Relationship Counselling

What we offer

We provide a confidential counselling service offered by professionally trained relationship counsellors to people with relational problems or difficulties.

Each year we work with approximately 2,000 clients within this service.

If you want to access the service you may come on your own. If you want to attend with your partner then for the service to have the best chance of success, you should both want to engage with the counsellor to move forward and resolve the problem(s).

It’s also worth noting that you do not have to be in a relationship to use the service, for example you may wish to make sense of your emotions following the breakdown of a relationship.

The initial session with your counsellor is a fact finding exercise and an opportunity for you to explain why you have come to Relate and what you want to get out of the counselling. The counsellor will work with you to explain how progress can be made through the counselling process. After this initial session it is then for you to decide whether you would like to undertake ongoing counselling with us.

Who we offer the service to

We are an inclusive agency and clients can be seen individually, as a couple, married or not, heterosexual or gay.

What are the fees

We charge a contribution for counselling sessions.

The fee for couples counselling is £55 per session and for an individual it’s £50 per session.

We do take payment in advance to secure your appointment.

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend your first appointment once it has been booked, please contact the office within two working days so the fee can be carried over to your new appointment.  This also applies to further on-going appointments you may have booked.

Where is the counselling available throughout the county

We offer counselling throughout Northamptonshire at the following locations and times:

Northampton Central office: 

Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 9pm

Friday: 9:30am to 2pm                            

Saturday morning: 9:30am to 12pm


Corby outpost*: Monday evening: 5pm to 9pm

Kettering outpost*: Monday evening: 5pm to 9pm

Rushden outpost*: Monday evening: 6pm to 8pm

Wellingborough outpost*: Tuesday evening: 6pm to 7pm

*Appointments at the outposts are arranged and booked through our Northampton office.

If you would like more information on our Relationship Counselling service please telephone 01604 634 400 or fill in the form on our Contact Us page.

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