Pre-Marriage Counselling

We know that getting married needs a huge amount of preparation, but we overwhelmingly interpret the task in practical terms. We worry a lot about the flowers and devote extraordinary attention to the seating plan. And yet when people look back on a failed union and wonder where the mistakes might have arisen, they rarely come to the conclusion that the fault really lay in an ill-judged floral display or an unsuccessful after-party.

The main preparation we need ahead of marriage is not practical, but psychological. We need to understand ourselves, our partners, where difficulties may arise and how love might work. We need properly to fathom what we are headed into and what the correct mindset for the journey might be.

It’s with this in mind that we have designed what we take to be the single-best tool to help marriages: dedicated pre-marital relationship Couple Counselling. This gifts a couple with the opportunity to see what issues they might face in the company of a hugely mature, kind and helpful psychotherapist (who never takes sides). The session enables both parties to look into their pasts, consider what dynamics they may be bringing into the relationship and how best to deal with the other’s psyche as they embark on a new phase of life. More sessions can always be arranged but this session provides a helpful and solid start - and, not least, makes for a perfect wedding gift for a couple one loves (see here for details).

Further reading about psychotherapy is available here.

Questions

If you have any questions about this service or would like to speak to a therapist before booking, please email us.

Our Psychotherapists

All the psychotherapists and psychologists affiliated with The School of Life are registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council or the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Booking Information

Once you have made a booking, one of our psychotherapists will be in touch via email to arrange a day and time for the initial session. The session will last for 50 minutes and the fee is £100. This will be an opportunity for you to have an in-depth conversation with a highly qualified psychotherapist. You may then choose to have weekly follow-on sessions, which you'll arrange directly with the psychotherapist. 

Sessions take place in the therapy rooms at 8 Northington Street, 70 Marchmont Street, or online – please confirm the location with your therapist.

Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a forty-eight hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged. Any requests to reschedule less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, cannot be guaranteed and the original appointment will be charged for other than in exceptional circumstances.

If you are unable to arrange a session,  then we will offer a refund within 6 months of your original booking. If the booking was made more than 6 months ago but less than a year ago, we will gladly offer a gift voucher for the original value of the booking. Bookings made over 12 months ago that were not arranged, cannot be refunded other than in exceptional circumstances. If you were gifted a session that you do not wish to take, then we will happily exchange this for a gift voucher within 12 months of the original booking. To request a refund or exchange for a gift voucher please email therapy@theschooloflife.com

You can buy someone a gift voucher for a couple counselling session here.

Redeeming your Session

  • Sessions of Pre-Marriage Counselling can be purchased as a gift with a e-voucher or physical voucher.
  • Once you have purchased a session you will be given information to get in touch and arrange a date and time for your session. 
  • The session will take place at The School of Life or an alternative off-site location in Central London. 
  • Whilst we will endeavour to book an appointment date as soon as possible, please note that this is a very popular consulting service.
  • Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a forty-eight hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged. Any requests to reschedule less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, cannot be guaranteed and the original appointment will be charged for other than in exceptional circumstances.
  • We will refund pre-marriage counselling sessions that have been paid for but not taken place within 6 months of the booking. If the booking was made more than 6 months ago but less than a year ago, we will gladly offer a gift voucher for the original value of the booking. 
  • Bookings made over 12 months ago that were not arranged, cannot be refunded other than in exceptional circumstances. If you were gifted a session that you do not wish to take, then we will happily exchange this for a gift voucher within 12 months of the original booking. 
  • To request a refund or exchange for a gift voucher please email therapy@theschooloflife.com

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Pre-Marriage Counselling

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