Why Come to Us?
Having relationship problems? You’re not alone! Every relationship runs into difficulties at some point. And when that happens, thousands of people use our counselling services. So there’s no need to feel nervous or embarrassed about getting expert help from Relate.
Here are some of the main reasons why you should come to us:
We are the most experienced relationship counselling service in Britain:
We have been helping people to work through their relationship difficulties and reach their own decisions about the best way forward for over 70 years
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We have the highest standards of training and professional practice:
All Relate counsellors complete a two-year, university level training programme and comply with the code of ethics of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Once qualified, their performance is supervised and they take part in continuous professional development every year.
Our service is totally confidential, impartial and non-judgemental:
No matter what the problem is, you can talk to us in complete confidence.
You can come on your own:
If your partner doesn’t want to come with you, or if you are single and having doubts about your ability to form successful new relationships, talk to us! We can help!
Our service is for everyone:
It doesn’t matter if you’re married, living together, single, gay or straight – we’re here to help you.
We cover every kind of relationship problem:
We can help you, your partner and family with breakups, arguments, affairs, sexual problems, step-families, retirement, new baby… anything that has an effect on your relationships.
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Our counsellors provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing in your relationship. Watch the video below, which shows how our relationship counselling service can help you.
How it works
The first step is to call us on 01483 602998 and talk to a member of our client administration team. They will set up an initial appointment with a Relate counsellor, at a time to suit you.
At this first session, the counsellor will ask some questions about you and your partner, your relationship and what you hope to get out of counselling. At this stage you will also talk about the best times for your sessions and the type of counselling that is right for you.
You might decide to come to counselling with your partner or alone. Or you might have a combination of solo and couple sessions. But however you experience relationship counselling, you can feel reassured that it’s confidential and non- judgemental.
Each session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour, and your counsellor will ask you questions so that you can talk about what’s going on and how you feel. They may offer you advice or ideas to try at home.
If you don’t like to talk a lot then they might try different things like drawing or mapping out your thoughts. It all depends on what’s right for you.
If it’s difficult for you to come to us for a counselling session, you can use our Skype webcam counselling service.