If you're having problems in your family life, there are lots of ways we can help you.

You might be a parent worried about your child's behaviour or how a divorce may impact on your family. You might be part of step-family and need help adjusting, or you may be arguing with parents or siblings and need support communicating with each other. 

Need help with parenting teens? Talk to a counsellor free online

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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
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Jill and Melissa's story

"The counsellor understood all our worries and helped us to see that, even though Joe was conceived differently, gay parents are exactly the same as everyone else - we want to be happy and do a good job raising our family."

Jill and Melissa's story
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Parenting teenagers

Seeing your child grow up and change can be daunting - here you'll find lots of practical parenting advice on how to deal with common teen issues.

Parenting 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
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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

New parents

Having a new baby can mean there are a whole host of new pressures on your relationship. We can help you adapt to the changes.

New parents

Parenting together

Having different ideas about how to parent doesn’t have to create big problems in your relationship. It just requires a little effort, communication and cooperation.

Parenting together

Stepfamilies

There’s no reason why stepfamilies can’t be as happy and harmonious as any other families. Communicating with your partner and working together can help you overcome any conflicts.

Stepfamilies