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Benefits of Couples Counselling

Jonathan Riley

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer

While individual therapy can and does help people deal with relationship issues on their own, sometimes it’s helpful for a couple to attend therapy together to sort through difficulties. Marriage and couples counselling is a type of counselling that offers a safe environment for couples to explore difficulties, overcome obstacles, and work toward common goals.

Couples therapy and marriage counselling offers many benefits, among them:

  • Fixing a specific relationship issue
  • Improving communication (both listening and talking skills)
  • Rebuilding lost trust
  • Establishing healthy boundaries to balance individuality and togetherness
  • Reconnecting or rekindling diminished feelings of love, closeness, friendship, and intimacy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Recognising unhealthy behaviours and learning new, healthier actions
  • Increasing each person’s understanding of and empathy toward the other
  • Enhancing cooperation
  • Coping with one (or both) partners’ chronic mental or physical health issues

The process to couples therapy can feel daunting in-it-of-itself, especially if you have never experienced it before. To alleviate any initial anxiety, schedule a free consultation with a My Practice Counsellor to determine if you are a good fit before beginning the counselling process and ask these questions.

  1. What are your specialities?
  2. How comfortable are you with supporting us with the needs that we have?
  3. What does your process look like?
  4. How would you describe your counselling style?
  5. What can we expect from you as our therapist?
  6. How much do you charge?
  7. How long do sessions last?
  8. Do you advise a certain number of sessions?

Based off the answers to these questions and your sense of the therapist’s personality and style, you both may have a better idea of who you’d like to work with. If you’re interested in scheduling a free 15 minute consultation with us, book online today.