Meet Dianne Gilmour
I love what I do.
Dianne Gilmour has over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. A former school teacher, she taught a variety of subject areas and grade levels. Her work has provided her with opportunities to support youth and their families, providing intensive clinical counselling mediation and support. Dianne founded Gilmour Group Counselling in 2004 and continues her work in supporting relationships by providing pragmatic and effective communication tools and strategies. Another area of great interest and expertise is in empowering individuals by supporting them as they re-envision their lives with possibility and hope.
Dianne is committed to on-going training and regularly attends workshops, seminars, and conferences pertinent to her counselling practice. Dianne and her husband live in Victoria.
“I continue to be inspired by the resilience and courage of my clients. It’s hard to describe how honored I am to be invited along with them on their journey towards new possibilities.”
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), University of Manitoba
- Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling Psychology, City University, Vancouver
- Completed Level 11 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training
- Registered Clinical Counsellor, #2122, B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors (Member in Good Standing)
My husband was very reluctant to go to couples counselling. He was convinced the whole experience would be ‘airy-fairy’, that we would have sit in front of a stranger and talk about childhood issues and get all ‘touchy-feely’. He isn’t that guy who talks about his emotions easily and the whole idea just made him cringe. I did manage to drag him into that first session with Dianne and within minutes I knew he had let go of those concerns and was feeling much more comfortable than he expected. On the drive home that evening he told me he was looking forward to going back! Within 5 sessions our relationship was not only back on track but much, MUCH better than it had ever been. Going to see Dianne was one of the best decisions we ever made”.A.P.