Rod Horner


Registered Clinical Counsellor

Greater Victoria
Online, In Person
Accepting New Clients

Rod Horner is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) offering individual and couples counselling in Victoria, BC area focusing on issues related to anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, grief, substance abuse, communication, goal setting, career changes, life transitions and more.  He offers individual counselling in-person or by phone or secure video.  Couples counselling is provided in-person.

Rod uses a Solution-Focused method which sees the client as the expert in their life and uses a collaborative approach to identify goals and map a way forward. As well, Rod uses elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to measure progress towards those goals.

Rod provides couples counselling in-person using a co-therapist approach which means a couple has the benefit of working with Rod and his co-therapist Linda Horner, BA.  Linda has training as a Conflict Coach with the Justice Institute of British Columbia and worked for over 30 years in the Ministry of Social Services. Linda and Rod have worked together with couples for over 15 years.

Before turning to counselling, Rod had successful careers in television and public affairs. During his time working in television he was responsible for major event coverage and also worked as a reporter and assignment editor. Growing up he worked in lumber mills on Vancouver Island.  Clients describe Rod as warm, caring, and easy to work with. They say his lived experience is invaluable in providing perspective on their present challenges. Rod enjoys travel, reading, being part of a community choir, working out, and the pleasures and challenges four children and seven grandchildren bring.

Client Focus: Couples Adults
Areas of Practice: Anger Management Aging Anxiety and stress ADHD Body Image Careers and Workplace Issues Depression Gottman Couples Method Grief and Loss Health Problems or Disabilities Substance Use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Parenting Self Esteem Trauma
Types of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Existential Therapy Narrative Therapy Gottman Method Couples Therapy Mindfulness Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Co-Therapy Solutions Focused Therapy


  • Master of Counselling, City University of Seattle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia
  • Gottman Couples Counselling Level 1 Clinical Training
  • Core Indigenous Safety (ICS) Mental Health
  • Broadcast Communication Technology, BC Institute of Technology

Registrations and Memberships

  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, Registered Clinical Counsellor #17996