Couples counselling is the process of counselling the parties of a human relationship in an effort to recognize, and to better manage or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship.
Short term couples counselling may be between 1 to 3 sessions whereas long term may be between 12 and 24 sessions. An exception is brief or solution focused couples therapy. In addition, counselling tends to be more 'here and now' and new coping strategies the outcome. Couples counselling is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.
The methods may differ in other ways as well, but the differences may indicate more about the counsellor/therapist's way of working than the title given to their process. At STRC, we have years of expertise in couples counselling, and can work towards giving you the results you want.