Confidential Counselling for Couples

Families, Individuals and LGBTQ2+

Sex Therapy and Counselling

Healthy Relationships Individual(s), Couples, Family and LGBTQ2+ sex therapy and counselling sessions are all designed to be in a confidential and safe environment.

Our sex therapist and counsellors can help clients work through relationship or communication challenges with the goal of enhancing emotional closeness and sexual intimacy.

Working together we will focus on identifying the reasons for the breakdown of communication, relationship and intimacy. Clients will learn to address or alleviate their issues, thereby restoring confidence and self value for a better and healthier level of functionality, intimacy and communication.


Confidential Counselling

  • Couple’s and Relationship Conflict
  • Women’s Health
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Communication
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mindfulness
  • Biofeedback
  • EMDR for Trauma Desensitization


  • Gender Variance
  • LGBTIQ2+ Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Two-Spirited)
  • Hormone Readiness Assessments for trans youth and adults
  • Assessments for gender creative children considering hormone blockers

Sexual Therapies

  • Loss of Sexual Intimacy
  • Orgasm Difficulties
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Desire Discrepancies
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Internet Porn Addiction
  • Paraphilias (fetishes)
  • Support for Gender Dysphoria and Reassignment
  • Intimacy Skills, Sex Education and Ethics

Working with individuals and couples on vancouver Island

Joanna Morrison

M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology
Registered Clinical Counsellor BCACC

Johanne Saraceno

M.A. (CYC)
Registered Clinical Counsellor

We can support you with:

  • Learning new skills for healing past hurts
  • EMRD for PTSD and other forms of trauma
  • Sex Therapy for discovering the language of safety
  • Asking for, giving and receiving pleasure
  • learning to re-connect on a physical, spiritual and heart level
  • through safe touch, holding each other and being held
  • Exercises and resources to strengthen the relationship bond
  • Learning to address, express, contain and heal pain so that it becomes manageable
  • Building on your inner resources to help you regain a sense of self worth


Making Change Isn’t Easy

We can help you identify old patterns that were once useful tools for survival, but are now holding you back from finding love you truly deserve.


The pain of past traumas tends to get in the way of maintaining healthy intimacy in the present.

We have over 15 years of experience working with families, individuals and couples. To find out more, we invite you to contact us, so we can discuss setting up a personal face to face appointment or Skype consultation.


Counselling Services

We are Registered Clinical Counsellors who embrace diversity and work with a spectrum of people including
non-binary and transgender youth and adults, as well as gender creative kids and their families. We both provide hormone readiness assessments.

Joanna Morrison has a specialty in sex therapy.

Johanne Saraceno has extensive experience supporting Indigenous healing from intergenerational trauma.

Bringing pleasure and play back into intimacy


  • Sessions are generally 50 mins in duration.
  • Fees start at $130. plus GST for individuals (in-person or remote)
  • Fees start at $150. plus GST for couples (in-person or remote)
  • Please inquire as we have a range of different fees for longer sessions, couples, and family group sessions.
  • There is a subsidized rate for those with a disability allowance.
  • Payments may be made by: Cash, Cheque or E-Transfers
  • Receipts are sent via email for your records and insurance claims.

Preparing for our session through appropriate reading may make your journey easier. The suggested books are there to inform, help and encourage you to realize you are not alone.

Recommended Reading

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr Sue Johnson
  • The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld
  • Staying in Love: The Top Secrets of Great Relationships by Robyn Salisbury,
  • Sex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What To Do About It by Aline Zoldbrod
  • Finding the Real Me: True tales of sex and gender diversity edited by Tracie O’Keffee and Katrina Fox
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
  • Come as you are  by Emily Nagoski
  • 8 Dates by John Gottman, Julie Swartz Gottman, Doug Abrams, and Rachel Carlton Abrams


Joanna Morrison - Registered Clinical Counsellor

Johanne Saraceno, M.A. (CYC), Registered Clinical Counsellor

Confidential Counselling for Couples, Families, Individuals, Transgender and LGBTIQ2+

Victoria Office

1608 Camosun Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 3E6



Nanaimo Office

Office Suite 203 – 503 Comox Road 
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3J2