Marriage and/or Relationship Issues, Pre-Marital Counselling Counsellors

Marriage and/or Relationship Issues, Pre-Marital Counselling

Entering into a relationship means merging your life with another person, understanding his or her flaws, quirks and beliefs. With marriage rates declining and divorce statistics set at 50%, it is clear that people are increasingly challenged by marriage and relationship issues, and many lack effective ways to address them. So how can we bridge the gap to understanding our partners better and enjoying romantic bliss?

Many factors affect the interpersonal relationship between two partners who are a couple and sometimes it's hard to see the cause of conflict or friction in a relationship. While some people find divorce to be the best or only option, other people speak to counsellors and psychologists  in a bid to try salvage the relationship.

Signs that indicate a need for couples counselling include poor communication in a relationship, affairs, living past one another, inability to resolve marriage of couples' issues, and acting out negative feelings. When divorce seems like the only option, or if a couple is staying together for the kids' sake, that's a sure sign that therapy is needed.

Therapists do not necessarily  believe that all marriages can be salvaged, but counselling can often help even some of the most challenged relationships.  Through talk therapy, the couple will discover again why they fell in love and what they can do to get back to that place in their marriage. They use a range of effective, proven methods to help couples in any situation to restore intimacy and move past the hurt and wounds to a safe and comfortable place.

The concrete tools used by marriage therapists provide guidance in a supportive and encouraging setting and empower clients to restructure their thoughts and emotions. It helps the couple to work with each other, instead of on one another, helping each individual to find the person he or she is at the core level and to build a happy union.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who works with  couples you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Premarital counselling is the one aspect that most couples overlook during their wedding preparations. The wedding often takes precedence over the marriage, and couples fail to plan for their developing marriages. Premarital counselling can be a very helpful investment in a happy, loving married life.

People who come from different family backgrounds, experiences and mindsets deal with issues differently. Our different temperaments, values and personalities, as well as emotional baggage can play a major role in how we treat our partners and potential relationship issues. Premarital counselling provides a toolkit to help manage potentially harmful issues that stem from our differences. A good marriage requires not only trust and commitment, but partners should also be willing to assess their own processes, rather than laying the blame on their partner.

The purpose of premarital counselling is to prepare couples for the changing dynamics of married life. While a partner's quirks may be cute and adorable during the courting days, it may become irritating as time goes by. Premarital counselling provides an ideal opportunity for a couple to explore their relationship dynamics and to explore areas of potential conflict or issues. It will help them to develop the essential communication skills they will need to negotiate conflict.

Premarital counselling will help a couple to resolve their differences in a way that empowers the individuals while strengthening their emotional connection. Therapists use a number of strategies to help develop healthy and strong relationships by laying a firm foundation for a solid relationship. Premarital counselling helps to build a thriving marriage on the foundation of two healthy, conscious partners.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who offers premarital counselling and couple's issues you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

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Marilee Sigal

Psy.D., RCC

Lorill Drummund

M.Ed., RCC
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Mary Gillis

M.A., RCC

Jim Smith

M.A., RCC

Lisa Catallo

M.A., RCC

Kaela Scott

M.Couns., RCC
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Sue Goldswain

Ph.D., R.Psych

Bianca Rucker

Ph.D., RMFT
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Sophie McEntee

MFT, RCC

Jan Sutherland

M.Sc., RMFT

Joe Ramirez

M.Couns., CCC

John Boland

M.Ed., CCC

Jill Koehler

M.Couns., RCC
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Mary Khashabi

Ph.D., RCC

Meredith MacKenzie

M.A., RCC

Colin Evans

M.A., RCC

Holly Stepaniuk

Psy.D., R.Psych

Iona Monk

M.A., RCC

Kim Boivin

M.Ed., RCC
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Leslie Malchy

M.A., RCC
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Peter Williamson

Ph.D., R.Psych

Gloria Lee

M.C., RCC

Diana Kollar

M.A., RCC
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Tammy MacLeod

M.A., RCC

Ruth Skutezky

M.A., RCC

Peter Vaughan

M.A., RCC

Eryn Wicker

M.A., RCC

Toni Pieroni

M.A., RCC
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Teesha Morgan

M.A., CCC

Gwen Scott

M.C., RCC

Kim Watt

M.A., RCC

Michal Regev

Ph.D., R.Psych

Tamara Knott

M.A., RCC

Serina Islam

Ph.D., RCC