At Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire, we are here to help.
Whether you are having problems with a relationship or you’d just like to understand your partner/family/friends better, talking things through with one of our counsellors can make a real difference.
The counselling we offer is for everyone. Whether you’re married, single, young, old, living together or apart, straight or gay, we can help you strengthen your relationships and help with other issues such as anxiety or depression. Counselling offers a caring, confidential and supportive environment in which you can examine problems and think about ways to address them.
The first step is to arrange an initial appointment to discuss what the issues are that you need help with. This gives you the chance to see if counselling is for you and us the chance to make sure we are the best people to help you.
From there, if everyone agrees, ongoing appointments can be arranged with either the same counsellor or a new one who will be briefed on what was discussed at the initial appointment. Once you start ongoing appointments with a counsellor, you will stay with that counsellor. There is no set number of appointments you must have – that is up to you and your counsellor to agree as you go along – but six-eight sessions are common.
Appointments last between 45 – 50 minutes and can take place either face-to-face, via webcam, or over the phone, depending on your circumstances and what works best for you.
Our counsellors offer appointments on a range of days and times, so hopefully, there will be something that works for you.
Our friendly team of administrators are the contact point outside of appointments and will take you through the process described above and book all the appointments, talking through availability and costs with you.
For more information about Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire, visit https://www.relate.org.uk/dorset-south-wiltshire