Couples counselling Toronto

Marriage & Couples Counselling and Therapy in Toronto

Any marriage or relationship can experience trouble and turmoil over time. If your relationship appears to be breaking down, you may want to consider marriage counselling or couples therapy. Toronto psychotherapist Betty Stockley has more than 40 years of experience in this area and has met with many couples.

If you’re considering couples counselling, then you want to talk with a professional that can provide personalized tips, tools and insights about your relationship. Betty understands how unique your relationship is, and wants to help you develop the skills necessary to address the inevitable issues you and your significant other encounter. 

Why Couples Therapy Is Beneficial

Betty notes that we all get career training; otherwise we would not be able to do the job. But where do we get training for one of the most important roles that we will ever perform in life – the role of husband or wife?

Unfortunately we do not enter this world with our brains wired for optimum performance in this most crucial area of our lives. And so, we repeat the relationship patterns of our family of origin, never understanding why we act the way we do.

Whether it’s through marriage counselling or couples therapy, Toronto psychotherapist Dr. Betty Stockley can help to open the doorway to communication and guide you through healthy relationship changes.

When to Receive Marriage Counselling in Toronto

Every relationship will experience highs and lows. This is a normal aspect of close relationships such as marriage. Determining whether your marriage is experiencing a small bump or if it is something more serious that requires professional counselling may be easier than you think.

It may be a good idea to seek marriage counselling in Toronto after experiencing:

  • Major life changes: Major transitions such as expecting your first child or suffering the loss of a family member can cause your relationship to change. Couples counselling can help you get through these changes and find the new normal of your relationship.
  • Your spouse brings up counselling: If you feel that your relationship is stable and your spouse suggests couples therapy, you might feel like you have failed or that your spouse is considering divorce. That is usually not the case. If your spouse is being proactive about getting marriage counselling, it most likely means that he or she wants the marriage to work.
  • You feel stagnant: All relationships experience rough patches, but if you feel like you are not progressing or that you are the only one working at the relationship, professional marriage counselling can help you find a solution.

A troubled marriage can lead to a troubled family life in general. Even if you think you and your spouse are discreet with your problems and altercations, your children will be able to sense that there is a problem. Children are great imitators of their parents, so if they hear arguments, name-calling, or see hitting at home they will repeat these negative behaviours with their friends and peers. Often, children in troubled homes feel insecure, which can be expressed as poor grades, bad behaviour, anxiety, or even depression.

Call for Couples Counselling in Toronto

To prevent your relationship from negatively affecting your children and other aspects of your life, you may need to pursue a course of specific discovery to fully understand with your head and your heart the intricate requirements of the role of husband or wife.

You and your partner can undertake this important course of discovery with Betty’s help through marriage counselling or couples counselling in Toronto. This counselling is designed to prepare you to successfully fulfill your role in your relationship. Do not delay another minute when you could be enjoying a much happier and healthier relationship – get in touch with a psychotherapist at Betty Stockley Counselling today. You will be glad you and your partner took the time to call!

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