The dates for my Johannesburg Couples Workshop for the rest of the year are in the diary! To keep each workshop small and personal, there is only space for a limited number of couples so make sure you secure your preferred date. Hope to see you there!
27 August 2022
17 September 2022
15 October 2022
26 November 2022
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If you need help right now, take a look at my online sessions. Through 12 carefully crafted practical learning modules, including videos and some hands-on exercises, you and your partner can start right now. Join my online course and take your relationship in an entirely new direction.



We were born whole, with the desire and capacity for deep love and connection. But a lifetime of hurts, often stemming from childhood, can leave even the strongest of us wounded and a little stranded, sometimes in ways we don’t realise or understand. Marriage, and a committed relationship with a partner is one of life’s greatest gifts to restoring heart connection. We have a deep and holy calling to love each other into wholeness.

The ultimate achievement isn’t autonomy, independence or self-sufficiency. It’s in understanding and embracing our need for each other, to live fully alive ourselves.

My name is Louis, and this is my life’s passion – to see marriages restored. This is why Couples Help™ exists. You can read my story here.

Louis Venter, Founder, Couples Help


Couple Sessions

The Art of Loving Workshop

The Art of Loving is a one day group workshop designed to enlighten couples, share knowledge and create meaningful encounters that will help them grow in a short space of time, without breaking the bank or using up valuable leave days. Now also available online

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Pre-Marriage Counselling

So you’re not married yet, but there’s nothing like starting strong. On a solid foundation of deep connection and wholeness. Or if you know someone who’s getting married soon, what better gift than to equip them for a strong and beautiful forever-after story.

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Repair after Affair

Affairs can have a traumatic effect on a relationship, so it is essential to deal with this trauma fast. Trauma counselling is all about asking the right questions, at the right time, and encouraging healthier, happier dialogue. It is also about establishing what we call 'rhythms of connection.'

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Couples Counselling

You’re doing okay, but you wonder if you could be better. You lock horns every now and again, and there are things that trigger unhealthy responses. You just need some tools to help you have better conversations and find each other again. That’s okay, we can have a single session, and delve into your needs.

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From those who’ve been there

{ The couples who haved walked this journey with me have my deepest respect and awe. It takes courage to fight for love. They are the real heroes, my heroes. And these are their stories. }

“I strongly believe we would have not been able to come to accept our situation without animosity and deeply hurting each other unnecessarily without the guidance, clarity and superb counselling method by Louis. We are very grateful to have had him take us on this life-changing journey.”

Read Timera’s Story


“After 20 years of marriage, I couldn’t see how any 2 day session would fundamentally change the dynamics of our relationship, but it did. The workshop reconfirmed and strengthened our love for one another, and showed us so much about ourselves and our relationship…  Give Louis a call.”

Read Andrew’s Story


“I would recommend Couples Help to ANYONE and EVERYONE who are in or entering into marriage. My husband and I attended the two day programme and I can honestly say that it has given us such a deep understanding on what it means to have intimacy and connection in a marriage…”

Read Navashnee’s Story



How is Couples Help™ any different from seeing a marriage counsellor or clinical psychologist?

That’s a really good question, and I’m glad you asked.

I am immensely grateful for all medical and other professionals in our country who are committed to the restoration of relationships. I also believe that every couple is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all blanket solution.

Having said that, Couples Help is largely about Intensive Therapy.

Most traditional counseling approaches involve an hour a week or something along those lines. But these short disconnected patches of time often lack a sense of continuity, and many couples are left feeling helpless and powerless when the rubber hits the road in the grind of every day life. In many cases, these sessions ultimately become a guide to an amicable divorce, or at best, a relatively easier living arrangement.

My own personal story led me to realise that Intensive Therapy, on the other hand, has had an overwhelming track record of over 95% of relationships

restored to wholeness. It involves a solid chunk of time, two or three days spent with the couple in their own home.

This isn’t a weeknight checklist-item.

This is real life. Real conversations. Real context.

It takes time, courage and commitment, both from the couple and the therapist. And sadly, very few places in our country offer Intensive Therapy. I’ve been there, and I understand the pain and hurt of disconnection. But I also understand what it means to have someone who’ll walk the road with you. And having come out the other side, still happily married to my varsity sweetheart, I live what I teach every day.

I believe with all my heart in the restoration of relationships and heart connection. What I offer is not just therapy. It’s an encounter. With yourselves and each other.

Remember why you fell in love
Ready to take the next step or do you have a question?