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COUNSELLING

Premarital Counselling

Are you planning on getting married within the next year? Are all your thoughts and attention focused on planning the big day?

Most couples who enter into marriage pour all their energy and resources into having the perfect wedding day but put little or no thought into how they will have a happy,  lasting marriage. In fact, many people who enter into marriage still have unresolved problems, questions, fears, and doubts about their union, but still take the plunge anyway – and hope for the best.

Most of us can’t imagine how two people who are so “in love” can end up in divorce. We don’t plan on having a bad marriage or think about divorce when we say our “I do’s”. In fact, we think the exact opposite. We believe that we have what it takes to have a happy, healthy, lasting marriage. That’s why we get married. But do we really have what it takes?

Unfortunately, statistics show that 50% of marriages end up in divorce. And of the 50% who stay together, half of these couples are unhappily married (we see many of them in counselling). If we come from a family of divorce, the chances of divorce are even greater. 

The small issues that couples have during courtship become full-blown issues in marriage. Time doesn’t make them better. And having kids seems to compound the problem. Marriage isn’t the “happily ever after” we envisioned.

Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby can help. We are specialized in pre-marital counselling services – from group workshops to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor. We utilize inventories and tools to help you become aware of potential pitfalls and blind spots in your relationship. The goal is to empower you to be proactive in building a strong foundation early in your marriage. 

Through personalized assessments, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses in your relationship and provide the tools and skills to maintain a healthy marriage. Furthermore, we help you to understand why some marriages succeed and others fail.

You will gain hands-on experience in learning proven methods of effective communication and conflict resolution. We examine all major areas of marriage, including:

  • Family of origin issues
  • In-laws
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Finances
  • Intimacy and sex
  • Parenting
  • Personality differences
  • Spirituality
  • Other targeted areas of concern

Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby to learn how we can equip you for a healthy and joyful lifelong marriage.

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Couples / Marriage Counselling

At Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby, we offer various services for couples including:

  • Premarital Counselling
  • Couples / Marriage Counselling
  • Cross-cultural Marriage
  • Second and Subsequent Marriages
  • Blended Families & Co-parenting
  • Divorce Counselling

We offer research-based methods to help you improve on issues such as:

  • Communication breakdown
  • Conflict resolution
  • Affairs and other breaches of trust
  • Relationship commitment
  • Financial difficulties
  • Family and in-law issues
  • Parenting planning and challenges
  • Infertility
  • Sex and intimacy issues
  • Personality differences
  • Mental health concerns
  • Lack of affection and passion
  • Lack of common interests
  • Differing spirituality  

We work with you to analyze how the relationship turned from good to bad to worse. Then we empower you with the tools and skills to break the negative cycle of fighting and focus instead on strategies that help you achieve a joyful, healthy, long-lasting relationship.

Start fighting FOR your relationship instead of AGAINST it. Leave feeling confident, secure, and in love again. It can happen.

Contact Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby today to see how we can help transform your relationship.

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Individual Counselling

Most of us look for individual counselling when we feel stuck and don’t know what to do or who to talk to.  We start to notice that the problem is affecting us in our daily life, with friends, family, a partner, and work

This is what you can expect at your individual counselling session at Brentwood Counselling Centre in Burnaby:  

  • Gain awareness and insight into your struggles
  • Understand the triggers for your problems
  • Develop effective strategies to deal with your issues
  • Feel empowered, confident and happier
  • Learn the tools and skills needed for lasting healthy change 

Contact us today to start experiencing a transformed life.

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