Marriage & Couples counselling

Improve Communication

 

You can see the same old argument coming from a mile away.

 

You are so freakin’ fed up with feeling like you are trapped on a hamster wheel doing the same old crap that never works. Ya know, the same old arguments, the same stuck pattern.  The same predictable ending to your fights, leaving you in your bedroom crying and your partner on the couch watching tv as if everything in his world is just peachy.

And even though you and your partner are sick to death of repeating this fight it’s hard to back down, especially when you’re hurt and it feels like your needs really don’t matter.

Then when things finally do feel better between the two of you, you hesitate to bring up your concerns because you don’t want to start another fight.   

 

You’re sick of tiptoeing around trying to steer clear of an argument, but you have no sweet clue how to get your communication back on track.

All this arguing is exhausting. 

You’re smart enough to know that no relationship is easy. You knew that every couple went through rough patches and you figured that you were just going through some yourself.

But now you can’t stand feeling shut down by the person you love most in the world. The tension between the two of you feels heavy.  And quite honestly, you’re emotionally exhausted from all the disagreements.

When you Seek Counselling to Improve Communication:

  • You and your partner will work to resolve the pain of repeated disagreements and miscommunications.
  • You’ll learn new ways to talk without getting stuck in silence, shouting or ignoring the problem.
  • You will better understand what drives you and they other person the get caught in these repetitive argument.
  • You and your partner will begin to see the things you say in a different light and not take them as personally.
  • The two of you will be able to forgive communication missteps without allowing them to cause bitterness or resentment.

 

Benefits of  Marriage & Couple’s Counselling: 

Poor communication is one of the most frequent reasons given for seeking out counselling with me.  People often tell me that they feel a deep sense of despair about their relationship because of repeated arguments, but that they have no idea how to get through to their partner or how to get out of this communication rut.  I can help. 

The three of us will work together as a team to help you improve your communication and feel better understood by your partner so you can resolve your differences more easily.

The Process for Marriage & Couples Counselling to Improve Communication 

Free Consultation:

Book a free 15-minute no-obligation call so we can chat more about working together.

It’s my hope that even before your first session you’ll be confident that we can work well together. I want you to have the opportunity to ask about my training and experience if this would put your mind at ease. Or, to find out more about what a couples therapy session would be like. 

I want you to make sure you know about my office policies and location.  My hope is that by doing this ahead of time, it will make coming to therapy in my Bedford office a bit less stressful.

If I’m not the right person for you,  I will point you in the right direction , so you can get the help you need.

First Session:

 Our first session is 80 minutes and will feel like a long conversation between the three of us.

I’ll explain in greater detail what to expect in couples therapy and explore the history of your relationship how your communication with each  other has broken down.

 2nd & 3rd sessions: These sessions are individual sessions where you and your partner will meet alone with me. This will help me  find out more about your take on the relationship and find out more about the parts of your personal history that might impact your current relationship. This is best done in a 1:1 session with me, but I want you to know I won’t be keeping secrets and everything I learn is for the purpose of helping me to do my best work in the relationship.

Ongoing Therapy:

For the fourth session and onwards, we will always meet together as a team.  In the early stages of marriage & couples counselling, I generally meet with couples weekly.  This allows us to identify the ways in which you have gotten stuck and unhelpful patterns that are happening between the two of you that are contributing to your relationship problems.

In each session you can expect to experience communicating with your partner in a whole new way. It takes willingness & vulnerability to do this, but through the practical work we do in session so you’ll be equipped to have hard conversations in  in real-life without worrying that things will come off the rails.  You’ll learn to communicate in a way that allows you to resolve difficulties together rather than feeling like the other person is the problem.

Once you start feeling like you are communicating and relating to each other in a new, less stuck kind of way, we will decrease the frequency of our appointments.  You’ll be confident that you can take the skills we’ve worked on together and apply them in your life.  You will leave therapy feeling like you’ve got a partner who  with you can communicate effectively with even through the challenging moments of life.

More About Marcy Daniels MSW, RSW

Knowing the deep pain of feeling at odds with someone you love, propelled me to pour countless hours into becoming the best possible couples therapist I could be.  As a Registered Social Worker, I’ve spent the last decade developing my skill in marriage & couples counselling through continuing education, training and hundreds of hours of working with couples.  My best hope is that I would be able to help you know the comfort and joy of a secure connected relationship.

My vision for Restore. Renew. Revive.  counselling & couples therapy is to offer the hope and help you need to transform your relationship struggles.  I serve couples who reside in the Halifax Region or who are willing to come to my Bedford office from elsewhere in Nova Scotia.

Who Benefits Most from Couple’s Therapy to Improve Communicaton

Couples Counselling is best for those who are always arguing and feel like they are wasting a lot of energy having the same discussions and never resolving the issues. You and your partner will learn how to improve communication by sharing differences of opinion without getting lost in an argument.

You will benefit from therapy to improve communication if:
  • You and your partner argue about the same things over and over again
  • The two of you misinterpret what the other is trying to say and feel offended
  • As a couple you are embarrassed by the amount of time you spend disagreeing, even when you’re out in public
  • You both have a hard time making decisions because you can never get on the same page
There are times when marriage & couples therapy with me might not be the best fit:
  • Either you or your partner have an active or untreated addiction
  • You or your partner are physically violent or emotionally abusive toward one another
  • You and your partner don’t want the same thing; one of you wants to leave the relationship and the other does not.

If any of these apply to you, I can provide you with the appropriate referrals.

What does marriage & couples counselling cost?

My initial session fee is $170 and each session after is $150.

My services are covered by most insurance plans, employee assistance plans and victim services.  I also offer a limited number of reduced fee spots through Open Path Collective.

I am only able to directly bill certain insurance plans on Blue Cross. I will give you a detailed bill to submit to your insurance or to keep for income tax purposes.

I recommend you check your plan specifics before scheduling a session.

What are your office hours? Where are you located?

I am available for therapy sessions                                       Tuesday – Friday  1 PM – 9 PM and Saturday 9-5.

My office is located across from the Sunnyside Mall in Sunnyside Place. I share a parking lot with the Riverside Pub.

The address is 1600 Bedford Highway Suite 220  Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 1E8

I serve couples who reside in the Halifax Region or who are willing to come to my Bedford office from elsewhere in Nova Scotia.

Here are some of the ways I help couples in my Bedford, Nova Scotia Counselling Office:

Improve Communication

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