Counselling, support and information for all relationships 

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Find Out More 

How much will it Cost 

How much will it Cost 

 
The cost of counselling is £65 per hour. We do have lower rates available to people on lower incomes. We can discuss the fee with you on registration. 
 
We always take payment at least 48 hours before your appointment is due to confirm your counselling session. 
 
You can pay by debit or credit card over the phone or in cash at our office on Mansfield Road. There is also a £15 one-off registration fee. 
 
It is worth checking to see if you have an employee assistance programme at your work as they may assist with the cost of counselling. 

 What will happen at my first Session?  

 What will happen at my first Session?  

 
At your initial consultation appointment you will meet one of our experienced counsellors who will help you decide if ongoing counselling is for you. 
 
The consultation is normally an hour but we always ask you to arrive 15 minutes early to complete a number of self assessment forms. These hep the counsellor understand more about your situation and help monitor and record your progress. 
 

What to Expect in Your First Counselling Session  

What to Expect in Your First Counselling Session  

 
Why you sought therapy. A particular issue probably led you to seek counselling. 
Your personal history and current situation.  
The therapist will ask you a series of questions about your life. 
Your current symptoms. 
Be open. 
Be prepared. 
Ask questions. 
Be open and honest about your feelings. 
 

How long will I have to wait? 

How long will I have to wait? 

 
We can usually offer you an initial assessment with 7 to 10 days. 
 
 

Ongoing Counselling 

Ongoing Counselling 

 
If you decide to continue with counselling you may not see the same counsellor you saw at your initial consultation. 
 
This will depend on your availability and which of the counsellors has appointments to suit you. Once your counsellor has been allocated you will see that same counsellor for as long as you wish to continue with the counselling. 
 

 I want to train to be a counsellor  

 I want to train to be a counsellor  

 
People come to counselling from many different backgrounds. Counselling is often a second or third career, and life experience is highly valued. 
 
To help you understand what being a counsellor is really like hear from some of our counsellors about what made them decide to start a career in counselling and what it’s like to work with clients. 

 How do I become a counsellor?  

 How do I become a counsellor?  

 
You will need to complete a certain level of training to work as a counsellor in Relate. What training you need will depend on your current qualifications and experience. 
 
We’ve outlined the process according to your situation below. To find out how to train as a counsellor 
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