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

What has Covid-19 taught us.

As a Coupleworks therapist, I have always respected my clients and their agenda for coming into therapy, no matter what the presenting problem seems to be.  During the last 15 months, my respect and admiration has grown for people in very difficult circumstances, who...

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Jealousy: How to Embrace it and Talk about It

With lockdown slowly coming to an end, we are slowly interacting with more people. For some couples, this is a welcomed relief to spend time other than our partner but for some, it can bring up feelings of jealousy that have laid dormant throughout lockdown. Dr. Ari...

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Wedding Season….

With Harry and Meghan’s reflections on their own wedding day at Windsor, and Carrie and Boris beating the media pundits and enjoying a very private ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, weddings, and all that surrounds them, have been very much in the news in recent...

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What has Covid-19 taught us.

As a Coupleworks therapist, I have always respected my clients and their agenda for coming into therapy, no matter what the presenting problem seems to be.  During the last 15 months, my respect and admiration has grown for people in very difficult circumstances, who...

read more

Jealousy: How to Embrace it and Talk about It

With lockdown slowly coming to an end, we are slowly interacting with more people. For some couples, this is a welcomed relief to spend time other than our partner but for some, it can bring up feelings of jealousy that have laid dormant throughout lockdown. Dr. Ari...

read more

Wedding Season….

With Harry and Meghan’s reflections on their own wedding day at Windsor, and Carrie and Boris beating the media pundits and enjoying a very private ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, weddings, and all that surrounds them, have been very much in the news in recent...

read more

Anxious Times and Quietening the Mind’s ‘Chatter’

‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf’ (Jon Kabut-Zinn) ‘The way you tell the story to yourself matters’ (Amy Cuddy) Since the first news of the pandemic we have been aware of a global thrum of anxiety which has impacted on us individually to varying...

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