Gary Hartford Counselling

Gary Hartford

Gary Hartford provides counselling for individuals, couples, and families. He works with children, youth, and adults. Gary provides services through several Employee Family Assistance Programs (EFAP's). Gary also provides counselling to First Nations clients through many First Nations health organizations.


  • Registered Clinical Counsellor #3581

  • Master of Counselling-Specialization in Counselling Psychology


  • couples & relationships

  • overwhelming sadness

  • excessive worry and fear

  • substance misuse & abuse

  • stress

  • loss

  • youth

  • family

  • First Nations clients


I opened my practice in January 2010. I am very proud of how my practice has evolved. A recent analysis of my client demographics showed a lovely distribution of clients across age and gender. I work with men and women in equal numbers, the ages of my clients range from 6 to 82, and about 20% of my appointments are for couple or family counselling. Approximately, 20% of my clients are First Nations persons.

I have worked in a variety of contexts with a wide range of persons experiencing difficulties. As a result, I am comfortable working as a counsellor with: children, youth, and adults; individuals, couples, families, and groups; men and women; and across cultural differences. I have worked in wilderness settings and schools, community service organizations and residential programs, and in private practice. For four years my family lived in Bella Bella, a First Nations community on BC's Central Coast, where I was a teacher and counsellor. Prior to solely working as a counsellor in private practice, I was employed as a Youth and Family Substance Use Counsellor by the John Howard Society of the North Island. Currently, I also provide counselling services to students at Robron Learning Centre for School District 72 two days per week.

Gary Hartford has a Master of Counselling degree with a specialization in counselling psychology. As well, he is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #3581) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. This is a professional designation that indicates that a counsellor has met criteria for education, experience, and supervised practice.

Address / Contact Info

302 - 909 Island Highway Campbell River, BCV9W
Contact name: Gary Hartford
Wheel chair accessible.

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 203-7898
Fax (toll-free) : 1-866-830-4067

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: 9AM - 6 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
7AM - 12PM Saturday

Walk-in hours: NA


Can I bring my child?: yes
Child care services are not provided but children are always welcome.

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This program was last updated on 05 May 2017.