Posts By: Chris

Free telephone counselling and reduced rates for face-to-face and Skype counselling during January 2015

The first full working week in January is always a very busy time for us as people get back to work and think about their relationships following the Christmas break. To support relationships across Bedfordshire and Luton, we are offering FREE telephone counselling up to the end of January 2015. John, one of our relationship… Read more »

Family time tops Christmas lists in the East of England

New Relate survey reveals the region’s festive hopes and worries 94% of people in the East of England said spending time with immediate family is important to them for a happy Christmas this year* 87% of people in the East of England rated avoiding family arguments as important to them for a happy Christmas The… Read more »

No time for Relate counselling? Try our webcam service

Time pressure and location can sometimes make it hard to arrange a counselling appointment. To help overcome this problem, we offer a webcam counselling service. Providing all the benefits of our face-to-face relationship counselling in a flexible and convenient format, webcam counselling allows you to discuss your relationship problems with one of our counsellors from… Read more »

FREE volunteering workshop for over 55s

FREE training for People over 55.   A 4 hour workshop to prepare you for volunteering in the community.  The workshop is on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 from 10am to 2pm at the Volunteer Centre Bedford on Bromham Road.   Come and join us for an interactive and fun session!

Come to our Bedford Fundraiser- Saturday 6th September

 This Summer young volunteers from across Bedfordshire have been having great fun whilst raising money for Relate Bedfordshire and Luton The next event is on Saturday 6th September from 12 to 4pm Christchurch Hall, 117 Denmark St, Bedford MK40 3TJ Come along and help support our Young People’s Counselling Service For more details, see NCS… Read more »

Annual Report 2013/14 Now Available

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s 2013/14 Annual Report is now available and what an amazing year 2013/2014 was for the Centre. Overall we saw a 14% growth in the number of service delivery hours and 16% growth in the number of clients we supported compared to 2012/13. We saw the biggest growth in our work with… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s six tips for six weeks of summer survival

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice for parents ahead of the long school holidays. Calls to Relate Bedfordshire and Luton often increase dramatically after the school holidays, as family tensions simmer during the long summer break. Relate family counsellor Chris Ackers said: “Most of us look forward to the summer holidays. But sometimes, it… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s top ten tips for finding love this summer

The sun is finally shining, but for some people, it might seem like everyone is wandering off into the sunset with someone special except them. Luckily, Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, the UK’s leading relationship support organisation, has advice for anyone who is looking for love this summer. Relate counsellor Diane Whitmore said: “If you’re single… Read more »

Ambition: is it a gift or a burden? – by Relate’s Sue Reed

Traditionally ambition has been acted out in the workplace by men, but as women became high flyers in the work force the balance has shifted. Whereas women were seen to support successful men, they are now successful in their own right. This change has created tension in many relationships. Ambitious women have often been seen… Read more »