Relationship Coaching Or Relationship Counselling?

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

There is understandable confusion with Relationship coaching and Relationship counselling, and so I thought I would delve into each one so you can decide which one is best for you and your relationship.


Relationship Counselling

Helps you to identify and address problems and issues in the marriage.

Focuses on the past and the present.

Helps you to deeply talk through past events that are still traumatising you or limiting your happiness.

Helps you to address mental health issues within marriages such as depression or alcohol/substance abuse.

Allows you to speak freely about your partner and your relationship whilst you are there.

Supports people with mental health conditions.

Helps people to cope that are struggling or overwhelmed.

Relationship Coaching

Relationship coaching is a confidential, non-judgemental and empowering process that you commit to, which will inspire, guide and empower you to achieve your relationship goals.

In Relationship Coaching, we create a bespoke goal or mission statement for your relationship, and we work together to create that for you both. We aim to move you forward and towards that from the first or second session.


Relationship coaching is a proactive process where we use specific strategies personalised for you and your relationship and agree on actions that you will take in the week(s) following the session.

​During the Relationship coaching sessions, the coach will ask you questions and use strategies to explore your marriage, you and your partners' wants and needs in the marriage and also in life. Your coach will then suggest strategies and actions that you can take to have the marriage you desire.

Relationship coaching shows you what is going well in your relationship and continues to build on that.

Relationship coaching is available to anyone who has relationships, which of course, we all do! Whether you are a married couple, common-law couple, are single or have an In-law or friendship problem, then marriage coaching is available to you.

​There doesn’t need to be anything ‘wrong’ in your relationship to have relationship coaching; you can simply come to learn more about how to take your relationship to the next level of awesome or to address one issue.

In relationship coaching the Coach does not ‘take sides’ with either party. It is a very fair and non – judgmental journey that considers each persons’ happiness and significance and requires that each person focuses on their own responsibilities within the relationship and in their own lives.