Marriage counselling / Couple counselling sessions:

IMAGO Therapy Sessions are perfect for couples to attend together.  There is no need for initial separate consultations as I work with both parties (together) from the first session.  However, if the couple's need is to come see me individually I am more than happy to see them separately.  Let me know what the needs are.



For an appointment please phone SUSAN on 076 051 1455 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The first Imago session is slightly longer than 90 minutes. Follow-up weekly sessions are one an a half hours long.  Please enqiure about the price.


Marriagemax is not contracted in to medical aids and every session has to be paid in full either by EFT or cash on day of consultation.  Please enquire about banking details.  An invoice will be issued which can be used by the couple to claim fees back from your medical aid (if the medical aid plan makes provision for psychological services).


If you travel from far-off or if there are time constraints, more than one session per day can be arranged.


Because every relationship is different and every problem differs from couple to couple, it is difficult to estimate how many sessions are needed to bring change in the relationship.  However, experience has taught me that three months of regular counselling can bring a significant change.  If there are addictions, affairs or a pending divorce impacting the relationship, more sessions might be needed to transform the relationship to a more connected space.



 Pre-marital Sessions



Preparing for a wedding is merely the beginning of preparing for a marriage. Whether you are in a committed relationship, planning your big day, halfway through or finished paying lobola, engaged or just gotten married, this type of counselling is for you. Often, couples are too busy preparing themselves to be the groom and bride that they overlook preparing to be husband and wife. As much as wedding preparations take time and effort, so does marriage preparation. A good marriage needs a solid foundation. The best time to start pre-marital counselling is when you and your partner are starting to think about marital commitment.

Couples planning on getting married but want to start their married life with a healthy, connected relationship is one of the issues I serve which brings me much joy. I take the premarital couple through a program of seven sessions where we work on communication, relationship vision, love languages, sexuality, conflict resolution and other individual issues that are important to the couple. Fees can be claimed back from your medical aid.

Alternatively, this seven session program can be taken as a weekend workshop where premarital couples come together to journey towards A NEW WAY TO LOVE.

This is an investment both of you will benefit from and your marriage can be build on a far more solid foundation where you are mentally and emotionally prepared for life together as husband and wife.

Whether it is your first marriage, your second or your third… it is never too early or too late to acquire the skills needed to have a fulfilling, connected and loving relationship.




 Issues that can be addressed both in pre-marital and marriage counselling, include:

Communication                                                  Connection

Sexuality                                                             Children, discipline and upbringing

Dreams, wishes, goals and ambitions                Love Languages

Trust  or mistrust/ broken trust                           Romance and fun in the relationship

Affairs                                                                 Finances

Family of origen and childhood issues              The influence of Addictions and recovery from addictions on relationships

Issues with in-laws and family                           Issues with external factors impacting on the relationship

Berievement, grief and loss                              Contemplation of Separation

Illness and its effects

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