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Couples Counselling - Marriage Counselling

Love brought you together but as life’s pressures ensue, your relationship may suffer. Having children, losing a job, moving house, emptying the nest, extra family relationships, and health issues can be a catalyst for relationship breakdown. It’s rare that a partner is blind-sided completely by their partner (though this does happen to some) but rather a gradual drifting apart that is the greatest threat to relationship satisfaction.

Picture of a couple talking to each other
As it is often difficult to perceive a slowly drifting separation, here are some signs that you and your partner should seek couples counselling:

  • You remember and dwell on the negative aspects of the relationship more than the positive.
  • Conflict rarely gets resolved.
  • There is violence or abuse (physical, emotional, drug or alcohol).
  • You rarely laugh together.
  • You feel you or your partner are having or in danger of having an affair.
  • You avoid sharing your true feelings with your partner to minimise conflict.
  • Depression or other health problems are recurring.
  • There seems to be secrets and trust is missing.
  • Loss of desire for sexual intimacy.

In couples counselling, you and your partner meet together with the therapist where the relationship, rather than the two individuals, is the “client”. Sometimes couples counselling works best alongside individual counselling and your therapist can advise and arrange for this as well.

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Family Therapy
Consider exploring family therapy to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen your family’s bonds, creating a more harmonious and understanding home environment that benefits everyone.
Pre-Marital and Re-Marriage Counselling
As you prepare for marriage, using tools like the Prepare-Enrich Assessment, can enhance your communication skills and understanding of each other, addressing common marital issues and strengthening your commitment and intimacy.
Pam Lowe
Pam offers Online counselling tailored to your needs, drawing on her over 1,700 hours of experience to support clients dealing with various issues like anxiety, depression, Autism, trauma, and addiction, while also incorporating spiritual beliefs when requested. Works with Individuals and Couples. Provides Supervision.
Tim Allyn
Individual, Couples, Young Persons, Pre-Marital and Family Counsellor with Dundee Counselling. Tim has over 10,000 hours (14 years) experience in counselling and has a special interest in helping people heal from their past trauma and abuse.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to counselling / therapy, here are some helpful answers to the top questions people ask when seeking out a counselling service. For any others please send us a question via our contact page.
Online Counselling - Teletherapy
Online counselling therapy is a way for you to engage in counselling using internet technology such as telephone or webcam video. See if online counselling is the right option for you!