To find out more use the questions and answers given here. Alternatively, contact our Appointment Team on 01634 380038. They will listen to your needs, explain how our services operate and answer any questions that you may have before discussing any options that may be available.
- Do I have to be married?
- Do I have to come with my partner?
- WilI be told what to do?
- Will you want us to stay together?
- How long will I have to wait?
- How much does counselling cost?
- Can you help me?
Do I have to be married?
No. Relate Medway & North Kent provides relationship counselling to anyone, whether or not they are married, currently in a committed relationship, or on their own and whatever their age, race, gender, personal beliefs, sexual orientation or social background.
Do I have to come with my partner?
No. Whilst working with both people in the relationship may be better, counselling can be as effective with just one person attending. It can help you to look at things from a different perspective and help you to decide what you can change.
Will I be told what to do?
Not at all. Your counsellor's positive interventions can make a real difference in helping you to sort out your issues, by enabling you to look at the difficulties and possible solutions in detail and from different angles so that you can decide what changes you can and want to make.
Will you want us to stay together?
Relate aim to help you to reach the goals you have. It is a myth that Relate will "make you stay together". We help people make their own decisions and plan their own future. By listening to clients and being objective the counsellor will help you find your own answers. Whether you want to work towards a closer couple relationship or to separate and remain on amicable terms, Relate Counsellor's will aim to help you reach your desired outcome.
How long will I have to wait?
We try to see you within 2 weeks from your initial call, although certain services are highly in demand and a longer wait may arise.
If you decide that you want to request regular counselling, the waiting time depends, to some extend, on your flexibility in terms of travelling and time. However, it is most important to act early if you are worried about your relationship, rather than put off action until it may be "too late".
How much does counselling cost?
To discuss your needs and how these will determine the cost of your service, please contact the Appointment Team.
Can you help me?
If you have a relationship problem then Relate may be able to help you to work through the issues. We believe that addressing your concerns early offers the best opportunity to resolve those concerns effectively. Don't put off contacting us early if you have a concern with your relationship.
If you have a question about our services that has not been answered above, please contact us and we will be happy to help.