The Value of Online Marriage Counselling in a Modern World

While many people are still waiting for a “return to normal” after the Covid-19 global pandemic has disrupted our regular way of life, it would be impractical to think that things will ever return to exactly the way they were before. The full extent of the impact this has had on people and their interpersonal relationships is still unknown, but it is safe to say that it has often been challenging and frustrating in many ways. Instead of fighting these changes, this might be the time to start leaning into it. Online marriage counselling could be the ideal way to help you and your spouse navigate the post-Covid-19 landscape.

No couple is immune to conflict somewhere along their journey together. A disruption like we have experienced globally during the last year is bound to act as a catalyst as we deal with the discomfort of everything that we’re used to changing. Online marriage counselling can help you process this, whether you simply want to grow your bond, or realise the need for decisive action in saving a relationship.

There are a multitude of benefits to marriage counselling. It can help you to reconnect as a couple, deal with traumatic experiences or big challenges, or manage conflict. It can also help you to communicate better with each other, learn how to recognise each other’s needs, or simply grow as a couple. But it’s also a very personal experience, and one that can initially seem uncomfortable to share with a stranger face to face. Taking these sessions online can help to create the comfortable space you require to feel safe enough to share.

Online marriage counselling should be approached with the same care as you would in-person counselling. While you may be able to stay in the comfort of your own physical space, you are still entrusting an intimate part of your life with another person, and you want to make sure that that person is an experienced professional that can add value to your relationship.

Dr Tienie Maritz – based in Pretoria, but available online – is a highly-qualified psychologist that has extensive experience in marriage counselling and comes highly recommended in his field. For over 25 years, he has been helping people to live life better through therapy, skills, learning, and solution oriented interventions.

He has adapted his services to suit the changing environment and now also offers online marriage counselling via a range of channels, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Zoom. To find out more and book a session, get in touch with his office.

A message from Dr Tienie Maritz

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