My ex husband was aggressive and jealous, it wasn’t an easy decision to leave as I knew the boys were close to him but after years of trying I felt our relationship just didn’t have any future. Although the boys lived with me, my ex and I managed to arrange days when they could stay with their dad.
Jane, Relate Family Counselling Client
Relate Family Counselling is for any family members who want to improve things at home. All families have arguments at some time, and big changes can affect parents, step-parents, grand-parents and children, in different ways. Relate Family Support provides a safe space for you to explore your differences, without turning into an argument. Relate does not take sides or tell you what to do but works with you to find a way forward at your own pace.
The relationships you have with your family have a big impact on how happy you are. Every family is different and there are many reasons for wanting to improve your family relationships.
What Can We Expect in Counselling?
You will meet with a Relate counsellor who will provide confidential and non-judgemental support and who will encourage everyone who comes to have their say and to share their feelings, if they wish.
At the first appointment the we will ask you to talk through what’s happening and what you’d like to change. You will then work with the counsellor to decide what happens next.
Counselling is a different experience to everyone, and what happens in your sessions will depend very much on what you hope to get out of it, and on the unique needs of your family.
You can expect counselling to help you to build stronger relationships between every member of your family and help you to work together as a team.
How Can Family Counselling Help?
If you’re having problems as a family, whatever is causing them, Family Counselling can help the whole family to communicate better, and to understand and resolve differences.
When families go through change it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Counselling can help family members to support one another through these difficult times to reduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.
If you’re considering separation or divorce, or if you’ve already separated as parents, you can find guidance and practical support at What next? our parents’ guide to separation.
Book an Appointment
To find out more and to arrange an appointment call us at 0191 2329109.
Or fill out our appointment enquiry form.