Everyone has family arguments at some time. Usually these are easily resolved or blow over, but sometimes they just get worse.

Big changes in a family can cause stress for everyone. Divorce or separation doesn't just affect the adults in a relationship – it can affect the way children view relationships for life.

Long running disputes can cause pain to the whole family, making it difficult or impossible to live under the same roof, and the problems one person may be going through can impact on other family members.

If your family is having problems, Relate Family Counselling offers a flexible approach to sorting out your problems.

You can see one of our Family Counsellors individually, as a small group or the whole family together to help you work things out in a way that best suits everyone.

Every family member can expect to have a voice and be heard within family counselling. Our counsellors are experienced relationship experts that are specially trained to help everyone have a say in how they are feeling and then to work out their differences.

The Family Counselling service does not rely on all members of the family attending or on a strict definition of who constitutes a family. Family counselling can include parents, children, step parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, close family friends.

Across Bedfordshire and Luton we offer financial support for families unable to pay the full rate.

To book an appointment please call us on 01234 356350 or email us.

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If you, a friend or family member is going through a break-up, knowing what to do or where to turn to can be difficult. If you're a parent, you'll want to make sure you do what's right for your children. And if you're a friend or relative of someone going through a break up, you'll probably be looking for ways you can help. The Sorting Out Separation tool will help you work out what areas you need help with and find information on a range of issues such as parenting apart, housing, money and employment.

Alternatively, call us on 01234 356350 for an appointment with one of our professionally qualified family counsellors for support and advice.


"The counsellor helped us to see things in different ways and work out a way forward both as a family and as a couple"

"I came to my first session in tears and I'm leaving my last session laughing"

"It has been a bit of a shock in some ways but I mean a good shock, its helped us to be happier"

Telephone Counselling
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If you'd like to speak to someone over the phone, our telephone counselling service may be just what you're looking for.

Webcam Counselling
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Time pressure and location can sometimes make it hard to arrange a counselling appointment. Try our webcam counselling service.

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