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

Why Little Things Matter

2020 will go down as a year in which almost everything changed, but one thing that has not is the usual outpouring of the Christmas advertisements.  MacDonald’s asks ‘Are you Reindeer Ready?’, whilst Tesco, encouraging us all to indulge ourselves, proclaims...

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Managing Uncertainty during Lockdown

For therapists, uncertainty is an issue that often comes up in therapy and never more so than now.  It feels that over the past eight months when the first lockdown started, couples therapy sessions became more focused on uncertainty and anxiety than I can...

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It’s not all doom and gloom

Nights drawing in, Covid anxiety, winter blues, Christmas panic, it’s all going horribly wrong Or is it?  Many therapists are currently inundated with enquiries. Each client bringing their own dilemma, or needing a place to reflect, or wanting...

read more

Why Little Things Matter

2020 will go down as a year in which almost everything changed, but one thing that has not is the usual outpouring of the Christmas advertisements.  MacDonald’s asks ‘Are you Reindeer Ready?’, whilst Tesco, encouraging us all to indulge ourselves, proclaims...

read more

Managing Uncertainty during Lockdown

For therapists, uncertainty is an issue that often comes up in therapy and never more so than now.  It feels that over the past eight months when the first lockdown started, couples therapy sessions became more focused on uncertainty and anxiety than I can...

read more

It’s not all doom and gloom

Nights drawing in, Covid anxiety, winter blues, Christmas panic, it’s all going horribly wrong Or is it?  Many therapists are currently inundated with enquiries. Each client bringing their own dilemma, or needing a place to reflect, or wanting...

read more

Couple Roles in Lockdown and Beyond

Often, relationship counsellors will see individuals on their own. The huge advantage of coming to a couples counsellor, rather than one who deals with issues solely around individuals, is that a long and intense training allows us to ‘see’ them...

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