Sometimes you may feel isolated but at other times, even when you have the most supportive family and friends, you may not feel your normal self.
You do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to access counselling. You may be experiencing underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, you may be seeking balance in your life, or you may be feeling:
- stressed (including work based stress)
- loss and grief
- low self-esteem
All of these reasons and more may be a reason to seek counselling. You may find that you are experiencing difficulties at a particular transition points in your life, such as:
- Leaving home
- Relationship breakdown in a couple or family relationship
- Relationship breakdown in a family relationship
- Leaving a job / changing career
- Becoming a parent
- Retirement or redundancy
- Adapting to a serious illness or disability
- Moving on after a major life experience
Counselling offers a safe space for you to talk confidentially about the things that concern you with someone who will actively listen, who won’t judge you, who will encourage you to talk openly about your concerns and help you to reach your own decisions about the best way forward.
Let us help you to find the right direction.
"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.