Ian Gartshore, MTh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nanaimo
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than trying to avoid these states I have helped thousands of clients to turn them into resources and significantly improve their lives, usually after only a few sessions. I have 20+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised many new therapists. I also specialise with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. See free tips at www.shorecounselling.ca.
All relationships go through difficulties. This is normal. Sometimes people need assistance to help them through their transitions. The good part: As a result of making the changes they end up enjoying better relationships and lives. See free tips at www.shorecounselling.ca.
Relationship counselling is a specialty most therapists lack. If you wish a healthy productive and loving relationship then choose wisely. The results will make your effort and money worth it!
Call or Email Ian Gartshore for a free phone consultation now - (855) 336-1330


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Wilfred Laurier University
  • Year Graduated: 1994


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal, Wire
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Wilfred Laurier University / Masters in Marriage and Family
  • Year graduated: 1994
  • Membership: BCACC / 2560
  • Member Since: 2013


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety


  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016
Ian Gartshore, MTh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nanaimo

Ian Gartshore

Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh