Relationship Counselling

Whether you're trying to work through a problem with your partner or you're single and want to explore your feelings about relationships, counselling can make a real difference to you.

You can come to Relationship Counselling regardless of whether they're married, single, living together or apart, straight or gay.

What is Relationship Counselling?

Counselling provides a supportive, constructive and confidential environment in which you can think about problems and talk over ways to address them.

Watch the video below in which Relate Counsellor Graham explains what Relationship Counselling is all about.

What happens in Relationship Counselling?

In your first session you'll be seen by a trained Relate counsellor at one of our venues across North East London and North Essex. You can come alone or with your partner.

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 currently going through, when they started and what you would like to change.

At the end of your session if you feel you'd like to continue with counselling, you can discuss with your counsellor what days, times and locations would be best for you. You can also talk about the cost of your counselling.

What kind of counselling you receive – and how long counselling continues – all depends on you and what you want to see change.

Skype counselling

Skype counselling allows you to talk to a trained Relate counsellor in real-time on a Skype call. To be able to use our Skype service you will need an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or PC with Skype installed. If you have a webcam you can choose to have this switched on or off during your session. 

We recommend that you plan when and where you're going to have your session so that you can have privacy and not be disturbed. 

We can also arrange group Skype Counselling if  your partner or family group is in multiple locations.

Book an appointment

You can book an appointment for Relationship Counselling at locations across North East London and North Essex. To arrange an appointment please contact 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.