Dr. David McKenzie
Dr. David McKenzie,
Ph.D., RCC, AASECT, ACS
 

Dr. David McKenzie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor, specializing in couples counselling and sex therapy. 

David offers his clients over forty years of counselling experience that is backed by advanced supervised clinical training, post-graduate courses and training in counselling and certified registration with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. In addition, Dr. McKenzie is the only therapist in British Columbia that is registered and certified by the pre-eminent American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

Born and raised on the West coast of British Columbia, David completed the majority of his College and University studies in Eastern Canada. After completing his undergraduate degree with honours, he went on to receive his Master's degree with honours in theology and counselling from the University of Toronto.

Dr. David McKenzie is dedicated to providing individuals and couples with the tools and skills required to have a deeply fulfilling personal life, marriage or intimate relationship as well as a satisfying and fun sex life! His warm, personable and non-judgmental approach provides for you a safe, comfortable and inclusive atmosphere in which to discuss your issues and concerns. 

Your childhood holds the key to nearly everything that is involved in your personal relationships as well as in your adult life.  Using the research-based theory of attachment along with a psychodynamic approach to counselling therapy, Dr. McKenzie works with his clients to probe deeply into the emotional and psychological issues driving their relationship and individual lives.  Each of us is raised in the community of our family-of-origin.   In fact the real "you" comes out in the intimate relationship that you have with your partner.  According to Imago Therapy, we choose a partner at a subconscious level to heal childhood wounds.  If that past is never integrated and healed within us, then we are bound to keep choosing the same type of partner over and over again.  The good news is that the relationship you are now in is the relationship that holds the key to your and your partner's inner healing. 

It is through David's unique approach wherein he helps individuals and couples to engage, heal and integrate early childhood issues that are getting in the way of a fulfilling life and realtionship.  Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dr. David helps couples to build attachment with each other and to change destructive patterns of communication and behaviours into postive interactions. He does not believe in long, drawn-out therapy.  In fact most couples who come to see him find that an average of between six and twelve sessions is sufficient in getting their relationship on a positive and fulfilling track.

Sex never stands alone.  It is always connected to others issues both within the person and within the relationship.  Dr. David McKenzie provides highly trained and skilled sex therapy to both individuals and couples, using the therapeutic models described above along with homework assignments that include reading and communication practice as well as sensate focus and massage practised in the privacy of one's own home.

The following are a few of the positive comments from some of David's colleagues and clients over the years.

Comments from Colleagues:

"David's gentle wisdom allows couples to experience deep healing and to find richness and joy in their love. I have no hesitation in referring people to him because I know that they will be met with empathy and respect." Karen Mason, M.D. Langley, BC

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Dr. McKenzie is a very knowledgeable and humorous speaker about a serious and potentially uncomfortable topic. He is truly informed and very approachable.

Bill Millerd, Artistic Managing Director, Arts Club Theatre Company

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