250 Baker Drive, Suite 222
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 6L4

Couples Therapy

Providing couples counselling in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

In all long-term relationships, dynamics shift over time. When you’re walking a well-worn path with your partner, open communication can sometimes give way to silent assumptions. Marriage counselling can offer many benefits for couples experiencing challenges within their relationship. Through couples therapy, Brian can help you explore and address many areas of your relationship, including:


One of the main benefits of marriage counselling is improved communication between partners. A trained therapist can help couples identify and overcome communication barriers, learn effective communication skills, and develop healthy patterns that can truly help you better understand and support each other.

Conflict Resolution

Couples therapy can help identify and resolve conflicts in a healthy, safe and constructive manner. With ongoing guided sessions, couples can understand the underlying causes of deep-seated conflicts, seek strategies to manage those conflicts, and learn effective problem-solving skills. By resolving conflicts in a positive way, couples can strengthen their relationship and avoid escalation in future disagreements.

Stronger Relationship Bonds

Marriage counselling can help couples strengthen emotional connection and meaningful intimacy. Through counseling sessions, you and your partner can develop a deeper understanding of each other’s feelings and needs, improving your ability to empathize and support each other.

Specific Issues

Relationship therapy can address specific issues that may be negatively impacting the relationship, such as infidelity, substance abuse or financial problems. Brian can help couples understand the impact of these issues on their relationship, identify ways to cope with them, and develop strategies to prevent them from happening again.

Healthy Relationship Skills

Marriage counselling can help couples develop healthy relationship skills that can be applied in all areas of your life. These skills can include: effective communication, conflict resolution, active listening, empathy, and problem-solving. By learning these skills, couples can not only improve their relationship but also enhance overall wellbeing.

Stress and Anxiety Reduction

Couples therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety for couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties. By getting to the root of the issues causing stress and anxiety, couples can gain a stronger sense of relief and empowerment, which can improve mood, physical health, and overall quality of life.


Marriage counselling can help prevent divorce by providing couples with the skills and tools they need to overcome obstacles to rebuild a strong, healthy relationship. By addressing issues early on and seeking professional help, couples can avoid the emotional and financial costs of divorce, and maintain a happy and fulfilling marriage. If divorce is in fact the best way forward for both parties involved in the relationship, Brian can help you navigate that emotionally fraught and complicated terrain so that you feel strong, safe and supported as you embark on this new chapter of your life. Couples therapy can become a much-needed lifeline for couples who are experiencing various challenges in their relationship. Given a little time and effort, couples therapy can help you build a strong, healthy, and fulfilling relationship. Contact Brian MacAulay to set up your first appointment.