Counselling Services

Counselling is available to those who request this service when making reservations at Fairhaven.   Counselling is also available virtually in the privacy of your home or office. 

Sensitive to the breadth of faith traditions, we serve all Christian denominations, missions and para-church organizations.

Tony Schnare

Tony Schnare serves as the counsellor on site. With over twenty years of counselling and ministry experience, Tony is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Tony  is a Certified Canadian Counsellor – Supervisor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

There are times when leaders are faced with difficult crises in their ministries or to employ, Henri Nouwen's language, when personal woundedness impacts our capacity to serve as instruments of God's healing. At Fairhaven counselling is focused on providing a safe listening presence where leaders can process, work through, and find encouragement, support, and healing in the midst of crises, unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving, and growth seasons of life. The goal of our pastoral counselling is to support leaders in moving to a healthier space where Jesus' touch transforms pain into a resource that can inform. strengthen, and empower effective ministry and daily relationships. Life, as God intended, is to be freed to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as ourselves (Mark 12: 28–31). Discovering how Jesus is at work in the lives of leaders and nudging this forward is our desire!

Counselling at Fairhaven encompasses marriage and family life, ministry setting and workplace, conflict, crisis, stress, burnout, depression, grief, loss, addictions, transition and soul-care. 

Counselling is $150/hr.


#1-8191 Rogers Road
Vernon, BC V1B 3M8