Assured Psychology | Calgary, Alberta

Couples Counselling

in Calgary & Online:

Build a Better Connection

Couples Counselling in Calgary is a transformative experience aimed at deepening connections & resolving conflicts. It's a journey towards a more fulfilling relationship, where understanding & communication are key.

Couples Counselling in Calgary is a transformative experience aimed at deepening connections & resolving conflicts. It is a journey towards a more fulfilling relationship, where understanding & communication are key.

Couples Counselling in Calgary is a transformative experience aimed at deepening connections & resolving conflicts. It's a journey towards a more fulfilling relationship, where understanding & communication are key.

What Is Couples & Family Counselling?

Couples & Family Counselling involves a collaborative and therapeutic approach to address relationship challenges. It is a process where couples or other family members work with a therapist to explore issues, understand their dynamics, enhance communication and deepen their bond. This therapy is not just about resolving conflicts solely as the conflict is often the symptom of an underlying issue. Couples therapy focuses on understanding each other’s perspectives, developing deeper connections for each other and building a more resilient partnership. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is the primary modality Assured Psychology uses for couples & family counselling. The Gottman approach is also used at times.

How Does Couples Counselling Work in Calgary?

Initial Session:

The initial session focuses on understanding the dynamics, challenges & history of your relationship with all members present at the first session. Sessions typically take 60- 75 minutes. 

Individual Attachment Interview:

Each member of the couple meets with therapist 1-1 to review their attachment history & their perspective on the relationship.

Regular Couples or Family Sessions:

Regular, ongoing therapy for the couple to address their issues of disconnection & conflict. Couples should consider weekly or bi-weekly counselling for 4-8 months then reassess, as a recommendation.  After those are addressed the therapy moves into deepening their connection & repairing emotional injuries.

Wrapping up:

Once couples or families have completed therapy, a session is spent concluding their process and includes relapse-prevention planning.

Initial Session:

The initial session focuses on understanding the dynamics, challenges & history of your relationship with all members present at the first session. Sessions typically take 60- 75 minutes. 

Individual Attachment Interview:

Each member of the couple meets with therapist 1-1 to review their attachment history & their perspective on the relationship.

Regular Couples or Family Sessions:

Regular, ongoing therapy for the couple to address their issues of disconnection & conflict. Couples should consider weekly or bi-weekly counselling for 4-8 months then reassess, as a recommendation.  After those are addressed the therapy moves into deepening their connection & repairing emotional injuries.

Wrapping up:

Once couples or families have completed therapy, a session is spent concluding their process and includes relapse-prevention planning.

Benefits to Couples Counselling from Assured Psychology

At Assured Psychology, our Couples Counselling services offer:

Professional Expertise:

Our therapists specialize in relationship dynamics & are trained in various therapeutic techniques. Assured Psychology has been regarded as an industry leader with regards to couples therapy.

Empathetic & Safe Environment:

We provide a non-judgmental & safe space for couples to openly work through their issues. Therapists are not looking for a bad guy to blame, but understand that both parties have reasons driving their actions. 

Evidence-Based Strategies:

Utilizing proven methods like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples develop a deeper, more meaningful connection.

Enhanced Relationship Skills:

Focus on building strong connections that last over time through effective communication, empathy, & understanding, and injury repair.

Support for Diverse Relationships:

We cater to various types of relationships, respecting & understanding the unique challenges & strengths of each. LBGTQIA2S+ relationships are safe & welcome.

Commitment to Relationship Growth:

Our goal is to support couples in achieving long-term happiness, connection & satisfaction in their relationships. This matters to us! If this is a priority for you, we can support you.

What should we do if our relationship is in crisis, including pending separation or after an affair?

While it is best to begin couples counselling before the relationship has gotten to the point of crisis, this is a common starting point for many couples. This includes after an affair has occurred or once someone has begun to seriously consider ending the relationship. If both partners are willing to do therapy, we offer help. In these cases it is best to commit to “the work” with regular weekly couple’s therapy sessions pre-booked for several months. A couple’s retreat and readings such as Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight can support your progress as well.

 If you are interested in giving your relationship a chance, give us a call at 403-910-7677. Our admin team can help you book a regular appointment slot. 

Relationships are one of the most important, rewarding and complicated parts of life.

"The wound is the place where the light enters you."

Rumi

How To Access Couples or Family Counselling in Calgary & Online

Relationships are one of the most important, rewarding and complicated parts of life. When your relationship is doing well, life seems to be easier. When your relationship is struggling, life can be very difficult, particularly at home. There is substantial evidence that shows relationships impact not only your mental and emotional well-being but also your physical health, career and overall satisfaction in life. It is, in fact, one of the main determinants of how happy people feel overall in their lives.

We use an empirically-validated, highly effective approach to couples therapy called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). Following years of development and fine-tuning, this approach has proven highly effective in helping couples work their way out of despair, disconnection & conflict. We work hard to help you move towards a closer, bonding, loving relationship.

Couples in Calgary can access our counselling services through various flexible options, including in-office sessions or online through telehealth platforms. This flexibility ensures that all couples, regardless of their schedule or location, can benefit and access from our services.

We offer in-person appointment in Calgary, and online appointment anywhere in Alberta, the Yukon, Nunavut, and Nova Scotia.

What should we do if our relationship is in crisis, including pending separation or after an affair?

While it is best to begin couples counselling before the relationship has gotten to the point of crisis, this is a common starting point for many couples. This includes after an affair has occurred or once someone has begun to seriously consider ending the relationship. If both partners are willing to do therapy, we offer help. In these cases it is best to commit to “the work” with regular weekly couple’s therapy sessions pre-booked for several months. A couple’s retreat and readings such as Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight can support your progress as well.

If you are interested in giving your relationship the best possible chance, give us a call at 403-910-7677. Our admin team can help you book a regular appointment slot. 

Badger and Turtle Face the Storm:

A book that helps families connect

Badger and Turtle Face the Storm follows a pair of friends who learn to work together under stress. This book is meant for not only children to enjoy, but as a tool for families to better understand a common, hurtful pattern that can occur, particularly between parents. By better understanding this pattern, it allows someone to be able to change it more easily, resulting in a positive impact on the home environment.

Author: Daniel McMillan M.Ed., R.Psych

Written by: Assured Psychology Owner and Clinic Director

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

-African Proverb