Kick your marriage off to a strong start
Kylie Lepri Counselling offers premarital counselling to help you and your partner communicate effectively before getting married.
Marriage is an exciting new chapter of commitment and growth. Having a partner to travel through the ups and downs of life alongside can be wonderful. But marriage is not always easy, and definitely not perfect.
Marriage is a complex and often challenging process of communicating, listening, understanding, and compromising. With the right tools and skills, you can gain clarity, fill each other’s cups, and create a happy, healthy marriage built on love and mutual respect.
At Kylie Lepri Counselling, we believe that premarital counselling is an essential part of any couple’s journey. Our experienced counsellors will provide guidance, support and insight as you navigate the complexities of marriage.
Contact us for a FREE 15-minute phone call to discuss your situation and find out how we can help. Call us now on 0404 032 636 or book your free phone call online
What is premarital counselling?
Premarital counselling is a type of relationship counselling designed to help couples prepare for marriage and develop a strong foundation in their relationship. The goal of premarital counselling is to help couples learn pivotal skills that will enhance your marriage, such as communication, compromise, healthy patterns of behaviour, and problem-solving strategies.
Premarital counselling also explores what you and your partner envision married life to be like. Discussing the dreams, goals and visions of a partnership is so important to a marriage. These conversations will help you determine if your two expectations align and are compatible.
What will we discuss in premarital counselling?
At Kylie Lepri Counselling, our experienced and qualified therapists work with couples to help them understand the complexities of marriage. We explore the unique set of challenges that you may both face in your married life. Together, in the safe environment of the therapy room, you will explore aspects of your relationship, such as
- Communication skills
- Conflict resolution skills
- Decision making skills
- Life goals (children, career, location)
- Expectations of what married life will look like
Our counselling sessions are interactive and engaging, helping couples gain new perspectives on their relationship. We will also provide useful advice and resources, so you can continue working on your marriage even after the sessions have ended.
How can premarital counselling benefit my relationship?
The benefits of couples therapy before marriage include: Improved communication, healthy conflict resolution skills, clarity about each other’s needs and expectations, and essentially understanding each other on an even deeper level.
One of the primary benefits of pre-marriage counselling is that it provides couples with the opportunity to improve their communication skills. Your communication skills will be enhanced through the verbal exploration of your relationship, as well as the skills and tools shared by your premarital counsellor. Learning how to communicate effectively and have crucial conversations is essential to the success of any marriage.
Premarital counselling can also help couples develop healthy strategies for resolving conflict and tension, establish realistic expectations of married life, strengthen your relationship in a safe environment, and have tough conversations about what married life may look like. These expectations of marriage may range from
- If you will have children
- Where you will live
- How you will handle career progression
- How you will manage finances
What pre-marriage counselling does Kylie Lepri Counselling and Psychotherapy offer?
Our counsellors are experienced in using evidence-based approaches to help you and your partner build skills to form a strong relationship foundation. Our relationship counselling structures offer:
- Initial 90 minute consultations – This is a once off initial consultation for couples to learn about the counselling process and explore the key areas of focus for their premarital counselling.
- Standard 60 minute sessions – This is for couples following the initial session. Our therapist will provide a scope of how many sessions you may benefit from attending based on your personal situation.
What is the next step?
Kylie Lepri Counselling offers a no obligation 15-minute phone consultation, to determine if pre-marital counselling is the right next step before you tie the knot. During this call, we can discuss your situation and find out how we can help. This session is completely free and 100% confidential.
For more information on how our premarital counselling services can educate and prepare you for marriage, check out our blog here.
If you have been searching for premarital counselling near me, and you are wondering whether therapy is something you should try, just give us a call and we’ll help you decide. If you’re interested in finding out more about premarital counselling in the Hills District, NSW, you can read the FAQ here.
Premarital Counselling FAQs
Studies have shown that engaged couples who participate in premarital counselling have a marriage success rate 30% higher than couples who don’t seek professional guidance. While premarital counselling cannot guarantee a successful marriage or prevent divorce, it can help couples develop the skills and tools they need to navigate potential conflicts and hardships in the future.
Premarital counselling is for all couples considering tying the knot and preparing for marriage. Premarital counselling can be an excellent investment in the long-term success of your marriage. By addressing potential issues before they become significant problems, couples can develop the skills and tools they need to navigate challenges and build a strong foundation for their relationship.
Premarital counselling is recommended for couples:
- considering marriage
- engaged to be married
- in a serious and long-term partnership.
Sharing a life together is not always easy, so strengthening your relationship with skills and tools to enhance your partnership is a journey we encourage couples to take. However, it’s never too late. Even if you’re weeks away from walking down the aisle, reach out for support and strengthen your relationship today.
The initial consultation is approx 90 minutes in length, and the fee is $365.00. This allows the therapist to better understand the history and needs of your relationship, in order to provide professional recommendations and create a plan.
Each session thereafter is usually 60 minutes in length, and the fee is $245.00 unless otherwise arranged.
We provide a variety of services, so if you are unsure of what may suit your relationship best please call us on 0404 032636 to discuss further. You can also book a Free 15min phone enquiry call here.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover couples counselling. However, there are many private health funds who now recognise the need for couples therapy and include some cover in their policies. If you are unsure, it is best to contact your private health fund provider to see if you are eligible.
People seek Premarital counselling for a wide variety of reasons:
- Build healthy communications skills
- Conflict resolution
- Set relationship expectations
- Financial management
- Family dynamics
- Intimacy & Sex
- Personal Growth & Self -awareness
- Future planning
“The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little extra every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.” – Fawn Weaver
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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Here are some comments past clients have shared
“I was having a very difficult time with my relationship with my wife. We were arguing all the time and I wasn’t feeling very close to her. Kylie helped the both of us pinpoint a lot of the causes of our anger, and made us both aware of better communication skills to use. I can’t say enough of how happy I am with Kylie’s therapy, and things between my wife and I have improved to the point of feeling like we’re courting again!”
“Kylie gave us the tools to resolve our disputes in a manner that is loving and respectful. Her approach is kind and understanding. Over a few months our marriage was happier and more loving than it had been in years. Thank you Kylie for your guidance and support. “
“Our sessions with you were valuable and very helpful in re-establishing our relationship – Thanks again. “
“Thank you for your guidance and support Kylie, we both feel our sessions have really improved our relationship and the way we communicate with each other.”
“We would like to thank you for the excellent work you have done in keeping our marriage together. Using your suggestions and strategies has helped us immensely in learning each others triggers and helping to understand why we react the way we do.
Since our sessions with you we have been making more effort to talk more frequently and do more things together.
For the first time in a long time we were able to go out without our kids and enjoy each other’s company!”