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Couples Therapy

Making the choice to go to couples therapy
can feel like a very big step.

It involves admitting that things are not perfect in your partnership, which is often hard to do and scary to admit.
We believe that couples therapy should be part of every healthy relationship. Getting started as soon as you notice issues is the most effective way to help repair and rebuild your loving connection.

Couples therapy can help with a number of relationship challenges. The most common can include:

  • Trust has been broken.
  • Arguments are getting more frequent.
  • Communication is poor.
  • Something feels wrong, but you’re not sure what or why.
  • There is something you want your partner to know, but you’ve been unable to tell them.
  • One or both of you becomes dysfunctional during a conflict.
  • You have gone through something devastating that is changing the way you connect with each other.
  • You feel stuck in bad patterns.
  • Emotional intimacy is gone or deeply diminished.
  • Physical intimacy is a problem.

Our goal is to offer therapy in a safe place where you can learn to be vulnerable with your partner about your unmet needs and deeper emotions. We help you learn how to communicate these in more effective and initiate new ways of interaction that result in a more connected and loving relationship.

Free 20 min consultation

Couples Therapy Available:

COUPLES THERAPY

Our therapists draw from many therapeutic modalities during their sessions with couples but primarily use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Most of us tend to argue with our partners about the same things, over and over again. EFT helps draw awareness to some of the underlying emotions you may be feeling in your relationship but may not be aware of.
Our therapists also draw from Dr. John Gottman’s work which integrates research-based interventions to help couples improve the friendship in their relationship and resolve conflict in a positive way.
Our therapists also incorporate Imago Therapy in their sessions, which is based on the theory that there is a connection between frustrations in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. Couples can learn to understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” more empathically, allowing them to heal themselves and their relationships.

Free 20 min consultation

PRE-MARTIAL COUNSELLING: PREPARE AND ENRICH COUPLES ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING PROGRAM

In addition to general couples counselling we also offer pre-marital counselling. Preparing couples for marriage is important, so important that it has been found to reduce the rate of divorce by 30%.  Premarital counselling, coaching, and education are investments in your relationship health and future.
Using a personalized assessment we provide you with a clear analysis of your relationship.  This tailored approach allows your therapist to get to know you on a deeper level. The program helps identify a couple’s strengths and weaknesses, major sources of stress, and develops their communication and conflict-resolution skills.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Session 1: Meet with your Couples Therapist for an initial intake Couple will then complete online assessment individually after session.

Session 2-4: “Assessment in Action” by developing greater understanding of couple’s strengths and growth areas. Couples have an opportunity to go through core workbook exercises between sessions.

Session 5: Wrap up and formulate Continued Enrichment Plan. This can be done by determining if additional counselling is required.

***There is an additional fee of up to $85 for the Prepare and Enrich material (cost of the assessment and couples workbook)

Free 20 min consultation

COUPLES CHECKUP: COUPLES CHECKUP ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING PROGRAM

Deepening your connection in your relationship though a periodic check-in can be beneficial to enriching your marriage. Life changes such as parenting, career, family responsibilities and health can be impactful to the vibrancy of relationships. Investing time and space to reconnect with your partner can reignite companionship, romance and commitment. The practical assessment tool, Prepare and Enrich Check-up, helps revaluate the strengths in your relationship and the opportunities to grow in.
The assessment tool used is a scientifically sound instrument, which allows the couple and Couples Therapist to get a short snapshot of the couple’s relationship as whole. This promotes an opportunity to dive into the results and have a safe place for meaningful conversation around various areas of the couple relationship.

Free 20 min consultation