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

Do as you would be done by.

The above quote by Mary Wakefield in Water Babies sometimes comes into my mind when I set a task for a couple who are having difficult communication problems. The task involves them talking about what their idea of a ‘couple’ is and what they feel they need from each...

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What to do when your Therapist gets in wrong

Most therapeutic relationships start with what psychotherapists call the ‘positive transference’ between client and therapist. This is where the client projects their positive feelings on to the therapist based on their experience of a “good object’ from previous...

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How do we cope with difference in our relationship?

Difference is a factor common to every relationship. Whether it is foods or sex or hobbies or other interests each partner will have their own preferences and these are things that can bring life and energy to the relationship as well as being things that need to...

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Do as you would be done by.

The above quote by Mary Wakefield in Water Babies sometimes comes into my mind when I set a task for a couple who are having difficult communication problems. The task involves them talking about what their idea of a ‘couple’ is and what they feel they need from each...

read more

What to do when your Therapist gets in wrong

Most therapeutic relationships start with what psychotherapists call the ‘positive transference’ between client and therapist. This is where the client projects their positive feelings on to the therapist based on their experience of a “good object’ from previous...

read more

How do we cope with difference in our relationship?

Difference is a factor common to every relationship. Whether it is foods or sex or hobbies or other interests each partner will have their own preferences and these are things that can bring life and energy to the relationship as well as being things that need to...

read more

Can a relationship survive the discovery of an affair?

‘The revelation of an affair is eviscerating. If you really want to gut a relationship, to tear out the very heart of it, infidelity is a sure bet. It is betrayal on so many levels: deceit, abandonment, rejection, humiliation - all the things love promised to protect...

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