Services For Couples
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM COUPLES COUNSELLING?
Successful counselling and therapy is a process where the active participation of clients and therapist produces benefits. We will seek to deeply understand the concerns and challenges you are facing and to shed light on some of the patterns and issues that may lurk in the shadows bringing them into the light at a pace that is right for you,
During the first session, you will be asked about your concerns and how they are impacting each of you indiviudally and your relationship. You are an integral part of the planning process for treatment and will be asked what your hopes and dreams are for your future. If you are not sure whether or not your relationship will work we will explore this together. You can walk away from counselling with a much clearer picture and more certainly about your future.
Often the counselling sessions are configured as follows although there can be variations depending on the circumstances. The time for the counselling meeting ranges from one to one and a half hours per session.
- An initial session
- A joint session to discuss family issues and background
- Meeting with each of you individually
- A feedback session and discussion of desires and goals
We Provide Couple Counselling and Therapy for:
- Internet or chat room involvement that is impaction family life
- Conflict resolution
- Intimacy and enhancing connection
- Pre and post adoption
- Relapse prevention. Living with an addiction after treatment.
- Enhancing closeness and attachment
- Marriage Preparation and Pre-marriage Counselling
- Retirement Adjustment
- You or your partner are living with chronic pain
- You or your partner are living with disability
WORKSHOPS FOR COUPLES
Relationship Solutions: For the Marriage Preparation Course. EMAIL email@example.com to register. Sessions can be scheduled for couples to meet on their own at any time with Sandra to cover course material. Book a meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 613-314-5952.
This course is led by Sandra J. Forbes. Sandra is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of experience. This course is available to individual couples and is also offered to groups twice a year in the spring and fall. This presenter has provided marriage preparation services acceptable to United Church for over ten years and is a recommended provider by the Anglican church in Ottawa. (no church involvement required to attend marriage preparation). You can register for Marriage Preparation by calling 613-314-5952 or emailing email@example.com.
Communication: What’s it all the hub bub bub
Have some fun and learn what you know and do not know about your partner! Common communication gaffs and how to avoid them in areas of money, health, love and intimacy.
Enhancing Love: Fear Not.
This workshop focuses on enhancing attachment, improving intimacy, reducing fear and anxiety and building bridges in a couple’s relationship.
These programs are available to individual couples or a group of 8- 12 participants.
SERVICES FOR COUPLES
At Relationship Solutions, patterns that are not part of a desired future are replaced with patterns of living that will get people pointed in the direction they want to go.
All services for couples are overseen by Sandra J. Forbes M.Sc., RSW, RMFT. Sandra is a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been providing professional services to couples since 1982. Sandra has been happily married herself since 1985 years and is the mother of two. All the associates that work with Relationship Solutions are registered experienced professionals who work within the guidelines and standards set out by registering bodies as well as those established by Sandra and Relationship Solutions.
Sandra is a member in good standing with the following organizations; The Ontario College of Social Workers, The Private Adoption Practitioners of Eastern Ontario. She was a member for over three decades of The Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists where she was a Clinical Fellow.
If you have further questions about Couples Counselling, or Marriage Counselling,
please contact us at 613-314-5952.