Why Relate?

Why Relate?

Why Relate?2023-04-11T14:23:34+00:00
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Why come to us?

We are the largest provider of relationship support in the country and we have been providing help to couples for over 80 years. More recently we have added specialist counselling services for individuals families and young people.

We help many thousands of people every year to strengthen their relationships and improve their wellbeing.

Will it help?

It really depends what you want to get out of Relate counselling, but it’s rare that people leave us without feeling a positive change. In fact, when we analysed the outcomes for over 14,000 clients across the UK, 80% said that we had had a positive effect in helping them maintain or strengthen their relationship.

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How does it work?

Our counsellors all have been specially trained in their chosen field of expertise. They have a minimum Level 5 qualification and many have first degrees or Masters degrees or other post-graduate qualifications. They are all members of professional bodies such as BACP ( the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy ) or equivalent.

How much does it cost?

Relate West Surrey is a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. We do not aim to make a profit from our services, but we do need to cover the cost of our overheads.

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Frequently asked questions

Some of our frequently asked questions. You can view more on the FAQ page.

How bad does my problem have to be?2023-05-12T14:22:53+00:00

If you feel you need help then it’s available. It is much better to come before the problem gets too serious.

What if my partner won’t come with me?2023-05-12T14:23:06+00:00

You may come on your own, although if it is a specific problem within a relationship it is sometimes better to see both parties.

How do I make an appointment?2023-05-12T14:23:24+00:00

Ring 01483 602998. You will speak to an appointments secretary who will tell you about our service. You will be given an initial assessment appointment, usually within two weeks.

How many sessions will I need and how long will they last?2023-05-12T14:23:47+00:00

You will see the same counsellor for all your on-going sessions (although it is unlikely that you will see the counsellor you saw at the first assessment interview). The sessions will be the same time each week, and will last 50 minutes to an hour for as many weeks as you and your counsellor consider helpful.

How much will I have to pay for counselling?2023-05-12T14:26:27+00:00

Relate West Surrey is a registered charity. We do not aim to make a profit on our services. However, we do need to cover our costs. For more information about our charges, click here.

Will Relate save my relationship?2023-05-12T14:24:22+00:00

Your counsellor will help you to make your own decision whether or not to stay in your relationship or separate.

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