This type counselling is for couples on the brink of divorce.
If you or your spouse are considering divorce but aren’t completely sure that’s the best path, you’re in a tough spot. I have a new counselling service that’s designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your relationship or marriage.
Discernment Counselling is designed to help you with the difficult decision to stay together or separate. It’s a specialised way of working and helping couples
One person is “leaning out” of the relationship—and not sure that regular marriage/ relationship counselling would help–and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the marriage/ relationship.
My role is to help you decide whether to try to restore your marriage to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.
The goal is for you to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future.
The goal is not to solve your marital / relationship problems but to see if they are solvable. You’ll each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you’re feeling about your marriage at the moment.
You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with me. Why? Because you’re starting out in different places.
As your counsellor, I respect your reasons for divorce whilst also exploring and opening the possibility of restoring the marriage/ relationship to health.
Be prepared to dig deep, because my emphasis is for each of you to see your own contributions to the problems and the possible solutions. This is an important growth opportunity that will be useful in future relationships even if this one ends.
A maximum of five counselling sessions.
Sessions are 2 hours in length.
If Indecision is ripping you apart. Enough pain.