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

When things keep going wrong

As I write this blog no one, I think, and that includes Emma Raducanu herself, knows if her body is up to playing a string of matches at this year’s Wimbledon.  Despite some successes, on several occasions since winning the U.S. Open she has been forced to...

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Gridlock in a Couple Relationship

‘All couples have some irreconcilable differences. But when partners can’t find a way to accommodate these personal disagreements, the result is gridlock…’ [The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work’ Gottman & Silver] When couples gridlock over momentous...

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Do you feel lonely in your relationship?

It is very fitting that LONELINESS is this year’s theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.   According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in four adults feel lonely some or all the time. There is no single cause and there’s no one solution as we...

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When things keep going wrong

As I write this blog no one, I think, and that includes Emma Raducanu herself, knows if her body is up to playing a string of matches at this year’s Wimbledon.  Despite some successes, on several occasions since winning the U.S. Open she has been forced to...

read more

Gridlock in a Couple Relationship

‘All couples have some irreconcilable differences. But when partners can’t find a way to accommodate these personal disagreements, the result is gridlock…’ [The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work’ Gottman & Silver] When couples gridlock over momentous...

read more

Do you feel lonely in your relationship?

It is very fitting that LONELINESS is this year’s theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.   According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in four adults feel lonely some or all the time. There is no single cause and there’s no one solution as we...

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Do we really need a holiday?

‘Overworked’, ‘burnt out’, ‘super stressed’, ‘under appreciated’ and just plain exhausted. These are comments that we, at Coupleworks, regularly hear from our clients. Often these phrases are mentioned as casual asides to the more critical issues that are brought to...

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