Relationship Counselling - Your Questions Answered

When would you come to Relate?

We help people who have come across issues in their personal relationships and want help to sort things out

  • Arguing
  • An affair
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Taking each other for granted
  • Problems communicating with each other
  • Finding time for each other
  • The impact of life events on your relationship, eg unemployment, disability, mental illness, bereavement, etc

There are many reasons why people come to us and we help them move forward

90 per cent of the people who come to Relate are glad that they did and find that it helps them

What happens during counselling?

Firstly you meet with a counsellor who will explore with you what you want to achieve or change in your relationship. Where Relate can help, you will have regular sessions with a counsellor during which you'll talk about what is affecting your relationship and agree the best way forward

How long will it take?

Relate deals with every client's situation individually and the length of time therapy takes depends on your circumstances. Relate deals with every client's situation individually and the length of time therapy takes depends on your circumstances. Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly(but can be longer). We have a suggested session duration, and our team will be able to guide you as to the expected durations.

Who comes to Relate?

Relate sees people individually as well as in couples. People who come for relationship counselling can be part of a couple, single, in a same-sex relationship, young or old

Is there a charge?

We have a limited number of fully funded IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression, Children, Young People, Family and Psychosexual Therapy sessions available and the wait for these spaces may be substantially longer than non-funded spaces. For Caring and Sharing clients all sessions are fully funded. People attending all other Relate counselling services are asked to make a payment towards the cost of their counselling or therapy and a payment scale will be emailed as part of a Registration Pack. If you live out of the Bradford District the price for all services will be £35 for registration and Assessment appointment, then £90 for all following sessions.

Any referrals received from a statutory organisation (for example GP referrals) will be chargeable according to our payment scale.

What to do next?

If you have a question that we haven't answered here then please get in touch and we will be pleased to help. Alternatively, you may be ready to register for an appointment.

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