About John

John Boland

John Boland

M.Ed., Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia Certified Canadian Counsellor, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

When you choose John Boland as your counsellor/psychotherapist you choose:

  • Experience: more than 30 years in psychotherapy/counselling
  • Professionalism: knowledgeable, respectful, and confidential
  • Dedication: John is passionate about his work and dedicated to helping you achieve a more fulfilling life.

Summary of skills and experience for John Boland:

  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist: skilled and experienced in enhancing relationships and helping couples rebuild romance and commitment
  • Exceptional skills with children and adolescents, and in coaching parents and families
  • Many years experience working with trauma, stress, depression, anger management, and work-place conflict

John worked for 12 years as a school counsellor at all levels; counselled adults in a number of settings; and was a Professor at Malaspina University College for over 10 years. He also has more than 20 years experience in private practice.

He uses a variety of treatment approaches in his counselling, including Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Imago Therapy. His recent additional training includes:

  • Certified Imago Therapist, Advanced Clinician fully accredited with Imago Therapy International
  • Certified Imago Getting the Love You Want Couples Weekend Presenter
  • Collaborative Divorce Coach
  • Studied with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Stress-Reduction (MBSR)
  • Level I & II training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

John has been actively supporting youth, families, and adults for many years and has an intimate knowledge of available services and resources.