couple discussing their feelings in a marriage counselling session

Steyaert Psychotherapy offers marriage and couples therapy in person and virtually across Southern Ontario. We offer dozens of therapeutic techniques and modalities tailored to each couple’s needs. Contact us today if you and your loved one are interested in our couples counselling services.

Couples Counselling in Southern Ontario

If you have difficulties in an intimate relationship and efforts to resolve them with your partner aren’t working, Steyaert Psychotherapy for couples is an option worth considering. Couples therapists are specially trained to help couples talk through problems and conflicts that can arise in relationships.

Couples Therapy is for Everyone

Our couples therapists, who work in-person in Burlington, Ontario and London, Ontario, and remotely via phone and video conferencing, have helped couples resolve the most challenging issues. From drugs, alcohol and infidelity to people simply looking to take their relationships to the next step, there are countless reasons to look into couples counselling. But success in the relationship is possible when everyone’s committed to putting in the work.

Marriage Counselling for all Relationships

Steyaert Psychotherapy offers relationship counselling for all relationships that want to improve. We proudly accept the following:

  • Same-Sex Relationships
  • Blended Families
  • Adoption
  • Open Relationships
  • Mixed-Race Marriages
  • Transgender or Non-Conforming Marriages
  • Second Marriages

What Type of Therapy is Best For Your Relationship

Steyaert Psychotherapy offers various therapeutic techniques and modalities, including emotionally focused therapy, codependency, and imago therapy. After an initial consultation, our relationship therapists can make a recommendation based on your marriage or relationship’s specific challenges and goals.

Steyaert Psychotherapy’s Approach to Marriage Counselling

Most approaches are short-term and focus on finding a solution to negative patterns that have developed in the relationship. Our client’s concerns are addressed, goals are identified, and progress is made by integrating therapeutic modalities and techniques to meet your distinct needs in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Contact Steyaert Psychotherapy for Couples Counselling Today

If you and your loved one believe that we are the right fit for you, then give us a call, and we will be happy to start helping you achieve your marriage goals.

Commonly Asked Questions

When Should We Consider Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy can benefit couples facing various challenges, such as communication problems, frequent conflicts, trust issues, infidelity, intimacy issues, or significant life transitions. If you and your partner are experiencing persistent difficulties that impact your relationship, it may be helpful to seek professional support.

How Does Couples Therapy Work?

In couples counselling, the therapist creates a safe and neutral space for both partners to express their thoughts, emotions, and concerns. The therapist helps facilitate open and honest communication, identifies patterns of interaction, and guides the couple toward understanding each other better. The goal is to improve relationship dynamics, resolve conflicts, and develop healthier ways of relating to one another.

How Long Does Couples Therapy Usually Last?

The duration of marriage counselling can vary depending on the specific issues being addressed and the couple’s progress. Generally, couples therapy can range from a few sessions to several months. The therapist will assess your unique situation and collaboratively determine the appropriate length of therapy with you.

Can Couples Therapy Save a Relationship On The Brink Of Separation Or Divorce?

Couples counselling can be effective in helping couples who are facing significant relationship challenges, including those considering separation or divorce. It provides an opportunity for partners to address underlying issues, learn healthier communication strategies, rebuild trust, and explore options for reconciliation. However, the outcome ultimately depends on the couple’s commitment and willingness to engage in the therapeutic process.

How Do We Choose The Right Couples Therapist?

Choosing the right couples therapist is crucial for a positive therapy experience. Look for a therapist who specializes in marriage counselling and has relevant experience and qualifications. It’s important to find someone both partners feel comfortable with and trust.

Is Couples Therapy Confidential?

Yes, like individual therapy, couples counselling is generally confidential. Therapists are ethically and legally bound to maintain client confidentiality. However, there may be limitations to confidentiality, such as when there is a risk of harm to oneself or others. Your therapist will discuss the boundaries of confidentiality during the initial sessions.

Can We Use Our Insurance to Cover Couples Therapy Expenses?

Many extended healthcare plans in Ontario provide coverage for couples therapy. Check with your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage, including reimbursement procedures, any deductibles or copayments, and the number of sessions covered.

How Do We Know Couples Therapy is Working?

The effectiveness of couples therapy can be measured by improvements in communication, conflict resolution, and relationship satisfaction. While progress may vary for each couple, therapy can be considered successful if both partners feel more understood, experience reduced conflict, and develop healthier relationship patterns. Regular check-ins with the therapist can help track progress and make necessary adjustments to the therapy approach.