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Marriage Counselling North Vancouver

We offer marriage counselling to North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the surrounding Greater Vancouver area to individuals, couples and families.

About Marriage Counselling  – North Vancouver

In Marriage counselling, both partners are supported through navigating a variety of issues and challenges that are common in short-term and long-term marriages. Common relationship issues  include problems with communication, lack of connection, loneliness, and issues related to money management, parenting, and changes with intimacy. Stress in your marriage can impact daily functioning and mental well-being for both of you. Participating in regular (weekly or bi-weekly) marriage counselling sessions will help you and your partner find common ground and create adequate coping strategies to apply to your marriage. Hollyburn’s Registered Clinical Counsellors can help you rebuild the connection with your husband or wife, and help to mend your marriage. 

If you are considering marriage counselling, these are some of the relationship issues Hollyburn’s Registered Clinical Counsellors are trained to explore with you and your partner:

  • Financial differences 
  • Lifestyle differences
  • Miscommunication
  • Changes with intimacy
  • Disagreements with parenting 
  • Work-life balance issues
  • Influence of external family members on your relationship.
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Affairs
  • Frequent arguments and escalating conflict

Marriage counselling provides you with a safe, supportive space to explore common marital issues and create healthy communication habits in your marriage. Our marriage counsellors are trained to work with couples, and find common ground in disagreements. A marriage counsellor is an impartial professional who allies with your relationship and will work with each of you to address the concerns of both you and your partner. 

Loneliness and Marriage Counselling

Loneliness is a common issue in marriage and relationships. Our counsellors have experience addressing loneliness is couples counselling  Lack of communication can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation in a marriage. Loneliness is known to impact intimacy and connection within a marriage. Feeling disconnected or isolated from your partner and having no idea how to address it is a very stressful and upsetting experience. Loneliness stems, in part, from differences in how partners view shared problems and how each approaches problem-solving during times of stress. Over time, this contributes to a decline in connection and separates you and your partner. Marriage counselling can help you and your partner learn about these differences, increase your understanding of one another, and learn how to approach problems in ways that result in more productive conflict resolution, better problem-solving methods, and increasing connection to one another and a stronger marriage. 

Marriage Counselling  and Trust

Trust is an essential component in your marriage. Lack of trust in your marriage will contribute to disconnection and decreases in feelings that drive partners to be considerate and kind to each other. When trust is broken it can feel overwhelming. Hard feelings develop and become a constant source of tension, making it more complicated to rebuild trust in your marriage. A Marriage counsellor can help you and your partner have these difficult conversations with support and guidance. Working with a Marriage counsellor to explore issues of trust within your marriage, can help you to rebuild trust and intimacy. Rebuilding trust and intimacy will contribute to a strong and healthy marriage. 

Marriage Counselling and Co-parenting 

Co-parenting is difficult. Marriage counselling can help you to set and maintain clear boundaries and rules for your children that feel good for both parents and children. A Marriage counsellor is an unbiased party that can help to facilitate conversations that newly separated or divorced couples often find challenging. Our counsellors can help mediate agreements on what is best for families and couples that are co-parenting. Our counsellors are certified in Emotion-Focused Family counselling and experienced in resolving parenting conflict through marriage counselling and family counselling. Our Counsellors understand that family dynamics are always changing. Whether you are a biological, step parent or foster parent our counsellors will help to support you and your partner to navigate the difficulties of co-parenting. 

Marriage Counselling  and Anger

Anger is a common and difficult emotion that often exists in marriages. Anger can show up in a marriage  in many ways that often challenge your ability to cope and can lead to emotional abuse and even physical violence. A Marriage counsellor can help you and your partner work through anger and other difficult emotions that keep you from solving problems and generating positive feelings and experiences in your relationship. It’s helpful and often safer to work through painful feelings in a facilitated marriage counselling environment. Marriage counselling is a professional service that can provide a safe space for both partners to address how anger impacts their marriage. (*Note: Couples who experience chronic, severe emotional, and/or physical abuse in relationships are recommended for individual counselling first, to determine safety for both parties before participating in joint sessions. Partners who commit violence are assessed for their ability to accept responsibility and willingness to follow safety plans and protocols in individual sessions first. They may be asked to attend anger management or healthy relationship groups before, or in conjunction with, marriage counselling)

Marriage Counselling  and Affairs

When important boundaries are broken, marriage counselling can help you and your partner repair trust in your marriage. Addressing affairs is difficult and painful. These events are often connected to other problems (both relational and individual) left unattended in the marriage. A marriage counsellor will help you address both the impacts of the affair and areas in need of attention in your marriage. A marriage counsellor is an impartial, professional party and will support both individuals in the aftermath of this difficult event, and help you and your partner to find ways to rebuild connection and restore trust. Marriage counselling is a safe counselling experience to explore difficult conversations in your relationship. 

We offer professional counselling services from our offices at 104-267 Esplanade W, North Vancouver.  If you are unable to attend in-person counselling at our North Vancouver offices, we provide virtual counselling services via secure video counselling platforms.

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