Made You Mad!

After a tiring day of work, you find yourself hesitating to open the car door. You stare at your front door, frozen, and think, ‘What happened?’ What happened to the joy we felt when we found this house that was going to be our home? We were so excited! And now you allow yourself to acknowledge, perhaps for the first time, that you have no want or desire to walk through that door. What happened?

Is couple counselling right for you and your partner?

  • Couples counselling can improve your relationship, enhance communication, and strengthen your connection.
  • Couples counselling offers professional guidance and tools to address conflicts and build healthy dynamics.
  • Couples counselling can be valuable for maintaining a healthy relationship and identifying areas of improvement.
  • Couples counselling can be seen as a last resort to evaluate the relationship before making further decisions.


  • One misconception is that both partners must have equal levels of commitment. In reality, commitment can fluctuate.
  • Another misconception is that commitment means never having doubts. In truth, it’s normal to question and address concerns.
  • Commitment doesn’t guarantee a perfect relationship without challenges or conflicts.
  • Commitment involves compromise but should also respect individual needs and desires.
  • Commitment should never mean staying in a toxic or abusive relationship.

Ultimately, deciding whether couples counselling is right for you and your partner is a personal choice. It requires careful consideration of your individual circumstances, commitment, and willingness to actively participate in the process. Each relationship is unique, and what works for one couple may not work for another. It may be helpful to have open discussions, consult trusted individuals, or even try a trial session to assess if it aligns with your needs and goals.

At Bayridge Counselling Centres, We Specialize In A Variety Of Couples Counselling Services, Including

  • marriage counselling
  • family therapy
  • relationship counselling
  • collaborative parenting
  • intimacy
  • conflict resolution
  • trust
  • betrayal
  • finances

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Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Marriage counselling sessions provide a safe and neutral space for you and your spouse to discuss your concerns, improve communication, and work towards resolving conflicts. The therapist will encourage open and honest dialogue, helping both partners to express their thoughts and feelings constructively. They may teach you effective communication skills, conflict resolution strategies, and provide tools to strengthen your relationship. The number of sessions required depends on the complexity of the issues and your willingness to actively participate in the counselling process.

The duration of marriage counselling varies depending on several factors, such as the nature of the issues, the level of commitment from both partners, and the progress made during the sessions. Some couples may find resolution after just a few sessions, while others may require more extensive therapy over an extended period. On average, marriage counselling can range from a few weeks to several months, but ultimately it depends on the unique circumstances of your relationship.

Marriage counselling offers numerous potential benefits. It can help improve communication between you and your spouse, enhance understanding and empathy, rebuild trust, and strengthen emotional connection. Counselling provides a supportive environment to address and resolve conflicts, develop healthier relationship patterns, and learn effective problem-solving skills. It can also help identify underlying issues that may be contributing to relationship distress and provide guidance on how to navigate them.

Ideally, both partners should be willing to attend marriage counselling for it to be most effective. However, if one partner is unwilling, it does not necessarily mean therapy cannot be beneficial. Attending counselling alone can still provide valuable insights and tools for personal growth and relationship improvement. By working on oneself, you can influence the dynamics within the relationship and potentially inspire change in your partner. Additionally, individual counselling can help you navigate your feelings and decisions regarding the relationship.

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Experience Matters:

  • We’ve supported 35,000+ individuals
  • Completed over 300,000 sessions to date.
  • Country-wide network of therapists
  • It takes happy people to have a happy marriage and family.

Marriage and

Mark Laing, a counsellor at Bayridge Counselling Centre discusses Marriage and Partnership.

“You don’t try marriage, marriage tries you. There’s a learning curve involved now and a therapist can be so helpful for any client as they engage in a marriage and learn to be a partner.”