What we offer

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

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 is 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.

What will happen when I contact relate to arrange counselling?

When you contact our office our experienced team of appointment secretaries will guide you through a registration process where they will offer you an “Initial Consultation”. The team will work with you to offer you this appointment as soon as possible, it could be as soon as on the day you call, or there may be a short wait dependant on which of our locations or services you wish to access.

What is an Initial Consultation?

The initial consultation will take place with a counsellor, and is a fact finding exercise where the counsellor will find out about you and your reason for seeking help. You will be asked questions and talk through how we might be able to help. If you attend as a couple the counsellor will see you for a short time together, each will then be offered individual time, and finally the counsellor will meet with you once again as a couple at the end of the consultation. Once complete the counsellor will speak with you to recommend a Relate service if it is appropriate. Clients say that they appreciate this individual time to give them space to share their own thoughts on their relationship.

Some people find this initial consultation is all the need to clear their thinking, to help them decide what to do and make a decision as to whether they require further counselling with relate. If your counsellor does not think we are the best placed service, they may suggest other organisations that you may be interested in accessing for support.

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 offer our service to all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Counselling is available at our City location:
Elliot Court, Coventry Monday:  5.30pm – 9pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 1.30pm

We also deliver our services in Leamington and Rugby

If you would like more information on our Relationship Counselling service please telephone 024 7622 5863 or fill in the form on our Contact Us page.