What is marriage/couples counselling?
Marriage counselling, also called couples counselling/therapy helps couples (married or not) to understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples counselling gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
At HUM, you have the option for each individual to do a comprehensive assessment to determine needs, diagnosis/es and where they are at, or start with couples counselling with one of our providers and go from there.
At HUM, marriage and couples counselling draws from a variety of models and incorporates aspects of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
Marriage counselling is often short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis. Or you may need marriage counselling for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. As with individual counselling, the schedule of your appointments will be determined based on your needs.
Here are typical issues that marriage counselling can help with:
- Substance abuse
- Physical or mental health conditions
- Same-sex relationship issues
- Cultural clashes
- Blended families
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing
- Changing roles, such as retirement
All it takes to get started for marriage or couples counselling at HUM is a phone call and we will explore appropriate options with you.