Posts Categorized: News

Managing exam results – tips for young people and parents

Now A-Level and GCSE results are out, you may be wondering how best to support your teenager facing up to their disappointment. Not everyone got the grades they dreamt of and, although outwardly younger people may not appear so upset, deep down they may well be feeling the stress of despair, guilt maybe, and anger that… Read more »

What not to say to someone with dementia

Seven things not to say to someone with dementia are the latest helpful tips from the Alzheimer’s Society. Those of us who know someone with dementia will recognise how communication can get more difficult over time. How and when language problems develop will depend on the individual, as well as the type of dementia and… Read more »

Tips for summer holiday survival

We’re preparing for a surge in enquiries from couples whose relationships reach breaking point over the summer. Last year, we received a 49% increase in calls in September compared to an average month in 2016 along with a 9% rise in web traffic to the national site. This makes it our second busiest time of… Read more »

Lonely among so many friends

Older people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. A lot has been written about how more older people are living alone and becoming isolated. But what’s not so frequently reported is how younger people – with multiple ‘friends’ online and seemingly endless texting – can feel just as alone. In fact, it can be… Read more »

Want to train as a couple’s counsellor?

Want to train as a Relate couple’s counsellor? Here’s your chance to undertake the training for FREE. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering two fully-funded training places for the Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling.

How you can help the Armed Forces

Local people will be lining the streets of Bedford to show support for our Armed Forces on ‘Armed Forces Day’ on Sunday June 25. The local Armed Forces Day parade (between 10.30am and 11am) is an opportunity for us to salute Forces’ personnel, their partners and their families, especially at a time of heightened security… Read more »

Tailored strategies for making improvements to your customer care

Our new bespoke support for employers starting this month aims to help them improve their handling of customer queries and complaints over the phone or face-to-face. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton will work with managers in workshops to analyse their customer care and provide tailored strategies for improvements. “Customer care is at the forefront of business… Read more »

Free support for relatives and friends of people affected by dementia

This week it’s Dementia Awareness Week. The chances are you’ll know someone living with dementia. The disease affects one in three people over the age of 65 nationwide as well as about 40,000 people who are younger. Early last year Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Council estimated that 5,000 people with dementia live in their… Read more »

Easier way to pay

All clients coming to regular ongoing sessions with counsellors at venues away from our Bedford town centre counselling rooms now make their payments more easily and securely using an online service. Many clients choose to see a counsellor at a community centre or other venue around the county, sometimes nearer their home, rather than travel… Read more »