Relate

Bradford

Helping people Relate since 1948!

About Us

Relate Bradford is a small, passionate and ambitious charity, in the heart of Bradford, providing a range of therapeutic counselling services, supporting young people, families, individuals and couples since 1948.

We provide people with the breathing space where they can feel heard, valued, respected, understood and more in control of their feelings and of their lives. In other words, to help people cope with the pain they are experiencing.

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Relate Bradford Team Dragon Boat

Our Vision

At Relate Bradford, we aim to develop and support healthy relationships. For instance, we deliver inclusive, high-quality counselling services that are relevant at every life stage. Therefore, helping heterosexual and same-sex couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better, by improving their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish.

20

trained staff

70+

Years of experience

4000+

People Helped yearly

Relationship counselling

Personal relationships bring up all sorts of challenges and sometimes these can become problems. Many people attend for relationship support on their own, so you don’t have to be in a couple relationship. For instance, if you are in a relationship, you can attend individually or as a couple.

We help people who have come across issues in their personal relationships and want help to sort things out such as arguing, an affair, loss of interest in sex, taking each other for granted, problems communicating with each other and finding time for one for another or the impact of life events.

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Family And Young People's Counselling

Family counselling can help adult family members with reducing conflict and improving communication, when siblings aren’t getting on, or when parents and children are going through a divorce or separation. Because forming a new family is a challenge it’s at this point that many parents contact Relate for some support to help everyone settle.

All families are unique and have unique problems and our professional counsellors are specially trained to work with families to help resolve difficulties and problems.

sex therapy

All couples go through phases where they don’t have the time or energy for regular sex. It’s natural to want better sex and sometimes there are specific psychological or medical reasons for your difficulties.

Therefore, sex therapy can help you if you’re experiencing difficulties in your love life and can help improve physical intimacy. We can help where people are having problems with their sex life due to physical or emotional reasons. Our sex therapists see lots of people with sexual difficulties such as loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, etc.

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Couple Therapy for Depression (IAPT)

People experiencing symptoms of depression often find their relationships become affected because of it. In addition, sometimes problems with our relationships can lead to one or other partner becoming depressed or anxious.

Depression can affect people in lots of different ways and we are focusing on increasing the stability of family life, improve communication, increase levels of couple intimacy, raise self-awareness and offering support with managing symptoms of depression.

Counselling support for people who are carers

Counselling services for Carers to help manage the emotional impact of caring. Our ‘Caring and Sharing’ service is well established in providing counselling services to partners and family members of people who live with dementia, are frail, have mental health issues or physical disabilities. 

Above all, Relate Bradford’s counselling services aims to help them come to terms with changes in their relationships and to enable them to better self care, through awareness and consideration of their own health and well being, as well as that of the cared for person.

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Reaching with Relate

Working with primary and secondary schools in the City of Bradford. The project is delivering psycho-education focusing on healthy relationships and is helping to raise levels of confidence and self-esteem and increase emotional intelligence. 

By empowering young people to learn how to manage and regulate their emotions and experiences we obtain an overall improvement in mental well being.

Organisational 'relationship based' training

We help professionals better understand the impact talking therapy can have and how they can be more effective in using communication skills in engaging clients/customers, by increasing understanding of the quality of life and how our mindset can influence life experiences of customers as well as ourselves.

Relate Bradford can also help people and organisations to build knowledge of the links between poverty and mental (and physical) ill health, understanding the effects and importance of helping people improve their self-esteem and confidence and how we work with angry clients.

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Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions delivers to many schools across the three Clinical Commissioning Groups at half termly meetings covering topics such as anxiety, self-harm and the mental health effects of bullying. We also organise extra training for the schools appointment MHC to equip them to support pupils within school with mental and emotional difficulties.

I came into Relate in a low mood, unhappy. I now leave feeling confident of future experiences and grateful for the help that has been offered by the staff of this organisation.”

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