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

Blended Families: Negotiating Step-parenting

January resolutions for a better, more peaceful or more creative 2022? Many people will still be trying to recover after the dust has settled post-holiday season.  Any occasion that brings loved ones together can be a time of great joy, but sadly...

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities. Covid’s unexpected legacy. The following blog was written 4 weeks ago.  I have left it as it is even although it is now out of date because it does illustrate how quickly things change at the moment.  It does, however, still have the same...

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Does Having Children Make Couples Happy?

Paul Bloom, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, asks the question in his article “What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness”. He states that most research has found that having children is terrible for quality of life but adds that the truth about what...

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Blended Families: Negotiating Step-parenting

January resolutions for a better, more peaceful or more creative 2022? Many people will still be trying to recover after the dust has settled post-holiday season.  Any occasion that brings loved ones together can be a time of great joy, but sadly...

read more

Responsibilities

Responsibilities. Covid’s unexpected legacy. The following blog was written 4 weeks ago.  I have left it as it is even although it is now out of date because it does illustrate how quickly things change at the moment.  It does, however, still have the same...

read more

Does Having Children Make Couples Happy?

Paul Bloom, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, asks the question in his article “What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness”. He states that most research has found that having children is terrible for quality of life but adds that the truth about what...

read more

Endings and Beginnings

Looking back at our recent blogs it’s no surprise that COVID and its consequences have dominated so much of our thinking and therapeutic practice at Coupleworks. Along with most therapists we have been finding that lockdown, WFH, social distancing and everything else...

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