Zodiak Media

We’re looking for couples to take part in a ground-breaking couple counselling documentary

As a charity we are interested in dispelling myths about relationship counselling and, where appropriate and with permission, telling the real life stories of the couples we support.

We are working with Zodiak Media on a new 6 part series following couples going through the process of relationship counselling by filming a course of counselling sessions over time. As an experienced couple counselling organisation we will be providing sessions and expert advise to the production team.

Across the series the programme will look at the multitude of issues that bring people to couple’s therapy – featuring couples across age groups, in different stages of their relationships and with very different problems. We hope the series will remove any remaining stigma around couple counselling and that it will show that therapy is something many couples could consider to improve their relationships before it reaches crisis point. Through the stories we follow in the series we hope it will also show viewers ways they can work on their relationship before it’s too late and the professional channels that are there to help.

The programme is being made by Zodiak Media – the leading independent for factual television. Programmes on television at the moment include The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds (Channel 4) and Eat Well for Less (BBC). Leading the couple counselling documentary will be award winning executive producer Ricardo Pollack, who has more than 20-years’ experience making documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Much of his work has focused on difficult and sensitive areas of modern life. His recent credits include the BBC2 series Great Ormond Street about medical ethics at the famous children’s hospital which he devised; Police Under Pressure for BBC2; and the recent C5 series about organ transplants, Gift of Life, which was accompanied by a national campaign to increase organ donation.

Our next step is to find appropriate Scottish couples willing to be filmed. You would receive your full block of relationship counselling sessions free of charge and any expenses incurred (travel, accommodation, etc) would be covered. 

At this stage we are simply looking for people who would like to discuss this opportunity further – there is absolutely no commitment at this stage.

If you would like an informal chat about taking part please email Ross McCulloch, Head of Communications, ross.mcculloch@relationships-scotland.org.uk or call 0845 119 2020.

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