Hey there! Marriage counselling is very flexible and adaptable to your needs and can be implemented at any stage of your marriage. This is because the skills and concepts learnt are universal and can be applied at almost any point of time during your marriage. So yes, if you find that you have troubles either in a new marriage or a mature one, counselling can definitely help.
Counselling can be applied to every stage, even before and after the marriage. However, creating a dependency on couselling to get through every single stage in the marriage can be detrimental towards it. After all, a marriage is between two people and is the work and effort of those two. It is by conquering all the little humps and bumps in the marriage that makes the couple grow stronger.
There are benefits to couples counseling during every stage of a marriage. Even when things are going well, marriage counselors can help. One thing a good counselor will do when times are good is to get the couple talking about why they’re not having trouble. Specifically, what behaviors are in place that are making things run smoothly? The benefit of doing this exercise is that when life gets more stressful and spouses resort to old behaviors, they have the crystal clear description of how to overcome conflict and a recent example to help them avoid the common pitfalls of marriage.