Relationship counselling helps you to make the most of your relationships, past, present or future. Many people believe that Relate is only here to help with the major crises in people’s relationships. We are the first source of help when people face divorce or separation, affairs or major conflict but even if things are going perfectly for you, we can help keep things that way.
However if you feel that your relationship really has failed, Relate can help you limit the damage to yourselves and the rest of the family .It is a brave move to come to Relate. It does not mean your relationship has failed just because you are thinking of “resorting” to Relate instead it means that your relationship is too important to you to just give up without trying first.
A single session with a counsellor can help you decide whether counselling is the best form of help. It aims to identify the difficulties in the relationship whilst considering which of Relate services might be most helpful. For some people, the one session might be enough whilst for others a course of sessions may be more appropriate.
Sometimes people can feel nervous and apprehensive when they first arrive as they feel that I am going to tell them what to do, but that is not the case. I am here to listen in a confidential setting so that together we can work constructively for your future.