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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 at one of our Centres. You can decide if you'd like to come 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, times and locations 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.

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

Book an appointment

To find out more about Relationship Counselling, and to arrange an appointment call us on 01302 380900 or email us.

If you're new to counselling and would like to find out what it's like you can try a free Live Chat with a Relate Counsellor.

If you have any questions about counselling try our FAQs.