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

Potholes and Pitfalls.

Unfortunately, before the hiccup in our planet’s history which we are experiencing at the moment, I forgot to bring my blog to my present location.  The local technology cannot handle shared devices so I am having to start again after a 6 week gap and without the...

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Will my therapist see me in the light of Coronavirus?

Wherever you look at present our responses to Coronavirus are changing the ways we live our lives.  Whether it is in searching for hand sanitiser, or stockpiling pasta, or self isolating, or working from home, life has changed in the last couple of weeks –...

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Are your parents too intrusive in your relationship?

In my consulting room I am often not just sitting with a couple who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship but often with a couple who metaphorically bring their parents with them to every session and spend more time talking about their relationship with...

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Potholes and Pitfalls.

Unfortunately, before the hiccup in our planet’s history which we are experiencing at the moment, I forgot to bring my blog to my present location.  The local technology cannot handle shared devices so I am having to start again after a 6 week gap and without the...

read more

Will my therapist see me in the light of Coronavirus?

Wherever you look at present our responses to Coronavirus are changing the ways we live our lives.  Whether it is in searching for hand sanitiser, or stockpiling pasta, or self isolating, or working from home, life has changed in the last couple of weeks –...

read more

Are your parents too intrusive in your relationship?

In my consulting room I am often not just sitting with a couple who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship but often with a couple who metaphorically bring their parents with them to every session and spend more time talking about their relationship with...

read more

Is Fleabagging your drug of choice?

Huge respect to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for her amazingly creative and groundbreaking tv series, but the term ‘Fleabag’ actually originated in 1839 and was a noun used to describe an inferior bug infested rooming house - a place that should be inviting but proves to...

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