Couple/Marital


The Dance of Pursue and Flee in Couple Relationships


Towards the end of a session with a couple, my female client asked “Why is it difficult for some things to change?” She, of course, was referring to her husband’s behaviour, specifically in regards to the fact that he often seemed to choose going out with his friends over spending time with her. This concern had indeed been…

19 Statistically Proven Facts About Healthy Relationships


  Chances are you already know that a healthy relationship takes a lot of work. It can be an all consuming effort. From the original attraction and everything that follows, cultivating a healthy relationship takes time and attention. While defining the universal “healthy relationship” is downright impossible, there are similarities that can be drawn. Read…

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Helping Blended Families Become One


In today’s society, nuclear families are no longer the norm. Chances are, you or someone you know is a part of a blended family. Whether that means a re-marriage through divorce, or the death of a spouse, forming new family connections can be a tricky thing to do. Couples counselling, or marriage therapy is a…

How Healthy Is Your Marriage?


Every marriage has it’s ups and downs. Why else would “in sickness and in health” for “richer or for poorer” even be a part of the vows? The fact that your marriage isn’t always going to be sunshine and roses is an uncomfortable, yet undeniable fact! When was the last time you stopped to consider…

Selecting a Couples Counsellor


Couples Counselling is a fantastic resource for couples at all stages. A Couples Counsellor provides the outside perspective you need to help your relationship thrive, and adapt to everything life throws at you both. Choosing the right couples counsellor to suit you and your partner can be difficult, but it is a rewarding process! Choose…

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The Many Benefits of Couple Counselling


At Capital Choice Counselling, we consider couples counselling to be like a multivitamin. We don’t take our multivitamins when we get sick, we take them everyday to prevent illness, and to stay healthy. Same goes for marriage therapy. There’s no rule saying you have to wait for a rough patch to book an appointment. Ongoing…

When to Begin Couples Therapy


Is the first date too early for couples therapy? The above question was posed to couples and therapists alike in this recent article, and while the statement itself might be a more hypothetical question, the thought behind it is a good one. At what point is it beneficial to seek out couples’ therapy? As reflected…

Valentine’s Day & Couple Therapy: Relationship Checkup


Relationship Checkup: Should we attend an Ottawa couples therapy session? One helpful thing that holidays can do is remind us, and give us the space to, reflect. And while Valentine’s Day may be one of your least favourite holidays due to the commercialism of love, it can still provide us with a chance to take…

Benefits of Conjoint, or “Two on Two”, Therapy


Written By: Marlene Neufeld, MSW, RSW and Bob Neufeld, M.Ed. We are a husband/wife team who use a conjoint therapy approach working as co-therapists almost exclusively with couples. We meet with couples two-on-two, which means that there are four of us in the room, the client couple and the two of us. We use this…

Partners are not mean: They just have a wound or two, like you.


Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group How often has a couple fight included the words: “But, you always do that! Why are you so mean?” After 25 years of doing couple counselling and marriage therapy, I know that the above line is most often not true. Even though it feels like…