Big thanks to our Counsellor Pamela for a great interview on BBC Radio Berkshire yesterday (30/03/20), speaking to Bill Buckley about relationships and how to cope in the current situation.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p087fr92 The interview takes places 2 hrs 36 minutes into the mid-morning programme and lasts for approximately 10 minutes.
Listen to Pamela’s reassuring words on how to get through this time in isolation as a couple and a family.
Pamela was asked if it’s OK for couples to be ‘bumbling along’ during this period and she answered “bumbling along is not a bad way to approach this. Being flexible, being kind and not to allow things to get on top of you could be a way through this”.
Pamela talked about “Being stuck in the house together – try to give each other space, you don’t have to be in the same room together all of the time”.
During the interview Pamela draws out some of the positives from this situation and shares with the listeners “This time could give couples and families the opportunity to re-discover one another as there’s real potential here for relationships to be expanded not diminished”.
Pamela shared that our counsellors have upskilled and are offering counselling sessions via web cam “we are working with couples whose relationships are already under strain, Relate MTB are open and ready for new clients”.
Relate MTB are offering web-counselling during the Covid-19 restrictions, continuing to provide counselling sessions to couples, families & individuals using a secure & confidential, easy to use online platform, so do not hesitate to get in touch through the contact page on our website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Our counsellors will also be sharing advice to help your relationships through these stressful times so please share this post to reach out to our community: http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/