Therapeutic Christian marriage retreats with George Hartwell

           Christian marriage counselor George Hartwell provides Christian marriage counseling


  • caring empathic therapist

  • 40 years marriage counseling experience
  • Masters degree - University of Calgary
  • accountable to a board of reference


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Recent comment from couple work

"Here is what is hard for me to say without tears. Thank you for so changing my life. You manage to say things in a way that helps us to understand without feeling judged or condemned. You have given (my husband) a better understanding of who I am and permission to move his mother out of first place in his life."

Minister of Pastoral Care and Counselling at a Toronto Church

“I would recommend George Hartwell as one of the finest and most effective Christian therapists I know. George is an experienced Christian therapist who uses prayer and the Word of God in a caring and compassionate way. To me he is a true Christian Therapist who uses spiritual techniques in a skilled way to bring people to wholeness in Christ.”

Contact George if you want to speak to this local minister who has referred several to me.

Kelly and Will (USA) on family counseling retreat

"The family counseling retreat was very beneficial for me becasue it gave me a better persective how to more directly give a positive influence toward the needs of my family.  And even though there wasn't a whole lot for me personally that I felt needed inner healing, it was still good to see the freedom I've acquired to speak on past issues that i've struggled with." (Kelly)

"George has godly insight to how strongholds are formed in our minds and how to break free from those unhealthy way of thinking.  I cam away also with new ways to respond to my family and enhance communication." (Will)

Brian D of Staynor policeman of 25 years after couple's retreat:

"The benefits of this couple's retreat far exceeded my expectations. The fears I had were not justified. I am pleased with a newer understanding of myself. I am very much more comfortable in my relationship with God."

"I can honestly say that I feel I was walking in darkness; that I was searching. And I believe I have learned how to pray and as a result I have stepped out of the darkness. I am very grateful."

Comments fron a Christian couple's retreat:

Dear George,
Being in your presence, as you reflected the unconditional love and acceptance of our Lord Jesus, allowed the healing process to begin for us. As our week on our Christian couple retreat progressed, I was amazed at the ease and speed at which we found ourselves miraculously in touch with, and being healed of strongholds and root issues. The Lord himself was guiding our sessions. What happened here in one week, through your prayer counseling methods coupled with your love, would have taken years to happen&ldots;if ever.
Thank you George from the bottom of our hearts,

Gene A. (Toronto, Ontario) writes after individual sessions:

"I desperately needed someone to talk with and help me work out the struggles that I was facing. George was the first therapist I had ever sat down with and with him I felt completely relaxed. His healing prayer therapy had a tremendously positive effect on my life; I literally was freed from strongholds that were at work in my life. I am very grateful to George and sincerely recommend him."

Sharon D. (Beaton, Ontario) writes after individual sessions:

"When I started counselling I knew theoretically that emotional healing was possible but I did not believe it in my heart. I dared not allow myself to hope for fear of disappointment. Six months later, I am amazed at the results. Not only has God given me tremendous insight into my emotional scars and the lies I had believed, He has also replaced these with His truth.
I have experienced phenomenal healing and am now confident that complete healing is possible in the immediate future. The added bonus is that, throughout this process, Jesus has become very real, personal and dear to me."

Madeline R.  (Toronto, Ontario) wrote after individual sessions:

"My birth was at the very time that my mother was in grief over the loss of her mother. It seemed that I was born at the wrong time; that I was a pain. I became super responsible – thought everything was my fault.  However, in a prayer encounter, I saw God the Father proudly holding me in his arms and showing “His daughter” to everyone. There was a welcome party at my birth! A celebration!
This brought an explosion of joy and new life to my heart. Now, instead of shrinking away from life, I want to come forth. I have much less feeling of depression and of giving up on life."

Wendy M,  (Orillia, Ontario, Canada) writes after individual Listening Prayer Therapy sessions:

George, I found it hard to put my thoughts into words but I hope this helps and is what you are looking for.
"I had struggled for years with these feelings:  vagueness, confusion, misunderstanding, anger, sadness and insecurity to name but a few.

I guess I was surprised that I could have an encounter with God so easily and that He was so willing to heal me right then, right there. I realize now that I had an incomplete understanding of God and who He was and looking back, a great deal of unbelief about what God could to and wanted to do.

I believe George's faith has been and is instrumental in Listening Prayer Therapy.  It is he who guided me and instructed me in how to listen to God and to have the same faith in what I was experiencing.

I know in my heart that God is Love, He loves me, He is on my side and is always there for me.  For my part, I need to be honest with Him and totally open, He does the rest.

 I always thank God for George and how he has helped me and my family.  He is able to lead me through my confusion and distractions to an encounter with the Living God in whom there is abundant life and healing!  Praise God!" Love Wendy

Elizabeth F. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) individual support in a crisis:

I came to George in a lot of pain, feeling desperate and looking for answers. George helped me to come to an understanding of myself and how to better handle my situation.
George, your support and guidance in this time of crisis has been valuable and much appreciated.

Reference Comments from Christian clergy:

Rev. Andy Leroux

priest at St. Ninians Anglican church, Toronto and Chairperson of the Bishop's Spirituality Committee.   Comment: ""I have known George for many years ...as friend and colleague. I highly recommend George as a man of integrity, and would have no trouble recommending him as a wise counsellor. "

Father Bill Comerford

Bill is now Director of Service for the Charismatic Service Team of Ontario. He is a member of the Redemptorist Community and vicar Superior of the Perpetual Help Residence in Toronto. Rev. Comerford can be reached at (416) 789-3217. Comment:  "I recommend George as a counsellor. He is a wise man with much experience. God Bless, Bill"

Bill Comerford has worked closely with George on the Fellowship for Renewal in Toronto.  He is a Catholic priest who has been in supportive roles toward the charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church.

Rev Paul White

Based on observations of George's intensive therapy: "The nice thing from my perspective is that out of the many things in a person's  past and in the aspects of yourself that you are not even aware of, Jesus leads just exactly to the spot that needs to be dealt with. It gets dealt with and then you are to the next spot.  So the precision in dealing with what has to be dealt with is a nice part of this."

Paul White has known George for many years.  HIs experience was as pastor to Vineyard congregations at Toronto Airport and Scarborough.

Contact Information:

Phone now to contact George.  Phone (416) 234-1850 in Toronto. 

An emergency consultation can be arranged within 48 hours.  Just say: "It is urgent that I talk with you within 48 hours."  For payment by credit card e-mail me

Office is suite 123 - 1454 Dundas Stree East in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  Near intersection of Dixie Road and Dundas Highway.  Above the Thrift Store.

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Contact: (416) 234-1850 or (877) 854-3990   Office: 123 1454 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario. L4X 1L4

Fee: $120 per hour.

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Regular marriage counselling is available at my office in Mississauga (125 1454 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario. L4X 1L4).  These sessions are 90 minutes long and are effective at solving problems in marriages by building a secure marital bond. 

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