Marriage Counselling

Pre-Marital / Post-Marital Counselling

I am a certified Prepare and Enrich counsellor which means that I use the Prepare / Enrich assessment tool in helping couples examine key areas of compatibility in their relationship.  I recommend 5 sessions of pre-marital counselling which cover topics like: exploring your relationship strength and growth areas, strengthening your communication skills (including listening skills and assertiveness skills), resolving conflicts, exploring your family-of-origin issues, money matters, setting the stage for intimacy, and determining priorities.  In addition, I offer 1 post-marital check-up six months after the wedding day, if desired.

The purpose of pre-marital counselling is:

  • Explore strength and growth areas and identify potential growth areas that could develop into problems during marriage if left unchecked
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Identify and manage major stressors
  • Resolve conflict
  • Develop a more balanced relationship
  • Explore family of origin issues
  • Discuss financial planning and budgeting
  • Establish personal, couple and family goals
  • Understand and appreciate personality differences to help couples strengthen their relationship
  • Discuss practical issues of marriage
  • Prepare the couple for some of the potential life-challenges faced along the journey

Topics covered:

  1. Exploring your relationship strength and growth areas–Communication: Assertiveness and Active Listening & Personal Stress Profile
  2. Conflict Resolution – dealing with anger, seeking and granting forgiveness
  3. Time & Money matters – Financial management, determining priorities – goal setting together, decision-making, living and working
  4. Setting the stage for intimacy – leisure activities, sex and affection, beliefs & values, expectations
  5. Family of Origin issues – couple and family maps, children and parenting, roles, personality style, family relations

Wedding Officiant

Your wedding day reflects the uniqueness of your relationship and captures the celebration of your love.  Whether you want a traditional or contemporary ceremony, your wedding officiant makes your day a truly memorable one.  Your wedding ceremony and vows will be unique, personalized and to your complete satisfaction.

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