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What we offer

Relate offer a range of counselling, from couples counselling (which we are renowned for) to counselling for young people, family therapy, bereavement, sexual therapy, anger management, mediation, stress or the many circumstantial issues such as loss of a loved one, redundancy, relationship breakdown and having a baby and the effects it has on your relationship. Most of these are done face-to-face with your counsellor, but in some circumstances telephone counselling is available as an alternative.

Relate are not just for married couples and we offer a range of counselling resources for any situation you may be facing. There is no judgment passed, and the therapeutic approach used is shaped to best suit you and your problems. We work with married couples, common law partnerships, same sex partnerships and individuals and family groups. We work with any age, sexuality or background and also work with private companies, health professionals and the local government.

When you first make contact, you can if you wish mention to our reception team that you would like to see a particular specialist (eg. anger management or stress); that way we can ensure you get to see the most appropriate therapist for your situation. Everything you tell us is in confidence, and any information you share with us with will never be divulged outside of the counselling session. To find out more about counselling with Relate, visit our FAQ’s section here.




Marriage Preparation

Our marriage preparation day, is a one-day workshop for groups of up to 12 couples. It is normally held on Saturdays (or over a series of evenings). Enjoyable, revealing and rewarding, you’ll be encouraged to consider things you may not even be aware you need to think about. All in a safe, supportive environment, where

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relationships / marriage/same sex couples

Personal relationships bring up all sorts of challenges and issues which can be caused or made worse by stress, work, having children or misunderstandings within the relationship. We help people who come across difficult issues in their personal relationships. Not only those who want to sort things out, but also those who wish to nurture

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problems at work

Sometimes work or personal problems can turn effective hard-working employees into the opposite and affect profit, efficiency and morale. Relate Cornwall offers a comprehensive counselling service to help your employees deal with difficult & stressful problems and to maintain their positivity and their efficiency levels. We employ highly trained and qualified counsellors who can help

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mediation / communication

Here at Relate we are experts in Mediation and assist in joint decision making without the use of the courts.  We help you to work through the practical and legal arrangements when it comes to your children, your home, possessions and finances.  Mediation is less threatening and less expensive than going to court and the

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an affair

One of the toughest things on a relationship is the fallout from an affair; it often feels like the final straw. But, it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Many of those relationships can survive and flourish with the help of counselling at Relate. Common concerns are of embarrassment for what happened

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family problems

Relate offer Counselling for:    Parents & Children  Brothers & Sisters Step-Parents and Step Children Extended families   What is Relate Family Counselling?   video     In an ideal world, we would all like our families to live happily together and never have quarrels or disagree.  But real life is not like that and

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sex therapy

    video   An active sex life is an integral part of your relationship, and there are several reasons why you may wish to speak to one of our Sex Therapists. Some problems we deal with regularly include: Stress Loss of desire Erectile dysfunction Premature Ejaculation Pain during intercourse We also speak to many

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support for young people

• Worried? • Unhappy? • Being bullied? • Parents arguing, separating or divorcing? Want to talk it over with someone? – Relate Young People can help.     video   At Relate we believe that relationship skills can be learnt, and the earlier the better. We are committed to helping young people develop the skills

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anger control

Everybody feels anger, it is part of being human. However, at Relate we work with people when that anger becomes a driving force in their life which could negatively affect their health, wellbeing, work or personal life. It can be a single event or a recurring issue, either way we will be able to help.

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Telephone counselling

If for some reason it is impossible for you to see a counsellor in person at one of our centres, then telephone counselling is sometimes possible. Please discuss this with our staff when you contact us.


Relate Child Contact Centres

Parenting needn’t  end when a partnership does. A Child Contact Centre is a  safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members. It is an environment that puts the needs of the children first. We aim to create a warm, sociable

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