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Premarital Counselling

You may be engaged or thinking about getting married.  

One of the best ways you can prepare for a great relationship

is to take part in premarital counselling with your partner.

Several studies indicate that couples who have premarital counselling have more satisfying and longer lasting marriages.   A study at the University of Washington even revealed that 80% of couples who had premarital counselling stayed together, which is significantly higher than the average rate of 40 - 50%.  Premarital counselling is one of the best investments you will make for your marriage.

The counselling sessions are uniquely tailor made to your situation.   We will also cover topics such as sex, communication, conflict resolution, expectations, finances, family patterns and personality styles. We will also discuss marriage principles from the Gottman Institute, one of the leading programs in supporting healthy marriages.  Discussing these and other topics with your fiancee is a great way to develop a foundation for a strong marriage.

The counselling sessions also include Prepare/Enrich which is the leading relationship assessment tool for engaged couples.  Prepare/Enrich has been administered to over 4 million couples worldwide in the last 35 years. Developed through decades of scientific research, the program provides tools to diagnose issues in a relationship. It equips couples with the skills to listen, communicate, and address those issues. The content of Prepare/Enrich is tailored to fit each couples current stage in their relationship and their family structure. It is a great tool which helps you understand each other even better.

Each partner receives a code in which to login for the the Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment.  It takes about 20 - 30 minutes for each partner to answer a set of questions online. There are no right or wrong answers, just your opinions.  The questions are not difficult or stressful to answer.  

Your answers will be sent to Prepare/Enrich which will generate a relationship assessment report which will be sent to me.  I will discuss the results of this report with you during premarital counselling.  I am a certified Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator, which means that you will receive maximum benefit from your assessment results.

Premarital Counselling Cost:

Total of $475 which includes 5% GST for 5 sessions

Included in this cost is:

- 5 counselling sessions

- 10 page Couple Report for each partner based on your answers to the Prepare/Enrich questions

- Complimentary 30 page Prepare/Enrich Couple Workbook for each partner

In addition it costs $35 in U.S. currency for online Prepare/Enrich marriage assessment. You pay this fee directly to Prepare/Enrich online after you receive an email with the codes.

Payment is due after the first session.

4 sessions are scheduled before you get married and one session afterwards or if you prefer 3 sessions before you get married and two sessions afterwards.  (I recommend that we meet two to three months after your wedding date).   

After you get married please contact me for a time to schedule your last premarital counselling session(s).