Whether you’re having problems in your relationship or you’d just like to understand your partner better, talking things through with one of our counsellors can make a real difference.
Relationship Counselling is for everyone. Whether you’re married, single, living together or apart, straight or gay we can help you strengthen your relationships.
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?
At the 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.
Will it help?
It really depends on 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.
Here’s what some of our clients had to say about counselling at Relate West Surrey:
“I thought she was fantastically good at getting someone to change their behaviour”
“She was very good at giving us the tools to take away and work with”
“It was too late for us, but we’ve stayed friends and I don’t think that would have happened without Relate”