Marriage & Couples Counselling
We understand you and your spouse are in a challenging time and may be reluctant to “put yourself out there”. You can rest assured, your issues will be respected and treated with the utmost of sensitivity. Our approach will safeguard your personal dignity. We don’t take sides; rather we carefully listen to each person’s position and mediate healthy communication between you and your partner. By providing a safe environment the root of the problem is addressed and corrected allowing you to build a conflict-free relationship you can feel proud of.
We would like to invite you to work with us at our private and comfortable office. To arrange a convenient one-50 minute session simply call 705.220.3599. Don’t give up…there is always hope.
Call us today to get started in a new direction.
REASONS TO SEEK THERAPY/COUNSELLING
- To be successful in your relationship
- For your family’s well-being
- To regain trust, love and stability in your life
- Because your relationship is an investment and worth fighting for!
- There is so much pain and suffering involved in seperation and divorce
- Most conflict is just a matter of misunderstanding and poor communication
- It is never too late to seek help and support
- Counselling is an effective method of sorting out issues and restoring communication between couples
- It might NOT be “greener on the other side” but you will still have to mow the grass!
In our confidential sessions we take a non-judgmental, un-biased stance allowing you to talk freely and without fear of being judged. Through experience and thoughtful consideration we will locate the area that is creating a wedge in your relationship. With willingness and effort on your part results occur right away.
You will sense at the end of session one that there is renewed hope in your relationship. Hope is the beginning and foundation of the therapy process and is vital in moving forward. Remember – couples therapy does not need to be a long, drawn out process.
HOW IT WORKS
There are no hard and fast rules to how couples therapy works but generally a couple will come to the first session together. We don’t waste time – we start talking about your concerns and the specific areas you would like to focus on right away. Before you leave our first session, We will provide feedback, we will discuss a plan of action, direction is given and our next steps will be determined. You are not obligated in any way to commit to a certain number of sessions. This is your choice and you are in the driver’s seat. You book your sessions at you see fit, one at a time, weekly or bi-weekly.
Sometimes it does not work out that both you and your partner remain in counselling. This is perfectly ok. You can work with us one-on-one and address your issues of concern. You cannot go wrong with efforts to improve yourself. We are ultimately responsible for ourselves and oftentimes the changes we make within can have a positive effect on the dynamic of your marriage or relationship.
We also offer individual therapy for those who are experiencing difficult feelings of anger, sorrow or grief as a result of a separation or divorce.
Is Your Relationship in Trouble?
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
- How often do you compliment your partner? Have you told them lately – they are the most beautiful person in the world, what a good parent they have become, what a great meal they made.
- Do you treat your partner with respect?
- When was the last time you set aside some time and asked your partner out on a date?
- When was the last time you told your partner that you believed in them?
- When your partner wants to talk intimately do you give them your full attention?
- How often do you encourage your partner and tell them that you love them?
- Have you ever thought about what your partner’s love language is? It could be as simple as taking care of the children for the afternoon so they can have a break OR sweeping the floor.
- Have you considered your partner’s needs lately? When was the last time you set aside time for sex with your partner?
Barnet R. Brickner