I have heard it mentioned so many time by people in the first session, their fear, anxiety and reluctance in attending relationship/couple counselling, as they are uncertain of what to expect from the process in couple therapy. They are not sure of what to expect from the therapist and the unknown is often quite unsettling.
I have been focusing my clinical practice towards working with couples/relationships for the past 6 years, over this time I have arrived at several guidelines that I believe makes our work together more effective. First and foremost, I would like to point out, your relationship, is my client. As such, my primary role is to help you improve your responses to each other without violating your core values and beliefs.