Couples Counselling. Be Better, Together

See a new brighter future for you and your partner


Cheating can drive a hard wedge into any relationship. We will help you overcome these negative feelings and improve your relationship.

Marital Counselling

Marriage can be difficult; whether you are newly married or have been married for years, there’s going to be struggles. Let us help you explore how to bring new life to your marriage.

Young Couples

Navigating a relationship can be challanging and complex especially when you’re young. We can help you navigate the complexity.

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We talk with you to understand your needs and place you with the right counsellor

Book Appointment

We have flexible couples counselling appointments to help you find a time that works best for both of you.

1st Session!

You will meet with your counsellor who will work with both of you to find a solution!

What is Couples Counselling?

Couples counselling, also known as marriage or relationship therapy, is a specialized form of counselling designed to help couples navigate the challenges and complexities that can arise in intimate relationships. It provides a safe and supportive environment where couples can explore their issues, communicate more effectively, and work together to create positive changes in their relationship.

How Couples Counselling Works

The process of couples counselling typically begins with an initial assessment, during which the therapist gathers information about the couple’s history, current challenges, and goals for therapy. This assessment helps the therapist to tailor the treatment plan to the specific needs of the couple.

Couples then attend sessions together, where they engage in open and honest conversations under the guidance of the therapist. The therapist facilitates communication and helps each partner to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns in a constructive manner. Through active listening and empathy, the therapist fosters a safe space for both partners to be heard and understood.

Tanis Vos Words of Hope - Couples Counselling

Who Are We?

Tanis is a Registered Social Worker and has spent over 24 years of meticulous self-study. She has been providing couples counselling and therapy in many aspects and different settings for over 20 years. Tanis works with clients of varying ages including children, teens and adults. She lives in Barrie, enjoying the outdoors, with her four children and husband. She is actively involved in a local church and has volunteered her time with coordinating and leading the “Mom’s Need a Break” group, supporting children to cope with their grief and loss through the Rainbows Program, and facilitating various spiritual Small Groups. Tanis has also found pleasure and has had the opportunity to be a motivational speaker inspiring others to believe in one’s own worth.

She is dedicated to empowering her clients by providing them with the tools they need to live more fulfilling and successful lives. Many of Tanis’s clients have enjoyed her non-judgmental, honest and caring style. She is respectful and takes the time to fully understand the problems of her clients.

Our Couples Counselling Team


I started therapy with Marcelina in June 2021. I really enjoy attending my therapy sessions. Marcelina is very kind, and very easy to get along with. She is very knowledgeable in her field. Would highly recommend Words of Hope, as well as Marcelina

Jessica D.

Our therapist was able to identify and help us resolve the major problems in our marriage. We are currently getting along better than ever!


I have been seeing Tanis for a bit now. Shes helped me with a few difficult issues in life. Shes helped me with her guidance, shes very supportive, very kind and a excellent listener. I appreciate Tanis help Immensely. I truly recommend Words Of Hope Counselling Services.

Dyenne P.

Let’s Get Started

We take a non-bias, solution focused approach with all our clients so you can feel confident expressing yourself in a safe space. You don’t have to feel the way you do, let’s get started today and start feeling better!

60 Collier St. Suite 204 & 217 Barrie, Ontario, L4M 1G8