Latest News, May 2019 What is it like to be a Relate counsellor? This month we invited a group of people who have asked just that to a taster evening to meet our RelateMTB team. A mix of our supervisors, experienced counsellors and trainees at varying stages met with a dozen people who have contacted… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Relationships
How important is celebrating Valentine’s Day to you? Is it all red roses or just a thorny issue in your relationship? Relate MTB relationship experts say that our expectations for romantic occasions – such as Valentine’s Day or anniversaries – are actually shaped in our childhood years by the actions of the adults around us…. Read more »
We’re feeling inspired by the great Billie Jean King who talked about the benefits of Couples Therapy on Desert Island Discs (listen on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b9vgdj) Billie Jean is a role model in so many ways as winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, 20 Wimbledon titles and for equal rights for women. Did you… Read more »
iPM Listen in pop-out player A relationship therapist gives her advice for struggling couples. iPM@bbc.co.uk. Barbara Honey, Relate counsellor discusses a previous iPM broadcast with Eddie Mair, when a couple spoke about the impact of an affair.
Relate counsellors at Mid Thames and Bucks are preparing themselves for an anticipated spike in calls this September in the immediate post-holiday period in line with national trends. Relate saw a nine per cent increase in calls last year and is ready for a similar onslaught this. Relate wants couples to be aware that as… Read more »
Be realistic and understand that you can’t please everyone all of the time. Rushing around trying to fit in multiple visits on Christmas Day is likely to mean you feel stressed and don’t enjoy it. If you come from a blended family, bear in mind that asking a child to ‘choose’ who to spend the… Read more »