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2 Day Intensive

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So you’re not married yet, but there’s nothing like starting strong, on a solid foundation of deep connection and wholeness. Or if you know someone who’s getting married soon, what better gift than to equip them for a strong and beautiful forever-after story?


When taking the next big step in your relationship we look forward to experiencing the joyful things that we have seen in our futures together. In periods of change and adjustment, we feel often feel a much wider range of feelings. At Couples Help we see many couples who are scared and feeling confusing negative emotions, but are invested in making their future marriage work.

Couples who have recently moved in together or got engaged often fight and this can be worrying. Conflict in the build up to your marriage ceremony can have knock on effects across both of your lives, placing a strain on your family and your mental health. These feelings are all normal, and you’ll feel reassured to know that you’re definitely not alone. If you’re looking for a way to do it differently to other couples, the chances are you’re asking yourself what needs to change in your relationship. Premarital counselling can help you to prepare for the next step. Premarital education is about strengthening your foundation for the future, learning how to work intentionally together to navigate a period of change and adjustment form a place of empathy, rather than unintentionally working against each other.


Using Imago Therapy, Couples Help is here to help you grow as an engaged couple and positively transform your relationship with each other. Counselling sessions are not just for married couples, or couples actively resolving conflict. Our premarital counselling is intimate, one to one family therapy to nurture your growing family. Prepare for your big day by investing in your communication skills with your future spouse! 


Our workshops will provide you with the skills, knowledge and perspective you need for accelerated growth and transformation in your relationship. We will help you to build a solid foundation of wholeness ready for your marriage, helping you to have the healthy conversations you need to have before your special day. Whether stress from your financial situation or even Covid-19, learning how to handle conflict together as a team will ensure both long and short term joy and support in your long and happy marriage.

We offer pre-marriage counselling in three formats. Our sessions can be delivered over a course of three-hour sessions, a 2-day intensive meeting at our offices or your home, or through our new, 1-day group workshops, The Art of Loving. Couples Help understands that you need to feel you’re in a safe and supportive environment.

Seeking trained professional help from family therapists can be a difficult, but rewarding, step. To find out if it’s the right choice for you, simply email today. For further information on our pre-marriage group workshops, see our The Art of Loving page.


Throughout your pre-marriage counselling, your Imago therapist will take you through a number of different marriage preparation topics so you can enjoy a whole new level of connection with each other from the start of your marriage. 

Shift your focus from day to day issues around in laws or household chores, instead following questions to their source; exploring the journey you have both taken to arrive at your future together. We help engaged couples create realistic expectations about such issues, based in empathy toward one another.

Topics that we will cover

  • Listening and speaking to each other in a way that enhances understanding and connection.

  • In depth personality analysis for both partners.

  • Understanding how the two personalities come together in a healthy marriage.

  • Understanding how the child in your partner is still present in your relationship.

  • Learning how to grow through childhood wounds and connecting as adults in the present.

  • Learning frustration dialogue techniques to grow from frustration and conflict into greater intimacy.

  • Understanding your sex life is rooted in your individual and unique sexual journey

  • Learn love making and caring skills that nourish the relationship.

  • Understanding your partner’s and your own deep, unconscious needs and longings.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Each day will see you focus on your relationship, giving you the tools you need to grow together and develop the intimacy needed for a successful marriage. With two days, we will focus on one partner throughout each day.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Morning coffee and Welcoming & Relationship Evaluation session.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Tea and coffee break

10:15 am - 12:15 am

Learning the Art of Connecting

12:15 am - 1:15 pm

Partner Childhood story – each day will focus on one partner

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Partner Personality analysis – each day will focus on one partner

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Partner Sexual Journey – each day will focus on one partner

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Making Sense of Your Relationship to your Partner – each day will focus on one partner

Premarital counselling is a brave step to take and will help you to embark on married life together confidently and with true intimacy and trust. For more information and book  your session, call Couples Help on +27 (0) 60 951 3955 or email

Want to see how counselling helps lay a solid foundation for other happy engaged couples?

Read my couples testimonials here

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