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Retreat Fees and Availability…

Choose the Couple Intensive Retreat That's Best for You

We understand that making a decision to participate in 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.

Orangeville / Hockley Valley Couple Intensives

We offer a couple of choices that will help you make an informed decision about the kind of Retreat that would best suit the two of you. The second of our two Couple Intensive Retreats has more time for therapist-couple interaction and more time to practice new skills.

Our Couple Intensive is equal to 13-15 hours of weekly or bi-weekly couples counseling that you might attend typically over a 6-to-8 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 up to 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 quickly gain knowledge about what will make your relationships work. You will move forward faster and you will do so as a team. 

Our fees include our services for 13-15 hours of co-therapy, plus accommodations for you in a beautiful hotel suite (including breakfast and free parking). We will visit you in the living room of your private suite daily for the counselling sessions.

No matter which option 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 / Relationship Recovery

3-day private Intensive (up to 4 hours daily, for one couple only)
plus a 1-hour post-Retreat in-person or videoconference session
2 night's accommodation in the hotel suite where the sessions will be held

You will benefit from the time you invest in this 3-day Couple Intensive Retreat --

if you are struggling to communicate, and yearn to deepen your emotional connection...

or if your disconnection is due to a lack of intimacy, escalated arguing, or infidelity.

By attending this Retreat, you will:

  • clarify the purpose of your relationship
  • learn how your attachment styles impact your relationship
  • gain insight into your couple dynamics and interactions
  • have the opportunity for face-to-face emotional experiences as a couple
  • practise real-time skill-building and benefit from feedback from your therapists
  • begin to integrate new ideas and skills
  • create the foundation for a more emotionally secure relationship

Staying on Track

3-day private Intensive (4-hour sessions for one couple only)

plus a 3-hour post-Retreat session in person, or two 1½-hour videoconference sessions
2 night's accommodation in the hotel suite where the sessions will be held

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.

Since we are often busy in session or on the phone with clients, we ask that you arrange a time to speak with us by calling 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. You can look at our current availability calendar here.

Our main offices are in Orangeville and 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). Other Provinces may only require 5% (GST).

Our Interest-free Payment Plan -  We understand that your decision to attend counseling sessions over a three-day period is an investment that you would most likely make over 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 divide your payments monthly. Please ask us about this plan when you CALL us.

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

Retreat Accommodations include two nights in a private suite at The Orangeville Best Western Plus Inn & Suites. We meet you in the living room of the suite each day for your sessions. We arrange the 2-night Retreat accommodations in advance, but if you wish to add an extra night's stay before or after the Retreat, you can book a Standard room at the hotel using our discount rate code. 


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 3 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.