Virtuous Circle Counselling

Couples Counselling Calgary

Marriage Counselling Calgary - Enhance Your Relationship with Calgary Couples Therapy

It is important to recognize that the term ‘relationship’ is not merely exclusive to one specific term or definition of a couple. In a couples therapy session, it is important that clients feel safe and are able to feel validated and recognized by their relationship status, even as it may be outside of what is considered as mainstream norms. With Virtuous Circle Counselling we recognize romantic partnership dynamics to include; monogamous, polyamorous, long-distance, casual sex, ‘friends with benefits’, asexual, open-marriage as well as LGBTQ+ partnerships. We are a gender affirming and non-judgemental space for individuals to bring forward their relationship issues with the hope to resolve their problems in order to achieve their goals within that partnership. 

LGBTQ+ partnerships

What is Couples Therapy? - Techniques for Your Relationship to Thrive

Couples counselling is often the final step before a fractured relationship heals or disbands. In either outcome, couples therapy in Calgary can ensure that you are given a safe and inclusive space to explore your relationship in a healthy way. 

The best couples therapy in Calgary will not work like a light switch, there is no on/off button for progress. Instead, couples will need to enter couples therapy in Calgary with the intention of working together toward the right solution for their relationship. Within a couples counselling session, both parties will have the freedom and support to declare their feelings, explore their relationship hurdles, and address potential solutions.

Effective Couples Therapy Techniques

1. Reflective Listening

Otherwise known as Active Listening. Its creator was Dr. Carl Rogers – and it was originally called Reflective Listening. The couple will take turns being active listeners, and will use “I” phrases instead of “you” statements.

2. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

This is a common method used by practitioners. The goal here is to identify patterns that interfere with healing or creating safe attachments within the relationship.

3. Gottman Method

Another common and effective method with 40 years of research used by couples counsellors. The technique helps couples deepen their understanding for one another in which helps management of conflict in the relationship.

Virtuous Circle Counselling Offers Online Therapy Sessions

Couples online counselling or in-person couples therapy can be a creative way to address a common hurdle. When couples require counselling, it is often because there has been a breakdown in trust and communication. At times like these, it is important to have a third party involved that can promote progress through evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Here at Virtuous Circle Counselling, we offer in-persons and virtual sessions to couples in need so that they can find their way to a healthier future.

Marriage Counselling Calgary

What Are The Benefits of Couples Therapy?

Restore Intimacy and Connection in Your Relationship

While you and your partner or spouse may have gone to couples counselling in the past and continue to experience unresolved issues, therapy requires ongoing commitment, maintenance and consistency. Our goal is to ensure that both individuals feel supported, valued and safe in this process. Couples Therapy goes beyond proving one person is right and one person is wrong. The ultimate goal is to bring closure to an issue and bring you closer to your partner. As a result, you will experience improved trust, security and unity all while enhancing the intimacy you once shared.

What Are The Signs You Need Couples Therapy?

Look, it’s never fun going through hard times in a relationship and we get that. This is the whole reason why our counselling services exist for couples and marriages, helping to resolve conflict, distress, or mistrust.

Some of the most common reasons couples seek therapy:

  • the need to rebuild trust
  • to enhance intimacy, either physically or emotionally
  • to overcome trauma 
  • financial issues
  • the pressure of career or jobs
  • anger issues that restrict resolving conflict

and many more…

While couples therapy in Calgary is never the easiest service to find, we hope to make it as easy as possible for our clients. We are currently offering in-person, online counselling and phone-based services to facilitate the needs of our clients around Alberta. Virtuous Circle Counselling is accepted by most private extended health insurance companies as well as providing direct billing support for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

Call Us at (587) 856-8369 -OR- Contact Us

Contact Virtuous Circle Counselling today to see if we are the right couples therapy provider for you. Book an intake session today and work on your relationship tomorrow!

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We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.