Couples counseling is helpful for many relationship issues, but is also very difficult at times. Many couples struggle to communicate effectively, which leads to problems dealing with both daily issues and life plans. Working with a therapist can help explore some of these concerns within a safe supportive environment.
There are distinct differences between couples work and individual therapy, so it is important to talk to your therapist about your concerns. A therapist will explain issues like confidentiality and how it is different within a couples counseling setting. It is important that each person feel supported during the session, and talk to their counselor when they do not feel that they are being heard. If you feel that the counselor seems to be taking one persons side over the other, it is important to address your concerns so that you can still make progress.