Couples and Marriage Counselling

Get Personalized Help in Finding the Right Marriage and Couples Counsellor

Waypoint Counselling offers one-to-one support in being matched to the right counsellor.  We know that the right “fit” is critical to having good outcomes right from the start.  Our therapists have expertise in marriage and couples counselling and are located in Greater Vancouver, Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island.  We also offer e-counselling by phone or secure video chat.  That way, you can get help no matter where you are. Whether you are a couple wanting to strengthen your bond before marriage, deal with a difficult or ongoing problem, or learn how to get through a separation or divorce, we are there for you.

Why is the Right Match so Important in Couples Counselling?

The right match with a counsellor is critical – and this is especially true for marriage counselling.  When couples start counselling, there can be a lot at play.  Each partner could be at a different level of readiness.  Furthermore, the issues in the relationship might require a certain kind of counselling expertise.  These can include challenges such as infidelity, parenting, or money matters.  And sometimes, one or both partners may want individual counselling in addition to sessions together.  Individual sessions are sometimes with the couples’ counsellor or sometimes with a different therapist, depending on the issue.  All of this requires the right “fit” with the therapist(s).   And finally, the research is clear; the right “fit” will result in better and faster outcomes.

How to be Matched to the Right Couples Counsellor

So, how does a couple choose the right counsellor to help their relationship or manage their separation or divorce?  You are welcome to check out the backgrounds of our team members and select one to begin couples counselling by booking a complimentary session.  You can use this brief introduction to see if the “fit” feels right for you and your partner.

Another way to be matched to the right counsellor is to contact us at Waypoint Counselling.  The Clinical Director will get back to you right away to personally match you to the most appropriate therapist for you and your partners’ unique needs. For more information, see Match me to the Right Therapist. No matter what approach you use to select a counsellor, we will follow-up to make sure the match is working for you.  This is also the case if you decide one or both of you want individual counselling.  Our network has a wide variety of therapists using different styles and we will make sure the “fit” will work for you.

We know that making the decision to go for couples and marriage counselling can be difficult and we are there to support you all the way.

When to attend couples and marriage counselling

There are many reasons why couples decide to go for couples and marriage counselling. These may include communication issues, arguments and anger, emotional distance, sexual issues, infidelity, or the possibility of separation and divorce. We are here to help uncover the underlying causes of these issues and start a safe discussion that can help both of you feel more supported.

Our approach to couples and marriage counselling

At Waypoint, we offer the right help at the right time.  Our counsellors are here to help you and your partner communicate in an effective, non-destructive manner.  The tools we use to accomplish these results are evidence based; proven through clinical studies and years of practice. These methods include the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solutions Informed Therapy, to name a few.

Through couples and marriage counselling, we help you set set goals and focus on solutions to help you achieve your goals.  Contact us for a free and confidential meeting to discuss you needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can we expect from couples and marriage counselling?

  • Learn how to communicate with each other in a positive way 
  • Use tools to manage issues that may come up in your relationship
  • Create goals to work towards with your partner
  • Learn how to work together to deal with problems by building respect and trust
  • Discover how the differences between you and your partner can bring you closer

What are the tools that will help our relationship?

  • Communication tools to help you talk in an effective manner
  • Questionnaires that help learn about situation
  • Opportunity to learning about what makes healthy relationships work

How does couples and marriage counselling help?

  • Start communicating again
  • Re-establish friendship and emotional connection in your relationship
  • Manage arguments
  • Ignite romance