Counselling for relationships Therapy and counselling for couples Many of the challenges that may affect your couple arise from ordinary, everyday life situations – having children, not having children, a move, changes in the workplace, illness, financial challenges, etc. This situation may be directly affecting your emotional, sexual or physical well-being. Our highly qualified therapists will help you identify the challenges you are facing as a couple and begin a dialogue geared towards improving your relationship. By doing so you will be able to take charge of your lives and achieve the goals you set for yourselves as a unified and coherent team. How we can help Our therapists are here to help you address your concerns as a couple, whatever your needs may be… having difficulties with your relationship contemplating forming a new relationship separated and want to improve your situation want to separate with dignity start the intake form Begin your journey with us COVID19 NOTICE All non-essential face-to-face courses and meetings will be held online until further notice. Thank you for understanding. register for an appointment Start your journey with us online self-care Start your journey from home EMERGENCY INFORMATION If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911, go to a local hospital emergency room, or contact one of the following emergency services: Suicide Action Montreal: 514-723-4000 Tel-Aide: 514-935-1101 Drug and Alcohol Help: 1-800-265-2626 Frequently Asked Questions How do I make the most of Couples Therapy? While it’s normal to feel a little uncomfortable the first time you attend couples therapy, your experience overall should be a positive one. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you head into couples counselling. Practicing Honesty. If you are not willing to be open and honest with your partner about issues both past and present, your therapy sessions will end in a stalemate. You cannot fix what you don’t acknowledge. A Therapist can help you open up to one another by asking the right questions. Do the homework. Reflecting on what was discussed during your sessions can help both partners communicate more effectively and doing the exercises that were specifically designed for relationships – can help you discover how they can contribute to the happiness and betterment of the relationship. How long does Couples Therapy Typically Last? Couples therapy may be be a short-term experience to resolve a specific problem but may also involve additional sessions over the course of months or years , if necessary. What can I expect in Couples Therapy? Couples Therapy is a great way for partners to learn to better communicate, problem-solve and set individual and mutual goals for the future. During your couples therapy you will discuss your backgrounds, beliefs, and the issues you are now facing in your marriage. Read our blog post for more information. What happens if I think we need Couples Therapy, but my spouse won’t come? If your partner is unwilling, you may decide to go to couples therapy alone. Ultimately, with the help of a professional counsellor, couple therapy can possibly save your relationship. Experts say that if one partner is ready to speak out and seek help, that relationship may be salvaged. What is Couples Therapy? Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience working with couples (A Marriage and Family Therapist, or MFT) helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflicts and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions.