It doesn’t matter if you’re on your own, married, living together, single, gay, bi/pansexual, straight or transgender – we’re here to help you, however you identify.
At Relate, we have experience in counselling people from different backgrounds, including LGBT individuals and couples, so you can rest assured you’ll find a counsellor to meet your needs.
Lots of people have an idea of what relationship counselling is and think that you only need counselling when things get really bad. But we’re here whenever you need us, no matter what situation you face in your relationship. Even if your problems seem trivial, we can help.
What is Relationship Counselling?
Our counsellors provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing in your relationship.
How can Relationship Counselling help me?
It really depends what you want to get out of it, but it’s rare that you will leave Relate without feeling a positive change.
For some people, we transform their relationships and their lives; for others, we help them solve a specific problem and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.
Each session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour, and your counsellor will ask you questions so that you can talk about what’s going on and how you feel. They may offer you advice or ideas to try at home.
If you don’t like to talk a lot then they might try different things like drawing or mapping out your thoughts. It all depends on what’s right for you.
Even if things don’t change, counselling may help you to see things in a different way or make the decision that’s right for you to
People are genuinely surprised when we start working together – they think that I’m going to tell them what to do, but it’s not like that. They also come in feeling nervous and apprehensive but once we have met a few times, they start to enjoy it. It’s a brave move to come to counselling, but for almost everyone, it’s one of the best moves they’ve made.
– Relationship Counsellor