Family Counselling

Family counselling provides a confidential, and non-judgemental space for families to discuss their relationships. Our specially trained counsellors aim to highlight strengths and resources that families already have, building on these foundations to open a space for positive communication, helping families to understand and resolve differences. Family counselling can be a good space for families to explore and discuss any barriers to being able to manage their relationships.

It can be difficult for families to adapt to changes. Family counselling can help family members to support eachother through difficult times and grow stronger as a result.

Relate Family Counselling Service helps:

  • Families
  • Parents and children
  • Siblings (child or adult)
  • Extended families
  • Stepfamilies
  • Support families through the bereavement process
  • Improve family life
What Happens in Family Counselling?

You can see a Relate family counsellor on your own, as part of a group or as a whole family together. 

Before any counselling begins, you can expect to have an inital meeting with your counsellor to ensure that Relate is the right fit for you and your family. Your counsellor will provide confidential and non-judgemental support, and will encourage you to share what is happening and what you would like to change.

We ask one or more family members to come to the initial appointment. Your counsellor will then work with you and agree on who will come to future sessions. Ongoing sessions may include some 1-1 sessions with individual members, smaller groups or as a whole family together.


To enquire further about our Family counselling service, please contact us on 01162543011 or email us at

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