The relationships you have with your family have a big impact on how happy you are.

If you're having problems in your family life, there are lots of ways Relate can help you. You might be a parent who needs help with how a break up might affect your family, or need help relating to your children or step-children. You might be a young person worried about your parents splitting up, or need a bit of help dealing with your parents. You might need help in your relationships with your brothers and sisters. 

Every family is different and there are many reasons for wanting to improve your family relationships.

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Family Counselling

Family counselling helps you to understand and cope better with the stresses and strains of family life.

Family Counselling
Teenage girl standing alone

Parenting Troubled Teenagers

Advice and articles to help you build a stronger family.

Parenting Troubled Teenagers
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Family common problems

All families face challenges. Our counsellors have put together some practical tips to help you face those common family problems together.

Family common problems
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Ruth's story

My counsellor helped me see that I couldn't manage everything on my own and it was OK to talk to my mum about how I felt.

Ruth's story

Jane's story

While I was very anxious about counselling, my first meeting at Relate was much easier than I ever imagined.

Jane's story