Marriage is the system that Allah paak choose for reproduction and continuation of life. Islam has instructed(counseling) and encouraged the believers to marry and remain lawful to each other as long as they are alive. Marriage is half of the deen for Muslims.
Role of Marriage Counselors:
Marriage counselor advice the couples and tell them the difficulties related to emotional or other personal issues through counseling. Counselor helps them to work out their problems by encouraging them to discuss and think about their problems through counseling.
They also try to find the solutions that will help the couples to deal with their problems.
“And among His Signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility (silence) with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts)…” (30:21)
Positive points of Counseling:
Counseling can protect couples from much heartache and conflict. Since prevention is central to our deen. Many imams and community leaders now require counseling and education prior to the marriage ceremony. They have to counseling about marriage to the young age couples. They have to teach that marriage is about relationship between two people each one with a big responsibility which the person will be asked about in the Day of Judgment by Allah.
If there are challenges, the couple needs to work on. The adviser may refer the couple for counseling. The adviser through maintains their confidence by letting the imam know only that there is no unresolved issued remaining before marriage or those they still have unresolved issue to work through.
Khurished Ahmad writes in his book, family life in Islam
In Islam the healthy marriage begins with a strong practice of Islamic tradition based on the Quran and Sunnah.
Counseling is an opportunity for individuals before marriage and couples after marriage to obtain good advice from family, community or counselors.