After 25 years of private practice at the Halifax Professional Centre, Bob & Anne now provide their expertise exclusively through secure video sessions and phone sessions serving ALL of Nova Scotia from Halifax.

For further information about telecounselling or phone counselling, or to make an appointment, please contact us by phone at 902-496-5656 or by email - Click Here -

Individual Counselling


Meet with Bob or Anne for Personalized
Individual Counselling or Psychotherapy


  • Relieve anxiety
  • Manage panic
  • Overcome depression
  • Recover from trauma, abuse, PTSD
  • Heal childhood wounds, complex trauma
  • Learn anger management
  • Improve stress management
  • Increase self esteem
  • Cope with loss, grief
  • Handle workplace conflict and stress
  • Control compulsive behavior
  • Learn relaxation skills, meditation
  • Gain relief from obsessing
  • Alter self-defeating patterns
  • Live mindfully
  • Calm your racing mind
  • Adjust to breakup, separation, divorce
  • Control your emotional reactions
  • Sort out your thoughts and feelings
  • Fulfil your potential
  • Learn how to be comfortably assertive
  • Improve your relationships
  • Defeat phobias
  • Plan for or adapt to retirement, layoff
  • Overcome shyness, social anxiety

Childhood wounds happen when a child experiences abandonment, rejection, humiliation, betrayal or injustice. These wounds can occur even when the child is not actually abandoned or rejected, but fears it and feels afraid and alone. Because the child’s brain is still developing, these wounds can profoundly affect the child’s self perception and way of relating to others, creating patterns which often continue into adulthood.

When a child experiences prolonged, repeated interpersonal trauma, such as chronic emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect by parents, the child’s attachment is disrupted, and impaired brain development and Complex Trauma may result. If untreated, this can lead to Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) in adulthood, involving emotional flashbacks, shame, harsh self criticism, and disturbed relationships.

Counselling and therapy can help overcome the harmful effects of childhood wounds and Complex PTSD and lead to greater self compassion.

Counselling &

Counselling and psychotherapy are often viewed as being on a continuum.

Counselling deals directly with day-to-day issues to find coping strategies, skills and solutions in a short term framework.

Psychotherapy resolves more deep-seated, longstanding issues that may underlie problems in several different areas in life.



Anne Mariner, MA, CCC, RCT, and Robert Mariner, MA, CCC, RCT provide experienced professional Phone & Secure Video Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Families. For further information or to schedule a meeting: Phone 902.496.5656 email: Click Here