? 


It doesn't have to be this way.


Your problems are actually a KEY to launching into a better way of living. With the right assistance you can be enjoying a more fulfilling, healthy, connected and energetic life. The most important step after admitting that you haven't been able to improve things is to access the resources that will improve your life.


All relationships go through ups and downs. When you find your most important relationship is not working -with a partner/spouse, child, parent, sibling, etc. then is the time to change it in a positive way!


At Shore we are passionate about assisting you to navigate, restore, and revitalise your relationships --with partners, families, friends, and self. We operate out of two Nanaimo locations for in-person appointments. Online services are also available. Click on our images below to learn more about what each of us brings to the counselling space.

Ready to start?

If you are ready to initiate a better life or relationship, select your therapist below and contact them directly, or contact our head office by email or at 250-754-0698.


Free half-hour first consults are available, online or in person at our two Nanaimo locations.  We appreciate the process of finding the right fit in a therapist and how essential this is to the counselling process. 


Each of our qualified practitioners offers unique and specialized approaches to healthy relationships -- with self and others. We also come each with our own intake processes, fees, availability, and coverage. 


Click on our images below to learn more, contact us directly, or call our head office for any other questions or further information.  Head Office (Harewood): 250-754-0698 / click to email.



Principal Therapist

(nee Bergen) CCC

Associate Counsellor


Interning Associate Counsellor

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Our Locations

Head Office in Harewood

(South Nanaimo)

353 Seventh Street

250-754-0698 (land-line)

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Ian Gartshore, RCC

Jude Wong, RPC-C, HCH

Bonnie's Office

(Central Nanaimo)

1175 Beaufort Drive


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Bonnie Doupe, CCC

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Please note that this website's materials are for educational purposes only and do not replace professional counselling. These materials are not intended for those experiencing critical symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, for which emergency help should be sought.