Marriage Counselling And PREPARATIONThe charity Marriage Care offers marriage counselling and also marriage preparation courses to couples in Swindon.
Marriage Care is a national organisation with a centre for Wiltshire based in Swindon. We specialise in helping couples – married or not – build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, and in providing support in times of relationship difficulty.
Scroll down to see more details on these services which Marriage Care provides:
Relationship Counselling for couples and individuals, and
Marriage Preparation courses for couples to be married.
Covid 19 restrictions mean that nearly all services have moved online, with many activities now supported via Zoom.
For further information, please see the national website for Marriage Care: www.marriagecare.org.uk
If you’re facing difficult times, support is available
If you are facing difficult times in your marriage or relationship, we can try to help you get back on track. Perhaps you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence. We offer a dedicated counselling service which will suit individuals or couples looking for marriage counselling, couple counselling, or relationship counselling.
Please call 0800 389 3801 to arrange a first counselling session. After the first session, most couples or individuals arrange to see a counsellor for a number of sessions to suit their needs.
Marriage Care is Catholic by origin and inspiration and most of its counsellors nationally are Catholic, but it makes its services are available to anyone who needs them. All its counsellors receive specialised couple counselling training and most have counselling diplomas.
Charges: We don’t charge a fixed fee for our services, but couples and individuals are encouraged to contribute towards the costs of their counselling, as their means allow. It costs Marriage Care about £65 to provide a counselling session, even though no counsellors receive payment for their time. Marriage Care receives some funding from both the UK government and from the Catholic Church, but it also relies heavily on contributions from clients.
Preparing Together: Marriage Preparation Days
Getting married? A little preparation can make a big difference.
If you are thinking of getting married our specially designed, thought-provoking and fun marriage preparation courses will equip you with insights and know-how, clarity and confidence to avoid the pitfalls and build the best possible future together.
We currently offer two options, delivering excellent but different experiences:
Preparing Together Anywhere: – This is an interactive, skills-oriented, online group course delivered over 3 webinar style sessions; suitable for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church.
FOCCUS – this is a bespoke, questionnaire-based exploration of your unique relationship, provided for individual couples over 2-6 one-hour sessions; just the two of you and a skilled facilitator using a secure video link (similar to Skype or FaceTime). This resource was developed by FOCCUS Inc., an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Omaha, and is suitable for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church.