Premarriage Counselling

Any major transition in life benefits from thought and preparation.

When a couple makes the decision to arrange a wedding or a civil partnership, premarital counselling can help them explore their expectations, their plans for the future, and what might be involved when sharing their lives together. Individual styles of relating, which are often based on past family and life experiences, can be explored and understood. The counselling may include identifying the particular elements that their relationship needs to flourish and succeed, and how they will accept and manage their differences.

With the aim of creating a healthy, trusting and secure base to the relationship, our counsellors sensitively offer couples the opportunity to discuss and examine their shared intentions as well as their personal needs, hopes and longings. Finding mutual agreement on important values and principles can help avoid many pitfalls.

Working collaboratively with the counsellor, the couple can consider their attitudes to a variety of important topics:

  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Beliefs and values
  • Sex and affection
  • Finances
  • Differences and disagreement
  • Conflict and managing anger
  • Children and parenting
  • Family relationships

Coupleworks Therapists

Coupleworks is a group of six highly experienced relationship counsellors and psychosexual therapists. 

Since 2004 Coupleworks therapists have offered couples the opportunity to explore and understand their relationships and each other within an empathetic and understanding space.

Coupleworks counsellors offer counselling remotely via Skype and in person at their individual private practices based across London.

Coupleworks Blogs

Special Occasions. Managing stress and anxiety.

There are expectations around special occasions which can become stressful and anxious. These in turn can reflect negatively on the couple's interaction in all different life stages, cultures and religions. Shoulds and oughts which dominate on Special days in the...

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Vulnerability is the heartbeat of relationships

Recently I watched the TED talk I have posted above by Anne Power. In it she explores the pioneering work of John Bowlby, particularly in relationship to Attachment Theory.  But what struck me particularly was one of her final sentences “Vulnerability is the heartbeat...

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Special Occasions. Managing stress and anxiety.

There are expectations around special occasions which can become stressful and anxious. These in turn can reflect negatively on the couple's interaction in all different life stages, cultures and religions. Shoulds and oughts which dominate on Special days in the...

read more

Vulnerability is the heartbeat of relationships

Recently I watched the TED talk I have posted above by Anne Power. In it she explores the pioneering work of John Bowlby, particularly in relationship to Attachment Theory.  But what struck me particularly was one of her final sentences “Vulnerability is the heartbeat...

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A Book List – some recommendations

As a relationship therapist I am frequently asked for recommendations of thought provoking books on personal relationships that can help open up discussion.   Therapy offers both individual clients and couples the chance to examine issues from a different perspective,...

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