Posts By: Rebecca Silliker

Beating The Winter Blues – by Relate’s Sue Reed

The long nights and short days of winter are still with us and Christmas is a faint memory. Many people report feeling low and lacking energy during January and February. NHS estimates say that one in fifteen British people has some level of winter depression and that for some people this can be given the… Read more »

Free telephone counselling and reduced rates for face-to-face and Skype counselling during January 2015

The first full working week in January is always a very busy time for us as people get back to work and think about their relationships following the Christmas break. To support relationships across Bedfordshire and Luton, we are offering FREE telephone counselling up to the end of January 2015. John, one of our relationship… Read more »

Family time tops Christmas lists in the East of England

New Relate survey reveals the region’s festive hopes and worries 94% of people in the East of England said spending time with immediate family is important to them for a happy Christmas this year* 87% of people in the East of England rated avoiding family arguments as important to them for a happy Christmas The… Read more »

Annual Report 2013/14 Now Available

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s 2013/14 Annual Report is now available and what an amazing year 2013/2014 was for the Centre. Overall we saw a 14% growth in the number of service delivery hours and 16% growth in the number of clients we supported compared to 2012/13. We saw the biggest growth in our work with… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s six tips for six weeks of summer survival

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice for parents ahead of the long school holidays. Calls to Relate Bedfordshire and Luton often increase dramatically after the school holidays, as family tensions simmer during the long summer break. Relate family counsellor Chris Ackers said: “Most of us look forward to the summer holidays. But sometimes, it… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s top ten tips for finding love this summer

The sun is finally shining, but for some people, it might seem like everyone is wandering off into the sunset with someone special except them. Luckily, Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, the UK’s leading relationship support organisation, has advice for anyone who is looking for love this summer. Relate counsellor Diane Whitmore said: “If you’re single… Read more »

Ambition: is it a gift or a burden? – by Relate’s Sue Reed

Traditionally ambition has been acted out in the workplace by men, but as women became high flyers in the work force the balance has shifted. Whereas women were seen to support successful men, they are now successful in their own right. This change has created tension in many relationships. Ambitious women have often been seen… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s tips for making World Cup time a family affair

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice to help families make the most of the World Cup season. The tournament, which kicks off on 12th June, has been known in the past for causing family rows over control of the TV remote and fans spending more time than usual away from the family. But Relate… Read more »

Friendship – by Relate’s Sue Reed

I was recently running some school sessions with a group of sixteen year olds about relationships. We were talking about friendship and what makes a good friend, and got into a discussion on how many Facebook friends they had. Many of the group had over 300 contacts on Facebook, but is this real friendship?