Marriage and family life are fundamental and far-reaching facets of the human experience. Within these environments, we learn about social constructs and guidelines for interacting with others. While family life can bring about some of the most peaceful and happy experiences, it can be tumultuous and frustrating when there is discord, however minor it may seem.
If you're coping with the anxiety of a home in upheaval, consider our family and marriage counselling in Edmonton. Whether you're just a few years or a few decades into marriage, we can work with your situation to resolve family disputes. Even if you're not sure therapy is right for you, don't automatically reject the benefits of family and marriage counselling. Edmonton families can seek help and solace through talking with professional counsellors who understand the intricacies of personal relationships.
We understand you may be embarrassed or hesitant to discuss these matters with your friends and family, let alone a counsellor that you don't know. You'll actually benefit, however, from a third party who has no personal ties to your relationship and is professionally trained to help with these matters. That's where we come in.
Reasons Why Couples Come to Marriage Counselling
Conflicts are going to happen in every relationship. You’re not going to agree on everything, and juggling busy jobs and/or your children may cause you to spend less time together as a couple. This could lead to a breakdown of communication and the development of other bad habits that put a strain on your marriage. Couples often attend marriage counselling to address the following topics:
Our counselling isn’t limited to these areas. We can discuss any circumstance that is affecting your marriage.
What to Expect in Marriage Counselling
When you come to us for marriage counselling in Edmonton, we'll sit down and talk about any problems in your relationship, what you hope to gain out of counselling, and how you can achieve these goals together. We maintain a safe, confidential environment and encourage open, respectful communication. Your counsellor will be unbiased and help guide the discussion. We strive to give you and your partner a closer connection and the tools needed to face future difficulties as a united front.
What Does Family Therapy Entail?
Our counsellors understand each family's varied circumstances. You might be a traditional family, single parent, a grandparent, a foster parent or a blended family. Additionally, your family might face emotional disorder, mental illness, substance abuse, financial problems or parental conflict. We can offer help in all of these areas.
When Should Family Therapy Take Place?
Because of the diversity in family life, there's no clear sign that it's time for counselling. Some people come in after minor disputes, while others endure years of arguments before seeking help. However, constant or recurring feelings of sadness, anger or stress indicate a larger issue that would benefit from professional help.
Therapy can teach you more about communication and conflict resolution, so you can cope with difficult issues and find suitable repairs and compromises. We'll also help you learn how to handle tough feelings and maintain control during emotionally stressful situations. Through persistent work, you can find tools that offer long-term resolutions to strengthen family ties and reduce stress.
Seek Help Today
If you're in need of family or marriage counselling, contact our office to see how our staff can work with your family. We also offer marriage preparation sessions to help couples before they begin their lives together. Call today – 780-433-2269.