Why premarital counselling?

Premarital counselling is beneficial to all couples who are planning or even considering a long-term commitment such as marriage. The goal of premarital counseling is to identify and address any potential areas of conflict in a relationship early on, before those issues become prominent concerns later down the line. Preparing for marriage will also help teach partners effective strategies for discussing and resolving conflicts.

Intensive couples therapy
Intensive couples therapy retreat

How can premarital counselling help?

We can help couples thinking of taking the next step in their relationship. A qualified BABCP-accredited cognitive-behavioural relationship therapist will work with you in a perfect environment, and discuss issues around:

  • How your differences can be a strength

  • Improving communication skills

  • What conflicts could occur and how to prevent / resolve

  • Recognising and meeting each other's emotional needs

  • How intimacy with one another can grow over time

  • The steps to take in having a healthy argument

  • How to keep the romance alive for years

If you feel like you have trouble discussing any of these issues, it might suggest to you that sitting down with a premarital counselor could be helpful.  Don’t hesitate to start off on in the right direction as you begin your marriage to last a lifetime.

Each relationship has certain needs and different issues to discuss, which is why each pre-marital preparation course is moulded for the couple.

Reconnect UK offer two different packages:

Package 1 - Condensed pre-marriage counselling:  From £650

In what normally takes around 8 - 12 weeks in repeat sessions with traditional premarital counselling, we condense this into an effective 2 or 3 day course - typically over a weekend. We have a selection of peaceful environments for you to choose from, which make perfect venues to undertake the course, located in beautiful parts of Suffolk and Essex.

Package 2 - Home study course: £350

This is the perfect option for busy couples who can’t find the time off. It will come with exercises and video examples to work through in your own time from home. A comprehensive assessment will be included and six one-hour weekly conversations with a trained Relationship Facilitator either over the phone or on Skype.

Our friendly staff can answer any questions you may have, please call us on 0333 123 2949 or use the contact form below and a member of our team will get back to you.


I am so glad for the valuable time we spent with our facilitator, Dan, before our wedding.

When starting out the sessions, I only saw it as a mandatory requirement to get out of the way, but I was proven wrong every time we met with him. My partner and I learnt important things about our communication and relationships that we could not have even seen, let alone changed, without the help of these sessions.

The Relationship Enrichment Programme has taught us how to learn from each other and develop through the challenge, and bliss, of the future. Without the help of the programme, we now know about some of the problems that we might have encountered in the future and we now have the confidence to deal with them.

Our relationship is growing stronger every day and I can thank our facilitator for helping us achieve that.
— Natalie & Luke