Traditionally couples tend to wait to talk to someone about their relationship until they feel counselling is the only option.
More and more couples are seeing the benefit of talking to someone about their relationship. Just as you would have a coach if you were serious about doing a sport to the best of your ability, having someone to help you tune up your relationship can give you a real head start.
Talking with an impartial person at the beginning of your relationship, or at key points such as moving in together, getting married, or the arrival of a child, can make a big difference. Simply the passage of time which causes couples to move to a new stage in their relationship, can cause significant upset.
For mature couples, children leave home, retirement or life transitions such as caring for or death or parents can cause turmoil and unexpected feelings. Having a space to discuss these, and other issues can be extremely important.