Couples Counselling

Re-connect with couples counselling

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Located in Northwest Calgary, KM Counselling assists couples experiencing a variety of concerns.

Learn how to re-connect.

Whether you are in a new relationship or have been together for many years KM Counselling understands that couples seek counselling support for many reasons.


KM Counselling

Couples Counselling - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
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Free 15-min phone consultations

Common topics that couples seek counselling support for include:

  • Communication Issues
  • Parenting
  • Physical and Emotional Intimacy
  • Trust and Safety
  • Managing Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Extended Family Relationships
  • Differing Values

The KM Counselling Approach to Working with Couples

When couples seek counselling, their issues have often been present for quite some time, and people have often tried solving their issues without much success. As a result, many couples come into the counselling process already feeling disconnected with a lowered sense of hope for the success of the relationship. This is why KM Counselling encourages couples to consider counselling early. Just like supporting our physical health, prevention and early treatment is often the most helpful in supporting the health of our relationships.

When you attend couples counselling at KM Counselling you and your partner will work together with the therapist to explore the things that are most important to your relationship. The therapist will collaborate with you to identify your goals and develop your personalized treatment plan using evidence-based approaches including the Gottman Method.

See more about how the Gottman Institute views the importance of investing in your relationship:


KM Counselling

Couples Counselling - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
Let's Connect

Free 15-min phone consultations

1) Am I open to working on the relationship?
2) Am I open to taking responsibility for my role in the relationship?
3) Do I have hope for the relationship?
4) Am I open to receiving feedback?
5) Am I open to talking about the relationship and the issues I see in a respectful way?

Couples counselling may not be appropriate under the following circumstances:

1) When the issue a couple is seeking counselling for is specifically related to an individual
2) When there is abuse/domestic violence present in the relationship
3) When one person in the relationship is not open to couples counselling and is not open
to working on the relationship

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KM Counselling

Couples Counselling - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
Let's Connect

Free 15-min phone consultations

How to Get Started

1) Booking your appointment

Couples counselling sessions are offered in the following formats:

  • In-person
  • By secure video

Contact us to book your session: 587-324-2398 or info@kmcounselling.ca

When you contact us to book you will be asked for some intake information and you can inquire about your preferred booking dates/times. Once your appointment is booked you will get a confirmation email

2) Preparing for your first appointment

Once your appointment has been scheduled, you should receive a confirmation email in addition to a reminder before your appointment about the appointment date/time.

Before you attend your first appointment you may want to reflect on why you reached out for counselling and what you hope to gain from couples counselling. You can also review the frequently asked questions about counselling here.

On the day of your appointment, it can be helpful to arrive a couple of minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

3) Attending your first appointment

At your first session you will meet the psychologist and spend time discussing the consent form and the informed consent process. The first session is also when you get to share with the psychologist about yourself and what brought you to counselling. The psychologist will ask questions to best understand you and your situation, and you will be able to ask the psychologist any questions you may have. This first session is also when you will start to explore your goals for counselling.

At the end of the first session, you should have:

  • Learned about the consent process and provided informed consent
  • Discussed what brought you in to counselling as a couple
  • Learned about the couples counselling process and started to explore your
  • goals as a couple
  • Clarity on your next steps

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KM Counselling

Couples Counselling - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW

587-324-2398
Let's Connect

Free 15-min phone consultations

Frequently Asked Questions about Couples Counselling

1) How long are couples counselling appointments?

The first appointment you have with the therapist as a couple will typically be 50 minutes. From there, couples counselling sessions typically last either 50 minutes or 75 minutes.

2) Are couples counselling sessions the same fee as an individual counselling session?

Yes! Counselling fees vary according to the length of a counselling appointment and are not based on the number of people attending. You can find out more about the rates for counselling services and payment information on the our fee page

3) What if my partner will not attend counselling with me?

Sometimes one partner in a relationship is not ready to attend counselling as a couple. Fortunately, one partner can make a positive difference in the relationship by attending counselling individually with a focus on what their own role is within the relationship. Starting the process of individual growth may also have the potential to inspire your partner to engage in counselling for themselves.

You may have more questions prior to your first appointment and can find additional information on our FAQ page


Couples seek counselling for many issues that are often not easy to talk about. That is why KM Counselling strives to create a safe and empathic space where you can talk about the hard things with a registered psychologist who will tailor a counselling approach specific to the unique needs of you and your partner.

No matter what issues you and your partner are seeking support for, KM Counselling is here to help your relationship experience meaningful, lasting change.

Let’s connect today.

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KM Counselling

Couples Counselling - Calgary

8 Varsity Estates Circle NW
587-324-2398
Let's Connect

Free 15-min phone consultations