Improve your Relationships


A ten-week group for men

‘ how to be a better partner…better relationship with Dad…to drill a bit deeper… anger, anxiety…get to know myself better, more aware of myself…change controlling behaviour, be more thoughtful about how I say things…useful to know how I come across…’

What’s most important in our lives is people, the people we love, people who give meaning to our lives, people who are in our hearts and are part of us. The aim of this group is assist you strengthen your connections with these people, to look at what could be getting in the way of this, and exploring how you can improve your relationships with them. They may be partners, parents, children, friends, other family, colleagues, anyone who is important to you. There will be opportunities to learn to deal with conflict better, communicate more effectively, gain greater understanding of yourself, and bring new life to the way you relate to others. Learning will take place through teaching, group interaction, and a range of action methods.

Ten Thursday nights in 2024:
May 16, 23, 30

June 6, 13, 20, 27

July 11, 18, 25 (no session 4 Jul)

6–8.30pm (please arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm start).

St. Francis Hall, Holy Trinity Avonside, 168 Stanmore Rd, Linwood, Christchurch.

$320 waged (limited subsidised places for low waged/unemployed)


Marcel: 027 477 4439
Limited spaces available.

About the workshop leader

Marcel van der Weerden (MNZAC, PBANZ, AANZPA, ACC Regist.) has worked as an individual, couple, and family counsellor, and group leader over the last twenty-five years., including work with men individually and in groups. He is a psychodrama practitioner and works as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice.

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