Marriage & Couple Counselling
Couples, whether married or in a committed relationship, can benefit from marriage counselling by our experienced marriage counsellor. Gain help that resolves relationship conflict, increases sexual intimacy, improves emotional intimacy and strengthens communication. Our long-term relationship and marital counselling service is focused on helping you develop the skills to create a healthy, flourishing relationship. We integrate the theories and methodologies of Dr. Gottman with Choice Theory and Attachment Theory. Our marriage counselling encourages small yet effective change in a short period of time, tending to last only 4-6 sessions. However, occasionally further work may be required to increase the couple's functionality and to improve communication skills.
Saving Your Marriage On Your Own
If you are desperate to save your marriage but your spouse doesn’t want to attend counselling, you can do marriage counselling on your own. You have 100% control over your half of the relationship. By doing something different and probably more effective, you force a change in their reaction because you are behaving differently. This is often more effective than trying to force someone to attend counselling.
We can also help you understand what your partner is saying to you even if they don't attend. Don't make counselling another power struggle between you and your spouse in which you try and force someone to come when they don't want to. If you really want to make your relationship better, don't wait for your spouse to come around- we can help you.
Read our article: Marriage counselling- Going it solo
Also helpful to understand why you don't need your partner is: How you define the problem may ensure you don't solve it
Some of the most common reasons for couple counselling include:
- Emotional Unhappiness/lack of love in relationship
- Communication Issues
- Divorce/Separation Concerns
- Desire to Improve the Relationship
- Arguments/Anger Management Issues
- Sex/Physical Affection Differences
- Conflict escalation without resolution
- Lack of Emotional Intimacy
- Lack of Sexual Intimacy
- Conflict problems
Pre marital counselling service is for couples planning to get married, newlyweds or honeymoon couples looking to develop relationship skills that will nurture successful marriage. A strong marriage requires good relationship and communications skills, as well as a smooth and painless means of conflict resolution – we can help grow these.
When pre-marriage couples are in love it is very easy to overlook nascent issues that show signs of being problematic. While planning to get married no one wants to think about future problems in communication, sexual intimacy or conflict. However, a mature approach to marriage is to realize that love can only sustain a relationship so far and that the ability to have a successful marriage is dependent on a couple’s ability to manage their differences successfully. Pre-marriage couples need effective communication skills to ensure a happy marriage, a good marriage counsellor can ensure these.
Research shows that the global divorce rate by the seventh year of a relationship is 50% and for second marriages the divorce rate is 70%. Clearly, couples can benefit from learning more effective relationship skills for a happy, long and successfully marriage. Don’t become a statistic, work with our marriage counsellor to develop the skills for a successful marriage.
Our pre-marriage and post-marriage counselling by our marriage counsellor will teach you how to satisfy the needs of each person in a relationship. Unlike most classes that just show you incompatibility, our pre-marriage counselling teaches you effective skills to manage expectations, conflict and communication.
Topics typically covered include:
• Communication issues
• Expectations management
• Conflict management
• Problem solving skills enhancement
• Understanding the impact of perception of your partner
Pre-marriage counselling helps couples clarify and define a common relationship platform from which to make relationship goals and decisions. Pre- marriage counselling sessions teach clients marriage communication skills that will help them avoid common negative relationship traps. Our marital counselling service provider is a certified Choice Theory therapist and has completed marriage counselling training with Dr. Gottman, from the Gottman’s Institute – renowned for its marriage counsellors and leading relationship researchers.
Couple Counselling before starting infertility treatments has been found to be an effective measure against the ensuing stress and anxiety of treatments and can help protect and stabilize the marriage. In many countries it is mandatory part of infertility treatments. Our expat couple counsellor will help couples learn good communicaitons skills to resolve the many stressful and difficult issues they will face on the journey to having a baby.