The TCCR provide a service for couples suffering difficulties in their relationship. Whether clients come with their partner or alone, whether their are gay or heterosexual or whether they are married or single we aim to offer a safe and confidential setting in which to explore their difficulties.
Who is the relationship counselling service aimed at?
During a lasting relationship people face many important decisions and turning points. Sometimes couples can't talk to each other about these problems. Meeting with a counsellor can be a way to open up communications again thorough better understand of the underlying issues.
We also work with people who are ending a marriage or a long term relationship. Counselling can help people going through this painful process to overcome emotional difficulties and develop the confidence to rebuild their lives.
Who will couples see?
They will see a relationship counsellor. Our team of professional counsellors is trained to work with people either together or on their own who are troubled about a relationship problem. Our counsellors help people think about their relationships and resolve some of the conflicts and tensions. We recognise that everyone is unique and our counsellors respond in an individual way to each relationship.
TCCR is a centre of excellence for accredited training and research in couple relationships. As part of out commitment to professional development clients may be seen by a trainee working under specialist supervision.
Some of the things we aim to help people achieve through relationship counselling include:-
- Better communication
- A more stable family life
- Improved sexual relationship
- Greater awareness of your partner's needs
- Reduced jealousy
- Increased confidence
How does the Relationship Counselling service work?
Once couples have a regular counselling appointment they will be seen at the same time each week by the same counsellor for as long as is helpful. Some clients see their counsellor for a few weeks, others for many months. Our service is geared to respond to the needs of each client.
What are the fees?
Couples are charged according to their income on a sliding scale. The service is unique as there is no minimum fee and we aim to see everyone whatever their financial circumstances. The fees are negotiated at the first appointment.
How can my organisation/practice commission this service?
For information on how to commission our clinical services please see our commissioning a TCCR service page.
If I think this service could be right for me who do I contact for an appointment?