Marriage counselling or couples counselling is a type of therapy specifically designed to help couples work through any major issues they face in their relationship. Through active listening and tailored activities or discussions, marriage counselling can give couples the chance to gain insight into how they perceive one another and interact.
With the guidance of a professional marriage counsellor, married couples can address underlying conflicts in their relationships and learn communication strategies that can help them resolve conflict respectfully. Some of these conflicts include:
- Challenges with blended families
- Lack of sexual and emotional intimacy
- Infidelity and/or temptations to cheat
- Jealousy, insecurity, and trust issues
- Coping with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety
- Traumatic experiences, such as a death or major illness in the family
- Recurring arguments or tension
- Communication problems
- Emotional or physical abuse recovery
- LGBTQ identity and family acceptance issues
Marriage counselling in Burlington, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas provides couples with the opportunity to learn more about themselves, learn what may have gone wrong in their relationship, and find ways for reconnecting emotionally and spiritually. Couples therapy can help you and your partner in the following ways:
- Improve trust and confidence in the relationship
- Increase intimacy
- Improve parenting techniques
- Heal from traumatic experiences together
- Gain a new perspective on various mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression, and learn how they may be affecting your relationship
- Reduce arguments and improve communication
At Family Matters Centre, our couples counsellors, parenting therapists, and child therapists use a variety of techniques to help families find more effective ways of communicating and supporting one another.
Some common forms of marriage counselling involve tapping into emotional intelligence, helping couples resolve conflicts in healthier ways, as well as investigating individual experiences that may be getting in the way of intimacy. Ultimately, our relationship counselling aims to provide a safe and confidential space for married couples and parents to strengthen their connection and foster a sense of mutual trust.
Our couples therapy sessions at our Burlington location start at $155 per hour, plus HST and our family sessions are $175 per hour, plus HST. Most fees are covered through extended health benefit plans. If you do not have workplace benefits, you may be able to claim marriage counselling sessions as medical expenses on your personal income taxes.
Family Matters Centre provides quality marriage counselling in Burlington and the surrounding areas to help couples of all ages. With resilience, insight and skill-building, our experienced and qualified marriage counsellors deliver a tailored approach making sure each couple’s needs are met in the best possible way.
We also provide a safe and non-judgmental space for partners to share their feelings, listen to each other’s perspectives with empathy, understand their own mental health and relationship dynamics, develop their communication skills, find ways to manage conflict cooperatively, negotiate priorities and obligations, and set narrative practices that sustain relationships over the long run. At Family Matters Centre, we are dedicated to helping couples heal from trauma, build healthy attachments, and create strong bonds that last a lifetime.
If you are interested in learning more about our couples therapists in Burlington, call us today at (905) 466-8023 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.