Relationship Counselling

Whether you're having problems in your relationship or you'd just like to understand your partner better, talking things through with one of our counsellors can make a real difference.

Relationship Counselling is for everyone. Whether you're married, single, living together or apart, straight or gay we can help you strengthen your relationships.

What is Relationship Counselling?

Counselling offers a caring, confidential and supportive environment in which you can examine problems and think about ways to address them. Watch the video below, in which Relate Counsellor Graham explains what Relationship Counselling is.

What happens in Relationship Counselling?

After making an appointment, you'll be seen by a trained Relate Counsellor via an online platform called Zoom. We use Zoom because it’s simple reliable and secure. You can decide if you'd like to join the video call alone or with your partner.

In your first session your counsellor will ask you questions about your relationship and what you hope to get from counselling. They might also ask you about any problems you're experiencing, when they started and what changes you would like to see happen.

If you want to book another session your counsellor will ask you what days and times are best for you and you'll talk about the cost of your counselling.

You might meet only once, or you might meet once a week for an extended period of time. What kind of counselling you receive – and how long counselling continues – all depends on you and what kind of issues you want to address.

What sort of issues can counselling help with?

People come to see us for lots of different reasons.

You may be in a relationship where you're arguing a lot or you might be struggling to talk to your partner. You might be thinking about ending your relationship or coming to terms with a break up.

You might be a happy couple who want to use our Couple Commitment programme to make your relationship even stronger, or a couple who have chosen to separate and want to do it in the healthiest way possible. Or you might not be in a relationship right now and want to look at why.

Whatever the issue, your counsellor will not judge you and everything you say will be confidential.

What is the cost of counselling?

We are a charity and we don't make a profit from the services we provide. We charge a fee for Counselling to cover the costs of the sessions.

Reduced fee for first counselling appointment for limited period

The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone . At Relate in North West London, Herts, Bucks and Berks we have reduced the cost of our Initial Assessment meeting for relationship counselling to a discounted rate of £60. Our goal has always been to offer support to those in need and we feel by reducing our Initial Assessment cost we can offer our services to more people.

This discounted rate will only be available for a limited period so please get in touch with us to book an initial assessment as soon as possible.

Our standard fee for ongoing sessions after the initial assessment will remain at £92.

To find out more about our charges read our cost FAQ.

Book an appointment

To find out more about Relationship Counselling, and to arrange an appointment contact us via email or call Relate NTC on 0300 0032324.

If you have any questions about counselling try our FAQs.