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We can Relate

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 also have a specialist sex therapy service and a family mediation service for couples who have decided to separate or divorce to help them agree practical matters about child contact, property and pensions, to take to court. We help many thousands of people every year to strengthen their relationships and improve their wellbeing.

Our Counsellors

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.

Our team of over 30 highly qualified and experienced counsellors is here to help. They are led by Helen Dicketts and Christina Powell, Relate supervisors. We will match you with a counsellor to suit your needs.

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Our team is extremely qualified to help

Helen Dicketts

MA Oxon BA Oxon PGC Supervision MBACP

Helen qualified as an Integrative Counsellor with Relate in 2000 and as a Young People Counsellor in 2013. She qualified as a Clinical Supervisor in 2017.

Helen supervises Counsellors providing Adult Relationship Counselling and Young Person’s Counselling (10-18) for Relate West Surrey.

Helen has many years experience of working online and face to face with people experiencing all kinds of relationship and life issues.

Christina Powell

BA, PgDip, MA; Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor. MBACP

Christina graduated as an Integrative Relationship and Family Counsellor with Relate in 2012 and qualified as a Young People counsellor in 2013. She qualified as a Clinical Supervisor in 2019.

Christina supervises Counsellors working with Couples, Individual Adults, Young People (10 – 18) and Families.

Christina is also a Director of the Surrey Wellbeing Partnership representing Relate West Surrey.

Our core services

Relationship counselling

Help for couples and individuals who are worried about their relationship.

Individual counselling

Help for people who have concerns about their wellbeing.

Young people counselling

Help for children and young people whose worries are affecting their wellbeing.

Family counselling

Help for families when problems are affecting family relationships.

Sex therapy

Help for couple and individuals to achieve happy and satisfying sex lives.

Mediation for separation

Help for separating and divorced couples to reach a pre-court agreement on the practical matters.