What is the Service?
At Relate Cambridgeshire we understand how complex relationships are and how difficult it can be communicating with a partner. This can be especially difficult for people who are Autistic who experience differences in social communication and interaction, which can impact their relationships with others. The counsellors who deliver this service have received additional awareness and skills training that enables them to work effectively with clients who are Autistic.
How to get started
Call us or Contact us to register.
Initially all our clients will have at least 3 sessions as part of an assessment process. This will help us to understand the difficulties you are experiencing so that we can make sure we are the right agency to support you longer term. We will see you as a couple and then you will each have an individual session with a counsellor. This way we are able to get a full picture of your situation.
When you start your counselling sessions
Once you start counselling it will involve a series of regular weekly, 50 minute counselling sessions - anything between six and up to a maximum of 15 sessions, depending on the issues you are experiencing.
When will this counselling service help?
All relationships encounter challenges from time to time and we know that relationships, where one or both partners are Autistic, can have added difficulties. So, whether you have a diagnosis or not our team of specialist relationship counsellors are here to support you through the process.
How much will it Cost?
There will be Limited National Lottery Funding for the first few couple's who apply.
For ongoing sessions, our funding and bursary information is found on our how much do we charge page
Some of the issues our clients bring include:
- Communication and conflict
- Coping with major life changes
- Health or money worries
- Sexual relationships
- Balancing work and home