In Couple Counselling, you and your partner commit to working together with your therapist in counselling sessions. You all engage in an open, therapist-facilitated dialogue about your relationship needs and develop the communication and problem-solving skills necessary to resolve conflict and other relationship struggles, such as (though not limited to):
- Affair Recovery
- Conflict Resolution
- Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA)
- Pre-Marital Counselling
Please contact us or complete our “Request Your First Counselling Session” form today to schedule your first counselling session with your therapist. Please note that barring any potential obstacles to Couple Counselling (such as, though not limited to, a restraining order), you and your partner both need to attend your first counselling session together for your therapist to fully assess your Couple Counselling needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Couple Counselling:
No, our counselling center is non-denominational and we welcome you and your partner as clients regardless of your religious or spiritual affiliations, cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Each of our therapists is a professionally trained Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and treats a diversity of clients through numerous therapeutic modalities. Christian counselling is merely one of many possible counselling options available to you and your partner from our therapists. If you and your partner do wish to integrate your religious faiths or spiritual beliefs into your counselling sessions, please inform your therapist. He or she embraces your input into your counselling process and seeks to incorporate both of your personal preferences into his or her treatment plan for your relationship.
Counselling may be very beneficial to you and your partner in many ways. For example, the simple act of confidentially disclosing your relationship problems to your therapist may provide both of you with great relief, as may discovering that you and your partner are not alone in your private struggle and that many supports are available for your relationship. The most important element in your counselling progress is the trusting and supportive professional partnership between you, your partner, and your therapist. By scheduling an appointment with one of our therapists to discuss your relationship situation, you and your partner can receive his or her feedback about how counselling may be of specific assistance to your relationship.
During your first counselling session, you, your partner, and your therapist may confer about the number of counselling sessions that you possibly require based upon your relationship concerns and the shared goals that you, your partner, and your therapist may seek to achieve together. The frequency of your counselling sessions may vary from weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly to more occasional appointments. Together, you, your partner, and your therapist can determine a treatment plan that best suits your unique relationship needs and scheduling availability.
Unfortunately, we do not offer child-minding services at this time. Please prepare alternative childcare arrangements during your appointments.
If a restraining order is currently in effect, you need to either delay Couple Counselling until the restraining order expires or follow legal procedures to have it revoked. At your first counselling session, we need you to present official documentation proving that the restraining order is actually expired or revoked. In the meantime, however, we can also schedule two separate appointments (that is, one appointment for you and a different appointment for your partner) for your therapist to assess your relationship needs and your level of emotional safety prior to proceeding with Couple Counselling. Please contact us for additional information.