Alexa Gelles

Individual Counselling

Teletherapy & In-Person Therapy for Couples offered in Vancouver, B.C.

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Relationship Focused Counselling for Individuals

Real talk:

Maybe you're stuck in draining arguments with your partner, making you overthink and lose sleep. These issues affect not only affect your home life but your work and well-being.

Tired of questioning your relationship and feeling low about yourself and life? 

Navigating relationships and learning to communicate with one another effectively can be challenging. 

The good news? Relationships don’t need to be so hard.

Relationship Counselling is right for you if:

  • You notice repetitive patterns in your relationships.

  • You have reservations about your current relationship or find it challenging to move on from a past one.

  • You often feel anxious or insecure in your relationships.

  • Dealing with relationship struggles makes you doubt yourself and feel less confident.

  • You have a hard time speaking up for yourself and set boundaries.

I'm here to help you figure out what's going wrong in your life and relationships, make your experiences feel okay, and support you in dealing with past baggage that is creating problems.

My goal is to help you feel confident in yourself and in your abillity to build healthy relationships.

I'm ready to be
my best self

In fact, they can be enjoyable and a space for real healing and growth!

You’re worth ALL of this and so much more!

If you’re reading this and thinking, "OMG, yes, this is exactly what I need," then book a free consultation!

With Relationship Therapy, you'll...

  • Understand your issues and recognize negative patterns in relationships.

  • Clearly know what you want and ask for it without guilt.

  • Set healthy boundaries for yourself and others.

  • Handle relationship triggers and anxiety when they appear.

  • Show up as your best self in the relationship while staying true to who you are.

I promise I'm not just be another counsellor who was nice to talk to but didn’t get you results.

At Alexa Gelles Counselling, you’ll not only understand your problems and have more compassion for yourself, but will work through your issues so they no longer have the same control over you.

I'm ready to be
my best self

How It Works


Book your first appointment or a free 15-minute consultation via our online calendar. If you have questions or need assistance with booking, reach out to us through the contact form.


You’ll receive a confidential client intake form that you can complete virtually before your first virtual or in-person counselling session.


In our first session we'll explore and understand your challenges, to create a custom plan to guide you and you to have the relationships you've been wanting.

Ready to get started? Follow these 3 simple steps.

My Approach:

Results You Can Count On: I pride myself on delivering tangible results and solution by only using proven methods.

Walking the Talk: I'm always looking to better myself, and only offer therapeutic techniques and approaches I've personally experienced results from.

Tailored Support for Every Journey: I offer diverse options for romantic partners to support your unique relationship, and support you wherever you are in your journey.

More Than a Client: You're cared for and supported. My aim is to make you feel heard, understood, and supported as we work together to help you reach your goals.


“We have greater confidence in discussing the things that really matter in our relationship.”

It made us reflect on our styles of communication, and brought about helpful discussions to improve our relationship. It gave us great tips to repair from our blips and move on from them more easily. It even brought on some laughs. By better understanding our differences, we were able to work through them. Thank you Alexa for planting the seeds for a closer connection

What’s the difference between Relationship Counselling and Couples Counselling?

Relationship Counselling FAQs

How much do Relationship Counselling sessions cost?

Individual sessions start at $160 (plus GST) per 50-minute session. Payments can be made by credit card or e-transfer.

How many sessions will I need?

The length of counselling varies among individuals. Individuals with specific concerns may need fewer sessions, but achieving lasting change often requires a minimum of 6 months of therapy.

It's normal to feel strong emotions when discussing tough topics or trying new behaviours, especially in couples counselling. I’m here to support you, prevent things from spiralling, and ensure your emotional safety during our sessions.

Are there any risks to counselling?

Where are you located?

We are conveniently located at 214-525 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6. The office is in the Seymour Building. It’s easily accessible by bus and Skytrain. Street and paid parking can be found nearby.

The A’s to Your Q’s

How long are individual counselling sessions?

Individual sessions are typically 50 minutes. Longer sessions can be made available upon request.

I use evidence-based methods like EMDR, Client-Centered, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. My trauma-informed approach focuses on emotions and attachment. I understand how early relationships shape adult dynamics and use emotions to break through stuck patterns, guiding you to understanding and healing.

What approaches do you use?

Do I need my partner to be in Relationship Therapy to get the benefits?

No, you don't need your partner to be in therapy for you to benefit. Therapy can help you work on yourself, which will ultimately improve your relationship. It's also a safe place to explore issues you might not be ready to discuss with your partner, like thinking about separation.

Do you offer premarital counselling?

Yes, I offer premarital counselling. I'm a big believer in early intervention, as it has the highest success rate in couples therapy. My services are tailored to your relationship stage and unique goals.

How is EMDR used in Relationship Counselling?

EMDR in relationship counselling helps couples deal with past issues affecting their relationship. It reduces triggers like relationship anxiety, helping partners respond more thoughtfully. It also assists in processing grief from past relationships, and addresses barriers to intimacy, such as sexual blocks.

Relationship Counselling is for individuals aiming to work on themselves, whether it's addressing past relationships, understanding baggage and patterns, or seeking support for a current relationship without their partner. Couples Counselling is for committed partners working on their relationship together.

Relationship therapy and relationship counselling are often used interchangeably.

What's the difference between Relationship Therapy and Relationship Counselling?

I'm ready to be
my best self

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