Relationship Counselling

Is your relationship or marriage struggling?

Too often couples wait for a complete breakdown of their relationship before getting help. Don’t wait for your relationship to be at its end before getting the support you need. Statistics continue to show the increasing number of divorces in our society, which tells us that all couples, even those that feel satisfied in their relationship, would benefit from putting in that extra effort to keep their marriage strong.

Why is it that some couples can stay happily together and others loose their way? Studies show that learning to fight right, practice repair attempts, create friendship, increase positive interactions, and decrease the interactions that most commonly lead to separation, can increase the quality of relationships.

The sooner a couple sees a couple’s counsellor, the increased likelihood that they will be able to turn their relationship around. I help couples identify their patterns and negative habits, and help them to make better choices so that their relationship can flourish. We give couples the tools they need to feel closer and healthier. Couples are amazed at how quickly a small change can help increase the quality of their relationship. People want to feel heard and understood while having their unmet needs acknowledged. Couples counselling enables couples to become unstuck from negative and unpleasant interactions and helps enrich relationships.

Additional support in:

  • Increasing positive communication.
  • Mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Over-coming negative interaction patterns
  • Building trust.
  • Over-coming grid locked issues.
  • Healing from past hurts
  • Creating shared hopes and dreams for the future.
  • Learning prove, practical and effective strategies for making relationships work.

Support through divorce or separation

If your goal is to separate, we provide a safe, compassionate space to help you explore and navigate this process while also coping with the multitude of changes linked to this separation.

To find out more about your relationship, feel free to take the following quizzes courtesy of the Gottman Institute.

The whole process - from the first phone call, to the free half hour consultation, to growing and learning in therapy was amazing at Burnaby One Oak Counselling. If you are thinking about counselling - call Burnaby One Oak first!
Last year was a very rough year for me and my family. We've been into a terrible car accident in the month of September and we don't have anybody and know somebody to ask for help to settle our issues. I personally went through ups and downs of a lot of problems even the level of stress gets so high. Good thing we meet Naushina, such a wonderful person who help as a lot to build up our confidence and motivated us to achieve our goals. If your looking for a counselor to help you with personal matters or family probem, I personally recommend you to call Burnaby One Oak counselling.
My wife and I are extremely grateful to the compassion and support Naushina offered us. She is truly talented at her craft and we would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with relationship issues in their life as well as the other parts of our life that are impacted due to this.
Naushina has been wonderful for my children and I. We see her on a regular basis for issues surrounding childhood anxiety and depression. Her compassion and caring make the kids feel at ease and able to talk with her. She has been a huge support for me in trying to help all of my children through their issues.
Through compassion and skill, Naushina helped motivate me to be my authentic self. I was living my life, knowing that something didn’t feel right, knowing that I needed to do something different...I just didn’t know what. I felt lost and confused and tried so many things before I decided to start some individual counselling for myself. I traveled, joined Zumba, did some yoga and went on beautiful hikes to feel closer to nature, but it wasn’t until I took the time to put in that final piece, working with a compassionate and skilled therapist, that I was able to truly turn my life around. I encourage anyone feeling this way to take the time, and invest this time in yourself.
Naushina was incredibly helpful to me after I developed an anxiety/panic disorder and depressive feelings, following a traumatic life event. She not only served as a great support system during our visits, but also gave me the tools I needed to better manage my situation on my own. Thanks to her guidance, I am better able to diffuse difficult situations and prevent them from escalating. Although our work together is not yet complete, I feel much better equipped to handle any challenges that may arise and therefore, highly recommend her to anyone in need of such assistance.
My son’s anxiety became so much more manageable. My 7 year old went from having difficulty going to school and sleeping through the night, to being able to function and manage his days. My son felt comfortable working with Naushina, who helped him understand what his anxiety felt like in his body and how he could cope throughout the day. I also learned how to better support him through these feelings. Thanks to Naushina, I feel like I have my son back.
I was able to move forward from a broken heart. My husband’s betrayal left me feeling like I could never be happy again, as though something was broken that could never be fixed. Through individual sessions and couples sessions, I was able to put myself back in the picture. Even though I didn’t think it was possible, my husband and I were able to move past this and heal our marriage. I didn’t think it was possible for my husband to talk to someone and open up the way he did. Today, I feel like I am stronger than ever.
I was able to reduce my worry and enjoy each day. Through individual counselling with Naushina I was able to explore how much my negative self-talk was impacting my day to day life. Naushina challenged my thinking and helped me shift my thinking to serve me better. I now feel more confident and relaxed.