What to expect when you’re expecting
Finding out you’re expecting a baby is the best news many of us will ever hear, and there is nothing more exciting than the prospect of starting a family and bringing a child into the world together. At the same time, you need to prepare for how this will change your marriage and your relationship with each other, and I am here to help you prepare to create a space in your relationship for the new arrival whilst still maintaining your intimacy and connection with each other with Imago Therapy-based pregnancy counselling.
Bringing a child into your lives will see you both enter a state of vulnerability in your relationship and present a number of new challenges, but pregnancy counselling influenced by Imago Therapy will allow you to build and maintain regular connection rhythms as a couple and develop a deeper level of intimacy than ever before.
Family counselling to adjust to your new arrival
Pregnancy should be one of the happiest and exciting times of your life, but by trying to make sense of this new process, you can feel a deep disconnection and hurt in the process. I offer relationship counselling specifically catered for the anticipation of a new addition to your family, giving you the emotional tools you both need to maintain a deep, loving and intimate connection once your baby has arrived.
When I work with you for Imago pregnancy counselling, we will focus on rebuilding and solidifying your connection without rushing the process to give you a strong and stable foundation to face child-rearing together.
Discover the joy of family life together
My relationship counselling will focus on the interdependence you and your spouse need to create a whole family unit that will be united for your child and for each other. Just because you’re starting a family, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your romantic connection with each other.
Of course, inviting someone in to help you in your relationship takes a lot of trust. If you want like to talk to me and find out more about how I can help you approach this next stage in marriage, simply call me on +27 (0)79 511 9501 or email email@example.com today.
My husband of 3 years and I found ourselves in major disconnection and without understanding the sources of it. We went about our relationship in a vicious cycle of neglect, detachment , frustration, explosive fights and yet stayed in it because we loved and cared for each other. We hoped it would get better or resolved by itself. We found ourselves at odds as one of us wanted out and the other didn’t and we began to resent each other , and hurt each other more deeply as we could not resolve the situation or make sense of what was happening. We called Louis after he was recommended to us by a friend and a very intense and amazing journey began. Louis was able to help us understand where we were in our marriage and the processes we have done in getting us there , as well as the challenges and growth needed To help us get past it. He really helped us understand ourselves and our actions towards each other , to understand how we got there and why. With such great insight and understanding of ourselves we were able to come to our realization of our marriage and ourselves in a calm manner and from a place of love and kindness. 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. I sincerely recommend Louis to any and every couple who finds themselves in a situation where they are struggling
In their marriage. I love that he brings truth and clarity to the couple and allows them to then make decisions from that place. We are very grateful to have had him take us on this life-changing journey.
I recommend Louis and his intensive Marriage Restoration workshop extremely highly. 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. It forced us to re-examine what we each individually brought to the marriage and how our past had trapped us in unhealthy patterns. The experience for me was like lifting a fog, I could suddenly see things I’d never really seen before, I suddenly saw how beautiful my marriage really was.
I also must commend Louis on his facilitation. He was kind and compassionate, supporting us when we faced difficult emotional topics, but he was also firm in guiding us to places we were very uncomfortable. I found working with him to be an excellent experience.
Don’t miss this chance to change your marriage for the better. Give Louis a call.
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. Before I attended this programme I would have laughed at anyone who told me that two people could love each other into wholeness. What makes Couples Help so special is that its tailored specifically to your needs whether you are a couple who is in desperate need of saving a broken marriage or if you are looking to deepen your connection and learn more about each other.
Nothing could have ever prepared me for the reality of getting a divorce. When my wife left me for a third party I have never in my life experienced more sorrow, loneliness, a feeling of total rejection and my self-esteem was at an all-time low. Reality struck sitting on my bed looking at my ex-wife’s empty cupboard the day she left. My “purpose for living”, the love of my life and my children was gone. I was a broken man and so alone. And then the realisation that you must be strong for your two beautiful children who deserved none of the heartbreak that is part and parcel of any breakup.
Louis helped me to accept what is, with compassion and true empathy for my situation. The importance of a new civil and respectable relationship with my ex-wife, for the sake of our children. But most important he gave me new perspective on life and my perceived reality. That I am “good enough” I am “not alone” but loved by so many people. He helped me identify my biggest fears worked on my self-believe and made me realise that I have lost myself, my needs and voice in my marriage.
Today, fourteen months later, I live with more aliveness, happiness and self-confidence than in a very long time. Furthermore, my relationship and connection with my children has never been better. Thank you, can never describe how grateful I am towards Louis for his influence in helping me to change my life.