Couple Intensive

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Renew your relationship in the Heart of Georgian Bay

Do you long to feel safe, loved, and secure in your relationship?

You can rediscover the love you have for each other by attending a couples intensive. 

Take a break from the ordinary and renew your relationship with some special time together. If you are facing a challenging time in your relationship and you are questioning your future together, it is time to reach out for help.

Don’t give up. Renew your relationship in the Heart of Georgian Bay.

Intensive sessions are for couples who are prepared to invest the tie and effort to accelerate progress in their relationship. Giver yourself the luxury of time: to explore your history, evaluate your present relationship, and make a clear decision for the future. If your relationship is in crisis, an intensive gives you space to focus on your issues and make real progress. If your relationship is already on a good track, these sessions are an opportunity to learn new skills to rebuild intimacy and connection with your partner and percent future problems. 

Why wait one more day for the love and life you deserve? Get started now!

What is a Couple Intensive?

Either for easier scheduling or additional support, some couples prefer a longer block of time than weekly sessions. Couple Intensives are simply extended sessions that allow the luxury of focused time to spend on your relationship. Intensive sessions are offered in one-, two-, and three-day formats. You can find more details below.

Standard couple sessions are sometimes not long enough time to make substantial headway on complex relationship problems. If your issues are overwhelming, you are facing a big decision, or need time to explore your concerns, an intensive session could be helpful. These longer sessions allow us to delve deeply into your issues and spend the time necessary to make real progress.

Some couples would prefer a private retreat option. It can be difficult to fit regular weekly counselling sessions into an already jam-packed schedule. With an escape from the stresses of your daily life, an intensive relationship counselling session gives you time to focus on your relationship without distractions. 

Keep in mind that Couple Intensives are not a group program. Only you, your partner, and the therapist are in the room. Your confidentiality is assured.

How Will a Couple Intensive Help?

Some issues need extra time to unpack. Sometimes meeting weekly can feel like it is dragging out the pain, rather than making the progress you are hoping for. A couples intensive allows you to work privately with a relationship specialist to help you make real progress in the shortest time possible.

Couples attend an intensive for a number of reasons:

  • Coping with a crisis such as an infidelity
  • To kick-start a relationship that has lost its spark and vitality
  • Understand how to ‘fight fair’ so that recurring arguments can finally be resolved
  • Re-energize your sexual connection, intimacy, and passion
  • Learn how to work as a parenting team and address blended family issues
  • Manage life challenges such as infertility, empty nest, health problems or transition to retirement
  • Time to evaluate your relationship to see if it can be repaired; Clarity on how to make a healthy decision about separation

Additionally, Couple Intensives are an excellent option for pre-marital counselling to invest in your marriage’s longevity. Not only will you learn how to give and receive love, but you will also get clarity on how to communicate with one another openly. A couples intensive makes a wonderful and thoughtful wedding or anniversary gift, one that will last long after the celebration is over.

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Intensive Couple Counselling Formats

Current Dates

Nov 9/10; Nov 23/24; Dec 7/8

 

3-Day Retreat

Best for: crisis management or deep healing

Sunday through Tuesday

 

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30-minute phone consultation to set
goals and agenda

Secure on-line relationship inventory,
completed in the privacy of your home

Sunday (afternoon only):
comprehensive clinical assessment,
including private and confidential
meetings with each partner

Monday and Tuesday (5 hours each)
Facilitated conversations to discuss
issues and identify negative patterns

learn and practice communication
skills; deepen conversations; co-create
solutions to persistent conflicts

Detailed plan for follow-up, with specific
recommendations for ongoing
growth and healing

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Bonus: One-hour follow-up session by
phone or secure videoconference 2-4
weeks post-intensive

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$2500

 

2-Day Retreat

Best for: relationship renewal

Monday and Tuesday

 

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30-minute phone consultation to set
goals and agenda

Secure on-line relationship inventory,
completed in the privacy of your home

Monday and Tuesday (5 hours each):

Comprehensive clinical assessment,
including private and confidential
meetings with each partner

Facilitated conversations to discuss
issues and identify negative patterns

Learn and practice new
communication skills

Detailed plan for follow-up, with
specific recommendations for ongoing
growth and healing

 

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Bonus: One-hour follow-up session by
phone or secure videoconference 2-4
weeks post-intensive

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$1800

 

1-Day Retreat

Best for: relationship tune-up or
foundational skills for premarital
couples

Monday

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Note: mandatory pre-meeting
assessment one week in advance via
videoconference

15-minute phone consultation to set

goals and agenda

Pre-meeting assessment:
Secure videoconference meeting on
Monday prior to intensive

Comprehensive clinical assessment,
including private and confidential
meetings with each partner

Approx 3.5 hours total: 1.5 hours couple
meeting plus 1 hour individual
meetings

Monday:

Facilitated conversations to discuss
issues and identify negative patterns

Detailed plan for follow-up, with
specific recommendations for ongoing
growth and healing

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$1350

Additional Notes

Please note: fees are for clinical services only. Meals and accommodations are not included.

Services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) are exempt from HST. Extended health benefits may cover fees. Please verify coverage limits with your provider before booking.

Intensives are suitable for couples who are prepared to invest time and money to make rapid progress, but they are not for everyone. If there is violence or intimidation, intensive couple counselling is not appropriate. My clients’ safety is my highest priority.

My office location in the ‘Heart of Georgian Bay’ serves clients from Midland, Barrie, central Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond. My office location is a convenient 90 minutes from the intersection of Hwy 400/401.

Download the Couple Intensives information sheet to view more details on how to get started: Couple Intensives PDF

More questions? This is a big decision. Contact me to find out if an intensive is right for you.

Hours: By Appointment Only

9170 County Rd. 93, Suite 303
Midland, ON
L4R 4K4

Confidential Voice Mail:

705-543-0426

Monday through Friday

If you need urgent assistance, please visit our Crisis page for immediate help.

Georgian Bay Relationship Centre:

jennifer@gbrc.ca

Please note that email is not a secure or private form of communication. If the information you are providing is sensitive, you may contact me by phone instead. 705-543-0426