Couples Counselling

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 we are also here for the worries that might seem trivial or minor. Even if things are going perfectly for you, we can help keep things that way. We can help you to find the support that is best for you and at a time to fit in with your life.

For adult couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship; whether you are married or in a partnership, separated, divorced or divorcing, straight or gay.

Whatever your age, race or social background; we work with lots of problems such as affairs, communication issues, unsatisfying sex lives, getting used to step-families, balancing work and home and the effects of depression and money worries on families and couples relationships.

Whatever the stresses and strains on your relationship, counselling can offer a way forward. Whether it's coping with an affair, a breakdown in communication or money problems causing arguments, there are lots of reasons why over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations come to Relate each year.

If you are parents, Relate counsellors can also help you and your ex-partner communicate with the needs of your children in mind.

Support with separating - sometimes the next step is for a relationship to end. Relate can help you to come to terms with the loss of the relationship - on your own or in sessions with your ex-partner.

Counselling offers a safe space for you both to talk confidentially about the things that concern you with someone who will actively listen, who won’t judge you, who will encourage you both to talk openly about your concerns and help you to reach your own decisions about the best way forward.

Our professionally trained counsellors will support you in a non-judgemental way whether you are older, younger, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, black, white.... Our counsellors and trainers will always give you the respect you deserve.

We can offer face-to-face counselling in venues across the county. If this is not convenient, you can talk to one of our trained counsellors over the telephone or via Skype without the need for you to leave your living room. Just contact us for an appointment.

Let us help you to find the right direction.

For more information call us on 01234 356350 or email us.


"Relate has had a substantial part in saving my marriage and keeping the family together – thanks!"


"I was very happy with the service and it was a huge benefit to me, my husband and our relationship."


95% of our clients in post-counselling questionnaires said they would come to Relate in the future if problems arose.

"The Service was fantastic. The counsellor was very reliable and approachable. I would highly recommend Relate. Thanks for your support. It has contributed to saving my marriage."

"Relate has been a huge help in building our relationship back to its former glory - Thank you. We now talk regularly and positively."

96% of our clients would recommend Relate to other people.

Telephone Counselling
Call 01234 356350

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
Call 01234 356350

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

Find out more »