Supporting your relationships during the cost-of-living crisis

Find out about the different ways you can access financial support with our fees if you need it.

We want relationship support to be available to everyone who needs it

At Relate, we know that relationships are central to our lives and an essential part of our wellbeing. We also know that, particularly at the moment, many people who might be struggling in their relationships are also under real financial pressure. And we know that pressures like these can build up and can put enormous strain on relationships. So, it’s all the more important that people can access relationship support now.

We want relationship support to be available to everyone who needs it in Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Whatever difficulties you’re experiencing in your relationships, we can help. We offer a range of services including relationship counselling, sex therapy, family counselling and young people’s counselling, and we know that these services work.

How do we know they work? 83% of our clients tell us that their situation is better after counselling, and 92% would recommend us to a friend.


We want to make sure you know about all the ways you could be supported to access counselling with Relate in this area. It costs us £75 to provide a counselling session, and that’s what we charge for relationship counselling, sex therapy, or family counselling if you can afford to pay. Young people’s counselling is offered at the lower rate of £55 per session. If cost is an issue, there are a variety of ways that you can get support.

Free counselling, discounts and subsidies

We work with range of partners who want to ensure their users and beneficiaries can access free counselling services when they need it. You can find out more about our partners and whether you’re eligible for free counselling here. You can also ring us on 0300 330 5793 and we’ll explore the different options with you.

We also offer a discounted off-peak rate of £55 for appointments at less popular times.

If you’re on a means-tested benefit, or facing financial hardship, we run a bursary scheme that provides six sessions at a subsidised rate of £35 per session.

We also offer a 20% discount those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector, and armed forces, through the Blue Light Card scheme.

Call us now to discuss your options

As a charity, we aim to do everything we can to make our support available to you when you need it, so that we can help you transform your relationships and wellbeing. To find out more, start the conversation with us today by giving us a ring on 0300 330 5793, and we’ll go through the options with you and find how we can best help.