Improving personal wellness one couple at a time
Are you tired of having the same argument over and over again? Are you experiencing distress in your relationship? Are you feeling more like roommates than partners?
Or are you engaged and wanting to start your relationship out on a solid foundation?
We help couples at any stage of their relationship by helping them to rekindle their friendship, rebuild trust, and effectively manage conflict.
We use the tried and true Gottman Method, that is based on over 40 years of research. We also incorporate other approaches including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Prep-Enrich and SYMBIS (premarital program).
We also offer workshops, retreats and supervision services.
Congratulations, you have started your journey! You have taken the brave step of searching for someone to help you along with your path to improved personal wellness and enriched relationships. We are happy to help you along as your guide. Although we have training, knowledge and skills in relationships, YOU are the expert on your lives and experiences. We are here to help you to navigate through inevitable hurdles and challenges along the journey of life.
Couples counselling is a process. Depending on what kind of journey you are taking, you will gain different skills along the way. For some, it will be a journey of healing, or of growth, or of learning. For most, however, it will involve some degree of all three wellness skills.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Lao-Tzu)
We work from a systemic and holistic point of view. Every area of your personal wellness (financial, spiritual, physical, emotional, social, vocational, sexual, and environmental) interacts greatly with your relationship.
Journey of Healing
Journey of Growth
Do you want to build the skills needed to help your relationship last?
Knowing that nearly 50% of marriages end in separation or divorce may be enough for you to make the effort to work on the foundation of your relationship before problems arise. Across the globe, this statistic of nearly 50% has been going on for over 40 years, but it doesn’t have to apply to you. Maybe you are engaged to be married, recently married, or have been married for some time but feel your relationship needs a boost. Relationships take consistent effort and work. It is very easy to forget this and start taking each other for granted. It is also very common to have high expectations of your relationship, only to find yourself feeling disappointment down the road.
You are not alone and we are trained to help you learn the skills necessary to cope with the inevitable conflicts or stresses that come along in every relationship. The practical aspects of a relationship (such as finances and chores) are important to work out and discuss because you are (or will be) sharing a life together. We love working with premarital couples and using tools such as PREP/Enrich, SYMBIS or Gottman Connect, to quickly assess their compatibility and personalities. Annual relational check-ups and couple retreats are also great ways to help get your relationship back on track or simply encourage more closeness.
The old adage of an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is very true.
You will find this to be a personal and relational journey of growth.
Journey of Learning
Are you interested in relationship education?
If you are part of a school or church and would like to have someone come and speak to your group of children, youth, or adults regarding healthy relationships, we are available. See our "Book Now" button to book a consultation to discuss further.
Our vision is to help people understand what is involved in a healthy relationship before they are even in one or before they encounter any serious relationship problems. We love being proactive, and learning this relationship skills starts with the next generation. Values such as trust and respect are the foundation of a healthy working relationship. Respect for oneself, respect for others, and knowing your rights as a human being is imperative because without respect there can be no trust and trust is foundational in relationships that work.
This is a journey of learning.
Are you experiencing distress and unhappiness in your relationship?
There is hope!
Regardless of whether you are cohabiting, pre-engaged, engaged, recently married, or have been married for many years, you can find that internal and relational peace you are searching for. Take your partner’s hand and together, with The Couple Wellness Experts as your guide, you can walk through your journey of healing, growth and/or learning.
- Marital distress
- Premarital counselling
- Couple enrichment and couple retreats
- Spiritual enrichment
- Adult children of divorce
- Parenting problems
- Intimacy issues
- Lack of self esteem or couple esteem
- Stress management
- Emotional abuse
- Depression and anxiety
- Holistic health and well-being
- Emotional or physical infidelity
Choosing the right therapist is very much like choosing a partner – you have to have the emotional understanding and connection. We have to “click”. If you as a couple are ready to start our journey together, please contact us to set up an appointment so that we can see if myself or one of my associates are a good fit. If you think you are not yet ready but would like more information, please sign up now for my quarterly newsletter “Achieving Wellness”. At the same time you will immediately get free tips on how to make your relationship work in today’s busy and demanding social environment.