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There is no point in forcing yourself to do something if you don’t want to, or if you are doing it for the sake of other people. You have to want it for yourself – Kathleen Campbell

I got back in brief contact with my father through email, but it was exactly that – brief. He and my mum split not long after I was born and, by the time I was about five, he had completely cut himself  out. I also found out that I had a rare, inherited condition that…

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The Charity for Civil Servants

The Charity for Civil Servants has been working in partnership with Relationships Scotland for several years, providing access to relationship counselling throughout Scotland. We work with individuals and couples to identify the best options available to suit your needs. If you are a Civil Servant, past or present or you work for an organisation sponsored…

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Wrong Heads In Wrong Beds

One of our counsellors Di Farmer has currently submitted her dissertation as part of a MA  (hons) Sociology Degree at Glasgow University. The title is “Wrong Heads In Wrong Beds” – explaining Relationship Counsellors views of Infidelity. It seeks to address a gap in sociological research,  in a subject which is more widely recognised psychologically. The main …

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

Zodiak Media

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…

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Prostate Cancer UK and Relationships Scotland offer free counselling

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A diagnosis of prostate cancer can have a huge impact on relationships. That’s why Prostate Cancer UK is working with Relationships Scotland to offer a confidential counselling service for couples, individuals or family members affected by prostate cancer. This service can help you work through your feelings about prostate cancer and how it has affected…

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Positive Relationships at the Heart of Scotland

Scottish Parliament

Guest blog post by Morag Chisholm, Counsellor & Treasurer at Relationships Scotland Dumfries & Galloway Politicians both sides of the border are fond of extolling the virtues of family values, often without taking time to understand the complexities of modern relationships. MSPs at our recent Parliamentary event instead chose listening and learning with third and…

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Follow the yellow brick road

Guest blog post from Tracy Stewart, a current student on our Diploma in Relationship Counselling. Tracy will be blogging for us once every few months, giving us a valuable insight in to the demanding yet rewarding work that goes in to becoming a Relationship Counsellor. Feeling trapped in an unsatisfying existence? Wasting precious time doing things…

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Moving From Counselling Skills to Diploma Work

Guest blog post from Catherine Gordon, a current student on our Diploma in Relationship Counselling. Catherine will be blogging for us once every few months, giving us a valuable insight in to the demanding yet rewarding work that goes in to becoming a Relationship Counsellor. Moving from counselling skills to diploma work is a big…

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Should I become a relationship counsellor?

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Our upcoming Diploma in Relationship Counselling uniquely prepares qualified counsellors to work with both couple and individuals. Our Course Director, Prentice Smy, offers her thoughts on the five key questions people need to ask themselves before embarking on the training: Why would you want to train as a counsellor? This is a question many experienced…

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