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Couple counseling


Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways. This type of couple counseling focuses on improving the couple relationship by attempting to improve positive exchanges while decreasing negative interactions.

Marriage in our times is undergoing a lot of change and difficulties are bound to come up. We all know romantic relationships are hard work.

Work on your marital/relationship conflicts and personal struggles as a couple through marriage and couple counseling.

What Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience working with couples, helps two people involved in a romantic/married relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. General Elements are:

  • A clear establishment of treatment objectives.
  • A focus on a specific problem (sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, jealousy, cheating)
  • Active participation on the part of the therapist in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately.
  • Solution-focused, change-oriented interventions early on in treatment.

What to Expect in Couples Therapy?

History Taking

Typically, couples therapy begins with some standard interview questions regarding the history of the relationship as well as deep diving into each partner’s family-of-origin, values and cultural background. The therapist also might use the initial sessions for crisis intervention if necessary.


The couples therapist will then assist the couple in identifying the issue that will be the focus of treatment, establishing treatment goals and planning a structure for treatment.


During treatment, the therapist will help the couple gain insight into the relational dynamics creating the problem and guide both partners to understand their roles in the dysfunctional interactions.

This greater insight will help them change the way they perceive the relationship and each other.

Behaviour modification is another aspect that your counsellor will work on.

Couples therapists will often assign partners homework to apply the skills they have learned in therapy to their day-to-day interactions.

Most couples come away from therapy with greater knowledge of their relational patterns and with the necessary skills to effectively communicate and problem-solve with their partners.

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