How counselling helps
Relationship Counselling is available to anyone in Scotland over 16 who is worried about or wants to explore the impact of their adult relationships. You don’t have to be in a relationship to come for counselling. You can come if you’re single, in a civil partnership, married, living with someone, separated, divorced, widowed or if you are having problems finding or keeping a relationship.
You can come for relationship counselling on your own or with your partner. However you choose to do it, we will offer you space and time to explore your concerns with a counsellor trained to work with couple relationships.
What to expect from relationship counselling
Our trained counsellors can help you to work through your problems. However, it’s useful to understand what relationship counselling can and can’t offer you.
We can offer you a safe space in which to explore how you feel about and experience your relationships. We don’t offer advice, tell you what to do, judge or try to save relationships. Although we can help you to have the difficult conversations with your partner, we can’t tell you what to say or do. That’s for you to decide.
Usually we see couples together; however, sometimes we ask to see them individually. Your counsellor will discuss this with you. Where any aspect of domestic conflict, whether it be for you or your partner, is an issue we will always ask to see a couple for individual sessions.
Please note that if you or your partner are currently awaiting the outcome of court proceedings related to any domestic conflict issues then we will not be able to see you as a couple until those court proceedings are completed, although we may be able to see you for individual sessions.
What problems do people bring to relationship counselling?
Couples and individuals bring all kinds of problems to counselling. If you are having relationship problems of any kind or recognise yourself in the common scenarios below, please contact your nearest service for help.