Welcome to Relate Mid Thames & Buckinghamshire

“A fantastic professional service. It really is good to talk and to listen. I feel and felt every week that you saved me. Thank you.” (Relate MTB client feedback 2018)

We help all sorts of people in all sorts of situations. We can help you whether you’re in a new relationship, in a long-term relationship, or not currently in a relationship at all. We help with large relationship threatening problems to issues that just make things a little less than perfect. 

You don’t have to be at crisis point to come to Relate. Instead think of it as a relationship MOT and thus prevent a crisis.

Our counsellors will always give you the respect you deserve and are great at helping you find the best way forward.

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Our vision is a future in which healthy relationships are actively promoted as the heart of a thriving society.

Our mission

To develop and support healthy relationships by:

  • Helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better
  • Delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life
  • Helping both the public and policymakers to improve their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish.

Our values

We need to guarantee our future by setting a clear ambition, and working together to deliver against that ambition. These are the values we work towards on a daily basis.

Relationships

For the beauty, joy and learning they can bring to all. We value the personal courage needed to forge and sustain lasting relationships. We value the quality of relationships and we are non judgemental – supporting people to build healthy relationships, whatever the circumstances.

People

People are at the heart of everything we do. We create and deliver services around clients and potential clients’ needs. We value our people (volunteers, staff and supporters).

Inclusion

We work to reach out, and to extend our services and transcend barriers that people may face. We do this to ensure that people who might need or want our services can access them. We actively promote equal opportunities and diversity in all that we do.

Partnership

Together we are stronger, more effective and can make a bigger difference. We seek to influence and collaborate with others to achieve our vision.

Learning

We seek to reflect, review, research and evaluate practice to continuously learn and improve understanding about relationship support.

Relate Mid Thames and Buckinghamshire (MTB) counselling/psychotherapy services are BACP accredited (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) no: 108426 and we abide by the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’. We have been awarded the PACE standard eQuality charter mark supporting LGBTQ+ relationships.

We can help you, your partner and family with breakups, arguments, affairs, sexual problems, domestic violence and abuse, post-divorce and separation parenting, step-families, retirement, new baby… anything that has an effect on your relationships.

For further information please see our frequently asked questions page.