I employ communication training and procedures for couples. As mentioned above from such noted authors as Dr. Harville Hendricks (getting the love you want), Dr. John Gottman (Why Marriage Succeed or Fail and many more books) , Dr. Marshal Rosenburg (Nonviolent Communications).
Occasionally individual issues arise with a couple that will impede a couple progression. When this happens it may be necessary to break from the couple therapy session and deal with the individual challenge. The expectations would be that when this is done that the parties willresume couples counselling.