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.
It takes 2 years to become a fully qualified Relate trained counsellor. All counsellors undertake annual mandatory training in safeguarding, and they have to complete a minimum of 30 hours of ongoing professional development to maintain their accreditation. Relate counsellors have mandatory individual monthly supervision of their practice as well as group supervision. They consult regularly with their supervisor or safeguarding leads where necessary