Sometimes, when there’s nothing else for it, marriages and relationships end in divorce or separation and couples have to go their separate ways. If you have children, it’s important that your break-up goes as smoothly as possible to have as little impact on them as you can manage. Even if you don’t have kids, any relationship break down can affect all other areas of your life.

Here you'll find support and guidance to help you make this difficult transition easier for you and your family.

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Thinking about splitting up

Help with things that might be going through your mind now.

Thinking about splitting up
Couple having a difficult conversation

Talking about separation

Help with difficult conversations

Talking about separation

Coping with thoughts and feelings

Managing sad and angry thoughts and feelings.

Coping with thoughts and feelings

Living arrangements

Ideas for negotiating where children live and making contact arrangements.

Living arrangements

Preventing harm

Help if things get violent or abusive.

Preventing harm

Legal and money matters

Help with negotiating finance and legal matters.

Legal and money matters
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Mediation

If you're separating or divorcing there are lots of decisions to make and it can be hard to agree a way forward. Mediation can help couples make agreements and move on.

Mediation
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Separation and divorce common problems

Help and advice from our counsellors to help you cope with separation and divorce issues.

Separation and divorce common problems

Family Counselling for separation

When your family goes through change, it can be difficult to adjust. Family Counselling allows everyone to talk about what they're going through.

Family Counselling for separation
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Peter and Nicky's story

Peter and Nicky came to see us when they hit problems in their marriage and Peter was considering leaving.

Peter and Nicky's story
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Rachel's story

When Rachel's relationship ended had been with here husband for ten years and married for five when their relationship broke down. The breakup was very painful and difficult wiht her husband turning violent.

Rachel's story