Relate support helped us to face up to what was wrong. If we had let things go on as they were, we might have soured the relationship for good.
Jennifer and Dexter, Relate Relationship Counselling Clients
Relationship counselling is for everyone – you don’t have to be married or living together to seek our help, and you can come on your own. Relate can help you begin to fix any relationship problems you might be facing, no matter how big or small. We can also help you if you are separating or divorcing, whether you want to try to rebuild your relationship, or to part amicably and healthily. Relate counsellors do not judge and do really care about helping you find a way forward, at your own pace.
What Can I Expect in Counselling?
Counselling can take place in a number of ways at a time to fit in with your life.
Once you’ve made an appointment, you will be seen by a trained counsellor who 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 you will discuss the cost of counselling.
You might decide to come to counselling with your partner or alone. Or you might have a combination of solo and couple sessions. However you experience relationship counselling, you can feel reassured that it’s confidential and non-judgemental.
How Can Relate Counselling Help?
It really depends what you want to get out of it, but it’s rare that you will leave Relate without feeling a positive change.
For some people, we transform their relationships and their lives; for others we help them solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.
Each counselling 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.
Even if things don’t change, counselling may help you to see things in a different way or make the decision that’s right for you to move forward. Just talking to someone who isn’t involved in the relationship can help you
Book an Appointment
To find out more and to arrange an appointment call us at 0191 2329109.
Or fill out our appointment enquiry form.