Couples therapy sessions take place every week or on a bi-weekly basis and last 80 minutes. Both partners participate. It is possible that individual sessions with each partner might be suggested by the therapist, should the need arise.
The aim is to help the couple address the challenges they face, improve their communication and make sense of what is going on in their relationship. People also come to couples therapy when they feel the need to bring into play a neutral mediator who can help them move to the next face of their relationship, be it for example parenthood or even divorce.