Marriage Counselling/Couple Counselling
New Beginning Counselling Services in Fort Erie/Ridgeway provides Marriage Counselling and Couple Counselling for individuals who are either struggling in their relationship or who simply want to increase their level of mutuality and fine tune areas for improvement or work through unresolved presenting issues of distress.
New Beginning Counselling Services is diversity sensitive.
has caught fire.
It is quiet understanding, mutual
settles for less
-- Ann Landers
If you and your significant other find yourselves stuck or unsure if the relationship can be restored, counselling can help. At New Beginning Counselling Services, every couple is treated as unique in their circumstances as they are in their lives.
Approximately 6 sessions is recommended over the course of 90 days, allowing for check-in's, follow-up's, identification of underlying issues, barriers to change, challenges and time to identify a pattern of positive change and relationship satisfaction of each other's needs and wants.
Are you and your partner struggling with:
Communication issues or resentments?
Lack of satisfying sexual intimacy?
Lack of emotional connection?
Unmet needs and wants?
Then, your relationship would likely benefit from Couple's Counselling. Learn the skills needed to be able to express your needs and wants, without frustration in order to achieve a HAPPY, HARMONIOUS AND HEALTHY relationship.
HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP?
Rate your relationship on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of how you perceive the current status with your partner, where 1 means little satisfaction and 10 means highly satisfied.
1. Emotional closeness
5. Feeling loved
6. Attracted to partner
7. Physical closeness
8. Sexual satisfaction
9. Authenticity with self and other
10. Partner demonstrates that he/she cares for your well-being
Although no relationship is perfect and all relationships could be improved, if you both recognize that there are areas that you both don't readily rate the same, then maybe it's time to consider counselling in order to explore the challenges and barriers in your relationship.
"To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand."
~ Sharon L. Adler
On a scale of 1 to 10, rate how often do you and your partner engage in the following.
1. Criticism: finding what you think is wrong with the other; blame
2. Defensiveness: lack of openness to understanding; arguing; proving you're right; slamming a door; anger;
3. Contempt: negative non-verbal behavior expressions of dislike; eye rolling, huffs
4. Silent Treatment: ignoring the other person; walking away, refusing to talk
The presence of any of these reveals that it is time to consider marriage or couple counselling!
How couples manage conflict is a predictor of the longevity and closeness of couple happiness; the degree of relationship satisfaction; and commitment to love. In practical terms, it's all about Conflict Management.