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Choose the Couple Intensive Retreat That's Best for You

We understand that making a decision to participate in two or three days of intensive couples counselling may not be easy. But there are many reasons to choose our Couple Intensive Retreat to jump-start your relationship.

Our Retreat is just for the two of you. It is not a workshop, so the time that you spend with us will relate directly to what is troubling you as a couple. We feel that this is the best way to set the stage for relationship renewal. If you are having trouble communicating, if you are facing the hurt of infidelity, or if you have been struggling to connect emotionally, you will begin to feel more hopeful by the end of the first session.

We offer a few choices that will help you make an informed decision about the kind of Retreat that would best suit the two of you. Each of our three -- progressively intensive -- Couple Retreats has more time for therapist-couple interaction and, increasingly, even more time to practice new skills.

Our Couple Intensive is equal to 8-15 hours of weekly or bi-weekly couples counseling that you might attend typically over a two-to-six month period, but you will benefit from the intrinsic value of being together and being focused on your relationship over a few successive days. The continuity that you will have from one session to another (each session will be over 4 hours long) will help you feel more connected more quickly as a couple. You will find that you understand each other more deeply, learn more practical skills, and gain the knowledge about what will make your relationships work. You will move forward faster and you will do so as a team. 

No matter which of the three options you choose, you will have our full attention and expertise. We know that you will benefit, no matter how challenging the issues that have brought you to us:

Deepening Your Connection

2-day private Intensive (4-hour sessions for one couple only) in the Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada
plus a 1-hour post-Retreat telephone or videoconference session

If you are struggling to communicateand you yearn to deepen your emotional connection, this 2-day Intensive is for you.

You will:

  • explore the purpose of your relationship
  • understand your attachment styles
  • engage in face-to-face intimate couple discussions
  • participate in experiential exercises
  • practise real-time skill-building while benefiting from feedback from your therapists
  • create the foundation for a more emotionally secure relationship

Relationship Recovery

3-day private Intensive (4-hour sessions for one couple only) in the Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada
plus a 1-hour post-Retreat telephone or videoconference session

If you feel disconnected because of a lack of intimacy, escalated arguing, or infidelity, you will benefit from the extra time you invest in this 3-day Retreat. You will build a more secure relationship by participating in everything offered above, PLUS:

You will have:

  • more in-depth discussion of your current and ongoing issues
  • more time for evaluation of your couple dynamics and interactions
  • more opportunity for face-to-face emotional experiences as a couple
  • more structured experiential learning
  • more practise, and more opportunity to integrate new ideas and skills
  • more time to debrief with your therapists and gain insight into your couple interactions

Staying on Track

3-day private Intensive (4-hour sessions for one couple onlyin the Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada

plus a 3-hour post-Retreat session on site, or two 1½-hour videoconference sessions

If your relationship has lacked emotional or physical intimacy for some time, if you can't stop triggering each other negatively, or if infidelity has kept you apart, this option includes everything offered above, PLUS:

You will have more time to:

  • engage in heart-to-heart talk and open dialogue
  • develop active listening skills
  • practise staying connected during difficult conversations
  • gain greater insight into how you operate as a couple
  • build self-confidence and trust in each other
  • lay a solid foundation to help deepen your emotional connection as you face new life challenges
  • schedule two extra post-Retreat hour-long sessions to help you keep on track

Call Us Now to Discuss Retreat Fees & Availability

Because each Retreat is tailored to the individual counselling needs and financial abilities of our clients, we ask you to CALL us to discuss fees and availability. When you call, we can talk about your individual and joint expectations, address your immediate concerns -- and explain the benefits of working with us intensively. We'll outline our fee structure and payment plans, and look at possible Retreat dates that would be convenient for you.

If you call our main line at 1-877-897-2333, we will answer your call personally. You will be speaking directly with Louise or David, the co-therapists who will guide you through the process of the Retreat.

But we are often busy in session with clients. So, if we are not available when you call, you can leave a voicemail, or arrange a call with us by speaking to our Personal Assistant, Cathy Clark at 1-866-565-0444 x 1We look forward to speaking with you soon. 


We book Retreats throughout the week, and on weekends. Choosing dates for your Intensive Couples or Marriage Counselling Retreat will depend on our availability at the time of your call. We encourage you to plan ahead, as our calendar fills up quickly. 

Our main office is in the Hockley Valley, ON

Are you looking for a Couples Retreat closer to home?


Let us know where you are interested in meeting with us
for your 3-day private Couples Counselling Intensive 

CALL OR EMAIL to let us know where you live,

and we will try to fit it in to our out-of-town 2014 Retreat schedule. 

Other Things You Will Need to Know

Deposit - Because of the time commitment involved - and to ensure that the dates you choose are exclusively yours -- we require a deposit towards each Couples Retreat. The balance of the fee is usually paid on the last day of your Retreat (or you can choose a Payment Plan - see below).

Deposits can be made by VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover Card, or Interac e-Transfer (please check the e-Transfer site for a list of participating financial institutions).


Taxes - All counselling services scheduled in Ontario are subject to a 13% harmonized sales tax (HST).

