Couples & Relationship Counselling

Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire: Strengthen Your Relationship Through Counselling

Welcome to Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire, a leading counselling charity dedicated to helping couples, of all varieties, to build and nurture strong, healthy relationships.
We understand that every relationship faces challenges, and we are here to provide confidential, professional and compassionate support to guide you through those difficulties.
Our team of specially trained relationship counsellors embraces diversity and is ready to assist you in overcoming obstacles and fostering a more fulfilling and connected partnership.

Why Choose Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire?

At Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire, we have been supporting couples in the local community for many years. Here’s why you can trust us with your relationship:

• Specialized Relationship Counsellors: Our counsellors are highly trained in relationship therapy, equipped with the expertise and experience to address the unique dynamics and challenges that couples face, whether you’re on your own, married, living together, LGBTQI+, non-monogamous or anything in between. They are committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your concerns and work towards positive change.

• Compassionate and Caring Approach: We understand that seeking counselling can be a vulnerable and emotional experience. Our team is dedicated to creating a warm and supportive environment where you can feel heard, understood, and respected. We approach every couple’s situation with empathy, compassion, and a genuine desire to help.

• Tailored Counselling Solutions: We recognize that each couple is unique, with their own set of concerns and goals. Our counselling sessions are personalised to meet your specific needs, focusing on the areas that require attention and helping you develop effective strategies for overcoming challenges. We are committed to empowering you to find solutions that work for your relationship.

At Relate, our counselling services help with a wide range of relationship issues. For example, you may be experiencing one or more of the following:

• Communication Challenges: If you find yourselves struggling to communicate effectively, constantly arguing, or feeling misunderstood, our counsellors can help you develop healthy communication patterns and learn techniques to express your needs and concerns constructively.

• Conflict Resolution: Unresolved conflicts can take a toll on a relationship. Our skilled counsellors will guide you through effective conflict resolution strategies, helping you to identify the underlying issues, build empathy, and find mutually satisfying resolutions.

• Infidelity or Trust Issues: Recovering from infidelity or dealing with trust issues can be a complex and painful process. Our counsellors provide a supportive space to explore the impact of the betrayal, facilitate honest conversations, and help you work towards healing, forgiveness, and rebuilding trust.

• Intimacy and Connection: If you feel a lack of emotional or physical intimacy, our counsellors can assist you in reconnecting and reigniting the passion in your relationship. We provide a safe space to discuss intimacy concerns, explore barriers, and work towards a more fulfilling and satisfying connection.

• Life Transitions: Major life changes such as becoming parents, relocating, or adjusting to new careers can strain a relationship. Our counsellors can help you navigate these transitions, manage the associated stress, and ensure a smooth adjustment, allowing you to grow stronger together.

• Pre-marital Counselling: If you’re planning to tie the knot, pre-marital counselling can provide a solid foundation for your future together. Our counsellors can guide you through important discussions, address any concerns, and equip you with effective tools and strategies for a successful and resilient marriage.

• Breakup or Divorce Counselling: We understand that sometimes relationships reach a point where couples contemplate separation or divorce. Making such a decision can be incredibly challenging, and we are here to provide support during this difficult time. Our breakup or divorce counselling services aim to help couples navigate the process with care and understanding.

It’s important to remember that breakup or divorce counselling does not aim to encourage or discourage separation. Instead, our focus is to support you in making informed decisions, navigating the emotional process, and maintaining a respectful and constructive approach throughout.

For sexual difficulties, we have a dedicated page called “Sex Therapy” that explores the sensitive topic of sexual problems in more depth. Feel free to visit our “Sex Therapy” page for additional information and guidance on addressing sexual concerns within your relationship.

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Some of the issues our clients bring include:

Communication and conflict
Coping with major life changes
Health or money worries
Difficulties in sexual relationships
Balancing work and home
Affairs or infidelity

The Process

Like all our counselling, you will initially be asked to come to an assessment session. This consultation with a counsellor is a chance to talk about your difficulties and to explore what help would be appropriate for you. The counsellor will explain what counselling involves and answer your questions.

We will ask you to make a payment for your counselling in advance. There is an initial registration and administration cost of £20 and then you will be charged for each appointment. Each counselling session costs us £85 to provide. Please contact us to find out more about booking an appointment with one of our counsellors.

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3 Wentworth House, Vernon Gate, Derby, DE1 1UR
Phone: 01332 349177

Charity Number: 1110768

Opening Times

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm