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.

Studies indicate that couples who have premarital counselling have more satisfying and longer lasting marriages. A study at the University of Washington showed that 80% of couples who have premarital counselling stay together, which is significantly higher than the current Canadian divorce rate of 40 - 50%. Premarital counselling is one of the best investments you can make for your marriage.

The Premarital Counselling package consists of 5 counselling sessions which are uniquely crafted to your relationship. We will cover such topics as sex, communication, conflict resolution, expectations, finances, family patterns, and personality styles. We’ll also discuss marriage principles from the Gottman Institute and Emotion Focused Couple Therapy, two of the leading programs in supporting healthy marriages. Discussing these and other topics is a great way to develop a foundation for a strong marriage.

Each week you will receive approximately 30 - 60 minutes of “homework” assignments for you and your partner to do together. These may include making a budget, practising listening, and conflict resolution.

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 and helps you understand each other even better.

  • Each partner receives a code in which to login for the Prepare/Enrich Assessment.

  • It takes 20 - 60 minutes for each partner to answer the questions online.

  • It is not a test.

  • There are no right or wrong answers, just your honest 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 myself, your counsellor, the results of which I will discuss 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 Package Counselling Cost:

$475.00, which includes 5% GST for 5 sessions. Payment is due after the first session.

Plus $35.00 in U.S. currency which you pay directly online to Prepare/Enrich for the premarital assessment.

Included in the Premarital Counselling Package:

  • 5 counselling sessions. Four sessions are scheduled before you get married and one session after you get married. Please contact me after you get married to schedule your last counselling session.

  • 10 page couple report for each partner based on your answers to the Prepare/Enrich questions

  • Prepare/Enrich Couple Workbook