When a relationship goes wrong, it can upset your whole life. Trying to sort things out for yourself, or asking family and friends for help, doesn’t always work. People take sides, there may be things you don’t want to talk about, maybe your partner won’t listen.
Whatever the stresses and strains on your relationship, Relate counselling can offer a way forward. Our counsellors aren’t there to make judgements about the rights or wrongs of relationship difficulties. Their role is to listen, to encourage you to talk openly about your concerns, and help you reach your own decisions about the best way forward. That includes helping you to part amicably, if you are divorcing or separating.
Our counselling is for everyone. Whether you are married, living together, in a same-sex relationship, separated, divorced or single, our confidential service can help you. You can come with your partner, or by yourself.
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How does it work?
The most effective way for Relate to work is for your counsellor to see you and your partner together, in your first session, so you can talk through the issues and understand what the problems are. The next two sessions are for each of you to talk to your counsellor alone about the issues that are important to you. At the following session, when you both return together, your counsellor will discuss the next steps with you. By the end of these four sessions, most people have a clearer view about their relationship. They feel more confident about themselves and what they need to do next. The four sessions may not be on consecutive weeks; please discuss your availability with our appointment staff.
Alternatively, you can start with a one-off, initial appointment where you talk through your concerns and problems. This is to help you to decide whether ongoing counselling is right for you. If you decide to come for further counselling, you will be given a slot at the same time, on the same day each week. This will not necessarily be with the same counsellor you saw on your first session.
What does it cost?
All appointments cost £55. For further information on prices and payment options, click here.
To find out more, or to make an appointment, call 01483 715285