Royal Navy and Royal Marines families can face unique pressures. Separation, deployment and time apart can take their toll on family life.

Talking things through with a professional counsellor can help.

You may not even be in a relationship – you may be recently separated, divorced, widowed or have been single for a while. Whatever your circumstances, talking to one of Relate’s friendly and professional counsellors can help you to work through any issues at your own pace.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is working in partnership with Relate to offer Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel (serving and former) and their families free access to the following counselling services: 

An initial seven sessions of:

Relationship Counselling 

This can either be Face-to-face, by Telephone , Webcam, or Live Chat whichever way suits you best, even if you are deployed overseas. ”‹Call the dedicated RNRMC phone line 01302 380279 to book a session or use the live chat button:

An initial seven sessions of: 

An initial twenty-one sessions of:

”‹Call the dedicated RNRMC phone line 01302 380279 to book a session. 

Who's eligible for this service?

This service is available to serving and former personnel and/or their partners and family. Whether you're married, living together, in a same-sex relationship, separated, divorced or single, we can help.

Is the service confidential?

Everything you say to your counsellor will remain completely confidential. No one in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines will be told that you have accessed these services unless there are safeguarding issues. You will need to provide your or your partner’s service number to receive the service, but this is simply to confirm eligibility.

Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

How else can I access Relate services?

You can talk to one of our counsellors live online. Live chat lets you send messages in real time and, thanks to funding from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, it’s completely free.