We offer a range of counselling support services to couples, families and individuals and training services to help build stronger relationships, manage relationship changes and help in maintaining healthy relationships, family life, parenting, separation and divorce, and sex issues.

Who We Are

We provide the right support at the right time to enable people to resolve relationship problems they are experiencing and to enable their relationships, whoever they are with, to be healthy and successful. Relate has been supporting relationships of all kinds for over 75 years.

Most of us find maintaining healthy relationships, building a successful family life, parenting, separation and divorce or having a healthy sex-life difficult at times.

We work with couples, single people and families regardless of age, sexual orientation and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Relate Northumberland & Tyneside is an independent local charity and part of the Relate Federation. We offer counselling and training services that help to build stronger relationships for anyone dealing with breakups, arguments, affairs, sexual problems, step-families, retirement, a new baby or anything else that affects relationships.

Our Mission

To develop and support healthy relationships by:- Helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better
Delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life
Helping both the public and policymakers to improve their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish

Our Values

We need to guarantee our future by setting a clear ambition, and working together to deliver against that ambition. These are the values we work towards on a daily basis.


For the beauty, joy and learning they can bring to all. We value the personal courage needed to forge and sustain lasting relationships. We value the quality of relationships and we are non judgemental – supporting people to build healthy relationships, whatever the circumstances.


People are at the heart of everything we do. We create and deliver services around clients and potential clients’ needs. We value our people (volunteers, staff and supporters).


We work to reach out, and to extend our services and transcend barriers that people may face. We do this to ensure that people who might need or want our services can access them. We actively promote equal opportunities and diversity in all that we do.


Together we are stronger, more effective and can make a bigger difference. We seek to influence and collaborate with others to achieve our vision.


We seek to reflect, review, research and evaluate practice to continuously learn and improve understanding about relationship support.

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