Pre-Marriage Counselling Johannesburg

When you take the next step in your relationship, whether you’re moving in together or you’ve got engaged, you fully expect to enjoy an easy and relaxed stage in your relationship. Often this doesn’t happen, and here at Couples Help we see many couples who are scared and feeling confusing negative emotions. Couples who have recently moved in together or got engaged often fight and this can be worrying, but if you’re looking for a way to do it differently to other couples, the chances are you’re asking yourself the question of what needs to change in your relationship. This is where pre-marriage counselling can help you to prepare for the next step

These feelings are all normal, and you’ll feel reassured to know that you’re definitely not alone. Using Imago Therapy, Couples Help is here to help you grow as a couple and positively transform your relationship with each other.

What’s offered from Couples Help pre-marriage counselling?

Pre-marriage counselling with Couples Help will provide you with the told and knowledge you need for accelerated growth and transformation in your relationship. We will help you to build a solid foundation of wholeness ready for your marriage, helping you to have the healthy conversations you need to have before your special day.

We offer pre-marriage counselling in three formats. Our pre-marriage sessions can be delivered over a course of three-hour sessions, a 2-day intensive meeting at our offices, or your home or through our new, 1-day group workshops, The Art of Loving. Couples Help understands that you need to feel you’re in a safe and supportive environment for your pre-marriage counselling to be a full success.

For further information on our pre-marriage group workshops, see our The Art of Loving page.

Choosing pre-marriage counselling can be difficult, to find out if it’s the right choice for you, simply email today.

What to expect

Throughout your pre-marriage counselling, your Imago therapist will take you through a number of different topics so you can enjoy a whole new level of connection with each other from the start of your marriage. Topics covered in our pre-marriage counselling include:

– Listening and speaking to each other in a way that enhances understanding and connection.

– In depth personality analysis for both partners.

– Understanding how the two personalities come together.

– Understanding how the child in your partner is still present in your relationship.

– Learning how to grow through childhood wounds and connecting as adults in the present.

– Learning frustration dialogue techniques to grow from frustration and conflict into greater intimacy.

– Understanding your individual and unique sexual journey.

– Learn love making and caring skills that nourish the relationship.

– Understanding your partner’s and your own deep, unconscious needs and longings.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Each day will see you focus on your relationship, giving you the tools you need to grow together and develop the intimacy needed for a successful marriage.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Morning coffee and Welcoming & Relationship Evaluation session.
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Tea and coffee break
10:15 am - 12:15 am
Learning the Art of Connecting
12:15 am - 1:15 pm
Partner Childhood story – each day will focus on one partner
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Partner Personality analysis – each day will focus on one partner
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Tea and coffee break
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Partner Sexual Journey – each day will focus on one partner
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Making Sense of Your Relationship to your Partner – each day will focus on one partner


Our 2 day workshop is presented at our Johannesburg office for R14,000; although if you’d prefer, our pre-marriage counselling can also be offered in three hour sessions.

For more information about Imago therapy pre-marriage counselling in Johannesburg and Gauteng, call Couples Help on +27 (0)79 511 9501 today.

3 hour session: R2 700

2 days: R14 000

3 days: R21 000

Pre-marriage counselling is a brave step to take and will help you to embark on married life together confidently and with true intimacy and trust. For more information and to arrange your free pre-marriage counselling consultation, call Couples Help on +27 (0)79 511 9501 or email today.


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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