Peter Vaughan
Certified since 2004
#301- 545 Clyde Avenue West Vancouver, BC  V7T 1C5 Canada
(604) 926-0206(604) 926-0206
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:45 to 5 pm.

Insurance Accepted


Payment Policies
Credit cards accepted
  • Degree: M.A. Counselling Psychology
  • Field: Couple and Family Therapy
  • Year graduated: 1986
  • Practice since: 1981
  • License states: British Columbia

Therapy Approach:

My style is direct, reality-focused, and comprehensive in addressing the personal and interpersonal facets of your life which help or hinder your success in relationships and living. The therapy that I practice is grounded in sound theory and research about individuals, couples, families and family businesses. I work to make my input stimulating and definitely not "cookie cutter" advice; it is tailor-made to fit your world, with immediate application and value.
I am committed to Gottman method Couples Therapy because it delivers tested and sustainable benefits to couples. As well, I have practiced Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (, Cognitive Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy for over 2 decades.


I was pleased to be the first Canadian to be certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am also a Certified Gottman Couples Workshop Leader and the first Canadian Presenter of the two day professional workshop, "Marital Therapy: A Research Based Approach".
I have provided therapy to individuals, couples, families since 1982; and consultation and training to groups and organizations since 1990, currently through my company West Vancouver Therapy & Psychological Services. My masters level training in counseling psychology specialized in systemic theory & practice. I also specialize in providing executive coaching to leaders in both the corporate & non-profit sectors and to professionals. I believe that The Gottman Institute's research into relationships is highly relevant to corporate and organizational health. With a special interest in assisting family businesses, I am a past member of the Professional Advisory Committee of UBC's Business Families Centre. I count myself fortunate, and I have grown through 37 years of marriage with my wife Drusilla and our life with our three adult children (33, 31 & 27.).

Special populations

Couples & families; family enterprises & businesses; NPOs. See for info

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Coaching
  • Marathon Couples Therapy
  • Affairs
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
  • Sexual Dysfunction
Specialized Ages
  • Teens
  • Adults