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Six key areas for successful outcomes

Generally speaking, there are six main areas that couples work on in marriage and couples counselling. The first stage is often understanding what doesn't feel right and identifying the current patterns which are causing distress. Next is finding ways of regulating the emotion in the relationship. Once this has been achieved it's much easier to strengthen the foundations of friendship, communicate more effectively, and restore emotional connection.

This model shouldn't be applied too rigidly and couples do in fact move back and forwards between this areas. Learn more about these key areas by clicking on the links below.

The six key areas:

Identifying patterns

Emotional regulation

Building a stronger friendship

Communicating effectively

Creating intimacy

Realising your relationship's potential

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