Cissy Helps

To build hope, make a fresh start and become whole again.


Many couples today expect their marriage to survive without making sacrifices. They often give up easily and view normal challenges as insurmountable barriers to overcome.

We can assist couples re-learn constructive communication habits, assist them in letting go of old pain and unrealistic expectations, and help them get to the root of some of their own personal issues. Couple therapy/counselling will give you a much better understanding of your partner and yourself. It will help you know what the real issues are and how to address and resolve them in a productive manner. This is hard work but eminently doable for the willing. Some of the problems facing couples include communication, parenting, intimacy and finances.

Cissy and Michael know how to help you to rekindle your passion for each other, solidify your bond and develop a vision that is rooted in the best interest of your family.

Cissy Helps

We believe things can always get better. Need to talk? 613 . 967 . 9944

Couple Therapy

Cissy has extensive experience in family therapy, which is one of the most effective ways of treating children with emotional and behavioral problems and in helping families to healthy functioning.

We work with couples experiencing conflicts, such as:

  • Couples who find it difficult to connect with each other
  • Couples who are unfaithful
  • Couples who are non-cooperative
  • Couples who keep things in and turn to addiction to drown their sorrows
  • Couples who argue over chores, recreation, finances and parenting
  • Couples who fight around the management of finances

Other Issues:

  • Need help with parenting
  • Improving and increasing intimacy and communication
  • Trust issues
  • Unproductive or hurtful fighting; emotional abuse
  • Infidelity, secrets and affairs
  • Health issues, both emotional and physical
  • Losses and grief
  • Malaise; loss of interest; dealing with ambivalence in the relationship
  • Workaholism
  • Sharing responsibilities; lack of cooperation; balancing work & home life
  • Differences in goals and values; cross-cultural issues
  • Sexual concerns; low sexual desire; sex addiction/obsessions
  • Lifestyle change adjustment; managing relationship transitions
  • Anger and violence
  • Fear of commitment and other psychological obstacles to maintaining a close relationships
  • Time and stress
  • Handling conflicts effectively
  • Preparing for marriage; pre-marital counselling
  • Help with the decision to get married
  • Deciding whether to separate; negotiating a separation
  • Impending separation and divorce
  • Long-distance relationships
  • Coping when one partner is depressed, eating disordered, narcissistic or suffering from childhood trauma or a personality disorder
  • Support during the trauma of separation
  • Adjustment to a blended family issue
  • Adjustment to retirement

Marriage Counselling and Preparation

Preparing for marriage – Pre-marital counselling

  • Finances
  • Communication
  • Intimacy
  • Family Dynamics
  • Spiritual Life
  • Personal Health

This spirituality-based course is completed in eight session and covers the following topics:

  • The personalities of each partner
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy
  • Families of Origin
  • Addictions and Dependencies
  • Money Matters
  • Spiritual Values, and
  • A Vision for the Future

In a classroom setting, insights are gained through teaching, marriage counselling, discussion and thought provoking exercises. Between sessions, participants are expected to discuss, raise questions and concerns and put into practice the tools given in the previous session.

The course instructor has over 30 years of teaching experience and a warm heart for couples entering into matrimony.

Therapy and mental health counselling can bring positive changes in your life. It can lend strength of mind and proper vision when it seems that you are forbidden and unable to move forward. Counselling in general deals with relationship, feelings and difficulties encouraging one to develop his/her latent skills and potent energy in a supportive environment.

Centre for Family Preservation and Wellness based in Ontario, Canada provides couples therapy, relationship advice, pre-marriage and marriage counselling services across the region. We help adults to overcome personal difficulties, stress, anxiety, alcohol addiction, drug and pornography addictions making them good for family and socially committed.

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Online Couselling

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