What does it do?

Relate’s role is to help build better couple relationships:

  • To enhance the quality of couple and parental family relationships
  • To help relationships and marriages withstand the pressures leading to breakdown
  • To limit the damage which commonly accompanies failing relationships, separation and divorce and increase the prospect of subsequent relationships succeeding.

Who it is for?

Relate is for anyone who requires relationship and marital therapy or family counselling.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole).

What it costs:

We are a registered charity and make no profits from our services. We do ask you to cover the cost incurred on your behalf. This will be explained to you in full when you book any appointment.

How to access or apply for it:

Counselling sessions are available at various times throughout the day and on four evenings a week until 9.00 p.m. You must make an appointment.

What to expect then:

At your first session an experienced counsellor will discuss with you your current situation and concerns for up to 50 minutes. You and the counsellor will talk about how Relate might be able to help and your counsellor may recommend a Relate counselling service or he or she may suggest another organisation.

Additional information:

The venue has full disabled facilities.


Info last updated:

1 Stratfield Saye, 20/22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8JN