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Master’s of Counselling Psychology (MACP), Yorkville University

BSc, University of Victoria

Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 1

Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 2 (in progress)

EMDRIA – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, Basic Training

Registrations and Memberships:

Registered Clinical Counsellor #18019, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

AnxietyCouples counsellingDepressionLife TransitionsSeparation and DivorceStress ManagementTrauma

Jonathan Watters, MA, RCC

Jonathan Watters is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in Victoria offering online and in-person individual and couples counselling.  He helps clients with issues associated with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, phobias, goal setting, goal striving, problematic habits and behaviours, trauma impact (PTSD), and more.

Jonathan uses a biopsychosocial approach to counselling, meaning he considers biological, emotional, mental, physical, and social aspects of life when exploring well-being and psychological issues.  He sees counselling as a collaboration between the person and their therapist. When working with Jonathan, he works to create a better version of yourself, based on your priorities and at your pace.

When working with issues related to trauma, Jonathan focuses on first developing skills for self-care and creating and strengthening support systems around you.  Once stabilizing skills are in place, a few approaches and techniques to work through trauma may include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE).

Jonathan uses a Solution-Focused approach. This means efforts are tailored to finding solutions that are practical, realistic and attainable for you.

Jonathan also has training in using the Gottman Method, which is a highly respected research-based approach in couples therapy.  Couples learn to replace negative conflict communication patterns with more positive interactions and work towards repairing past hurts.

Client Focus:

Adults and Couples


Anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, life transitions, separation and divorce

Types of Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed, Gottman Couples Method, Family Systems Theory

Contact Us

Counsellor Location:

316 – 1095 McKenzie Ave (Mondays)  Also available by phone or video

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