3 benefits of online marriage counselling vs traditional marriage counselling

There are many benefits to face-to-face marriage counselling, but today, we will look at the benefits of online marriage counselling.

I get it; face-to-face is more personal, and you are able to do somatic embodied exercises better with your therapist if that’s something you want to do in the first place.

But today with online video tools like facetime, whatsapp, skype and other apps we can easily do video calls.

This has made online marriage counseling a viable option.

So here are the benefits of online marriage counseling:

More choice

With traditional face to face relationship counseling you have limited options of who to work with as you can only work with people in close proximity to where you live or work.

This severely restricts your options of what marriage counsellor you can work with.

If instead you are willing to try online marriage counseling then your options expand and you can choose from any marriage counselor worldwide.

That will make it much more likely you can find someone that’s a great fit for you.

I wrote another article on what to look for in a marriage counsellor

Save time

If you have to travel to couples therapy, then it will take you a lot of additional time, and it limits when you are able to do it.

It used to take me an hour each way to our couples therapist, and that was 2 hours extra I lost.

Like some of you, I have kids, so time is already scarce, and two more hours is a big deal.

Also, we can suddenly only arrange to see the marriage counsellor after working hours or at weekends, both hard with kids and other commitments.

With online marriage counselling, you can do it during your lunch break at work, on holidays, or when the kids are sleeping or playing with the neighbours’ kids at the weekend.

It opens up so many more options and is much more flexible.

And, I need those 2 extra hours for other tasks, like writing this article -)


Couples therapy is never cheap but it’s the best investment you have ever made as a connected, supportive and exciting relationship enhance you to do more with your life and makes you both healthier and happier.

On the other hand, a stressful relationship does the opposite.

And let’s not forget the cost of divorce or separation is enormous so this could be the best investment you have ever made and it could end up saving you a lot of money and stress.

Not all online marriage counseling is cheaper however sometimes it is because the marriage counselor does not have to hire a space to work from.

If you find a great marriage counsellor, you will likely not save money on the fees, but again, you will save money on the travel costs.

So, if you are looking for a marriage counsellor, then I hope you will give online marriage counselling a chance.

I provide this service to a few people each year, so you can contact me here for more information.