2/3 Day Marriage Restoration Intensive

Our marriage counselling sessions help to repair broken relationships and support people through the most challenging situations. If you feel like you are coming to the end of your marriage, we will support you in finding your love for one another once again. It is never too late to fix your relationship and over time you will grow together as a couple. Couples Help has supported many couples through the most difficult situations and helped them to reconnect fully. We can do the same for you. Prior to your sessions, you could meet with your counselor for a free consultation. This will provide you with a full understanding of what to expect and so your counselor can learn more about your relationship.

What to expect from marriage counselling

The therapy aims to create an in-depth understanding of relationships, an understanding of self, how to effectively communicate with one another and how to look beyond blame and shame. Your therapy sessions will be conducted in a private environment, free from judgment and guilt. Instead, we will work through your issues together, in harmony and fix what was seemingly impossible.

We will begin together with a welcoming introduction and a relationship evaluation session, which will help to identify and accept the problems in the relationship. Together with your counselor, you will learn the true art of connection and contact with your partner. Our clients report that this is one of the most beneficial and satisfying aspects of the therapy sessions. It will teach you how to reconnect fully and how to talk openly and honestly with each other. After lunch, we will conduct a personality analysis which will deepen your understanding of one another. Couples who have been in long marriages admit that this helps them to learn things about themselves and their partner which they had never realized before. Sex is an important aspect of any marriage, so you will undergo a sexual journey together in an intimate setting, which will further help you to end your feelings of separation.

Your counselor will be Louis Venter, who works as a clinical intensive relationship therapist. He has reconnected couples all over South Africa. Our sessions can last two or three successive days, depending on your preferences and requirements. We will identify the most beneficial course of treatment for you during your free marriage consultation.


The schedule for the counselling sessions will typically run from 9am until 6pm. Although we do offer counselling sessions during the weekend, we recommend that you book time off work so that time can be spent entirely on yourself and your partner, rather than on family or work-related commitments. Your counselor will be able to help you at your home, anywhere in South Africa.


3 hour session: R2 700

2 days: R14 000

3 days: R21 000

Book a free counselling consultation

Couples Help understand that the decision to start marriage counselling therapy isn’t easy. We can offer you a free initial consultation where we can meet and talk through the therapy and your current situation in detail and privacy. To arrange this free consultation, contact us via phone on +27 (0)79 511 9501 or email louis@coupleshelp.co.za


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.


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