The aim of marriage counselling is to help partners who are stuck in patterns of conflict find ways of communicating with each other, to decide how to solve their problems and to achieve their goals. Marriage counselling will help you discuss your thoughts and feelings, in order to help you gain a better understanding of your own, and each other’s position.
Marriage counselling will seek information about the history of the marriage or the partners’ personal histories. Marriage counselling will be able to highlight misunderstandings in the couple’s communication. This process itself motivates a change in the way each partner feels and behaves toward the other.
Marriage counselling will also offer a new perspective on the issues at hand or suggest a direction for therapy to help both partners achieve their goals. This may include the teaching of strategies to help improve communications. Each partner’s active participation is vital in promoting the success of marriage counselling.
By providing a safe and supportive environment in which clients can process distressing emotions and learn new skills to break unproductive behaviour patterns, marriage counselling encourages the development of healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives.
Experience has shown that the earlier a couple seeks help the greater the likelihood of a successful outcome, so if you have been experiencing difficulties in your marriage it is important to realize that no problem is to small (or too big) to bring to marriage counselling.
Marriage counselling helps couples more truthfully know themselves and each other. This leads to a better understanding of how their inner selves are affecting their day-to-day, outer lives.
Marriage counselling offers a space in which difficult feelings can be explored between the couple without judgment or blame. A marriage counsellor’s role is to provide a safe and informed place in which a couple can become clear about what is happening between them, allowing them to make healthy choices. Therefore, couples can move on and make decisions with greater clarity and understanding.
Power of Change Counselling & Coaching’s aim is to provide safe, supportive and confidential marriage counselling in a peaceful setting allowing you to explore who you have been, who you are and who you may want to be.