Our Interest-free Payment Plan -  We understand that your decision to attend counseling sessions over a two or three-day period is an investment that you would most likely make over 3-6 months of bi-weekly couples counseling. But the benefits of taking the time out for yourselves and working intensively with experienced couples therapists are many.

We offer a payment plan that will spread your payments over 2-3 months. Please ask us about this plan when you CALL us.

Extended Health Insurance Plans  – Some Ontario Extended Health Insurance Plans may cover our counselling services. (Please check with your Provider or call us to discuss this option.) 

Accommodations – Once you are ready to schedule your Retreat in the Hockley Valley, we will send you a list of nearby Bed and Breakfasts and resort hotels. There are several B&B's and hotels to choose from that are near our office, ranging from $90.00/night to $210.00/night CDN, including breakfast (depending on the season and location). Most of our clients stay at the modern and convenient Orangeville Best Western Plus Inn & Suites, the nearby Hockley Valley Resort, or the beautiful Millcroft Inn & Spa, which is on a heritage site within 20 minutes from our office. We have special discounted rates at both of these hotels, so please ask us for our "rate code". Our fees do not include accommodations when in the Hockley Valley.

In Kingston, we meet at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Kingston or the All Suites Whitney Manor. In Ottawa, we meet at the Westin Hotel Ottawa. In each of these hotels, you will be booked into a one-bedroom suite with an ensuite bathroom. We arrange to meet with you each day in the separate living room that is part of the suite. Both Kingston and Ottawa are very interesting cities, steeped in Canadian history, and they each offer many attractions and dining experiences that will make your visit together enjoyable. The fee, if you meet with us in either Kingston or Ottawa, is all inclusive. It represents 12+ hours of on-site counselling, plus a one-hour follow-up telephone or videoconference session within a few weeks to a month after the Retreat. It also includes the 2 nights' accommodations, breakfasts, parking, and all the amenities that each hotel offers.

In Canmore, Alberta, we stay at the 5-Star Solara Resort & Spa. The 3-day Intensive includes 12 hours of counselling, plus a one-hour follow up session by Skype. It also includes three nights' accommodation for you in a one-bedroom suite. The suite has a full gourmet kitchen, dining and living areas, wine fridge, a washer and dryer, fireplace, flat screen TV's, private balcony/patio, a spa-inspired bathroom, over-sized windows, storage, underground heated parking, and complimentary wireless internet. 

In Calgary, we stay at The Stone Gate Inn Bed and Breakfast. The Inn is located south of Calgary only 2 km from the city limits, with breath-taking views of the city nestled in the peacefulness of countryside. It is close to great restaurants, shopping and first-class attractions. This Bed & Breakfast is only 20 minutes to the Stampede Grounds and 10 minutes to Spruce Meadows. For skiing, boarding, hiking and biking, it is 30 minutes to Canada Olympic Park or 90 minutes to Kananaskis, Canmore and Banff. To reach Lake Louise it is a 2 hour drive through the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. We have arranged to have the whole Inn to ourselves, and use the sunroom as our private working area. We take care of the accommodations arrangements, and include accommodations in our fee. The fee includes 2 nights' accommodation in a queen bedroom with ensuite, breakfasts, parking, and all the amenities that the Inn offers.

In Vancouver, we stay in the downtown core  near Robson Street. The fee for this Retreat is all-inclusive (12+ hours of on-site counselling, plus a one-hour follow-up telephone or videoconference session within two weeks to a month after the Retreat; The fee incliudes 2 nights' accommodations in your own private one-bedroom beachfront suite, breakfasts, parking, and all the amenities that the hotel offers.)


Call Us Now to discuss:

  • Availability
  • Deposit & Payment Plans
  • Fees and avilability at off-site retreat locations in North America (Provinces and States in Canada and the USA that we may visit from time to time)

Hourly Costs & Availability for Weekly or Bi-Weekly Counselling

If you live in Toronto, the GTA, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Brampton, Guelph, Caledon, Shelburne, Alliston, Orangeville area, or anywhere within an hour of our Hockley Valley office, and you would prefer to attend 1½ - 2 hour weekly or bi-weekly sessions, you can meet with David privately. Please CALL him directly at 1-877-897-2333 or 519-942-3338 (locally) to discuss his hourly fees and client schedule. 

Located one hour north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the beautiful Hockley Valley. Our home-based counselling office is in Mono Township. We are 10 minutes north east of Orangeville, ON (7 kms north of Hwy. 9, and 3 kms west off Airport Road). We serve the entire GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Our Ontario clients have come from Ajax, East York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Markham, Newmarket, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Toronto, Alliston, Amaranth, Aurora, Ballinafad, Barrie, Bolton, Brampton, Burlington, Cambridge, Caledon, Caledon East, Collingwood, Elora, Erin, Fergus, Georgetown, Guelph, Grimsby, Hamilton, Hockley Valley, Ilderton, Kanata, Kingston, Listowel, London, Mono, North Bay, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catherines, St. Thomas, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Shelburne, Sudbury, Tottenham, Winchester, and Waterloo. Easily accessible from the Toronto International Airport, clients have visited us from Australia, Dubai, Great Britain, Jamaica, and the United States (Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Atlanta, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennesee and Texas). In Canada, we have counselled clients from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, and the North West Territories.