Intensive Therapy: Just the Two of You, not a Group

Need a lot of help? Not sure weekly sessions will be enough? Consider a 3-Day Intensive. 3-Day Intensives are  online during covid.

The 3-Day Intensive couple counselling experience is not a group experience – it is just for you and your partner. You’ll have the space and time to focus exclusively on the challenges of your relationship with the personalized attention and expertise from Irene Oudyk-Suk, a skilled and experienced couple’s therapist.

Upcoming 3-Day Intensives

Sunday May 01 – Tuesday May 03, 2022 – no longer available

Sunday Jun 12 – Tuesday Jun 14, 2022 – tentatively reserved

Sunday Jul 17 – Tuesday Jul 19, 2022 – available

Sunday Aug 14 – Tuesday Aug 16, 2022 – available

A 3-Day Intensive typically begins Sunday afternoon and ends late Tuesday afternoon.

3-Day Intensives take place online. You will need a very good high-speed internet connection.

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Consider a 3-Day Couples Counselling Intensive When…

  • you and your partner are in crisis

  • you’re on the verge of calling your relationship quits

  • the two of you are unable to navigate the throes of infidelity

  • you need a LOT of counselling quick

In the 3-Day Intensive (sometimes referred to as marathon couples therapy) you’ll meet together with your partner and Couples In Step therapist, Irene Oudyk-Suk, to focus directly on your relationship: what went wrong, what’s still going wrong, and what can be done (if anything) to change your relationship.

3-Day Counselling Intensive

The Benefits of a 3-Day Intensive

You’ll begin Intensive Couples Counselling feeling wounded and helpless. You’ll emerge with a direction and a focus for moving forward. … and renewed hope.

The structure and safety of an Intensive helps you move through some of the overwhelming distress and immediate crisis. And you’ll step back to take a big picture look at your relationship.

You’ll depart understanding how your relationship got to be where it is today.

Benefits of a 3-Day Intensive Couples Counselling

My wife and I are doing very well and were just talking about our time with you at the 3-Day Intensive earlier this year. My wife recalled it as one of her highlights of 2012. I can say the same!

– Intensive participant from Ohio

I would like to start by saying I think the service you provided to us was very very good. I took a lot from it and truly thought it put our relationship into a structured perspective from which we could begin to repair and redevelop. I truly respect the service you provide and now better realize it takes two people if it has any chance to work. Thank you and best regards…

– Intensive participant, Ontario


The effect of a 3-Day Intensive counselling experience is leveraged when you follow up with regular counselling sessions.

  • You may be able to arrange face-to-face or video counselling sessions with Irene. That will depend on available time slots.

  • Irene may be able to refer you to a therapist (EFT trained or otherwise) in your area for follow up.

  • Video counselling is an accessible way to access counselling.

  • Sometimes video therapy is interspersed with a face-to-face 3-hour session every 2 – 4 months. If Irene has available time slots this may be an option for you.

  • A Hold Me Tight® retreat and or a retreat focused on touch and physical intimacy are also great for follow up.