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.
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.
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.
Couple Therapy for Depression
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.
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, self-esteem, increase resilience and emotional intelligence.
By empowering young people to learn how to manage and regulate their emotions and experiences we obtain an overall improvement in mental wellbeing.
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 people, by increasing understanding of the quality of life and how our mindset can influence life experiences of those we work with, 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 anger.
We are a delivery partner for CALM, a part of the Bradford Children’s Trauma Therapy service. We work with Families where children have experienced one or more ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experience) and as a result the child is suffering trauma symptoms and family are experiencing difficulties. We support parents to understand the trauma and behaviour of the child/ren in order to recognise and support their children with their own trauma symptoms.
This service is jointly funded by the Department of Health and Bradford Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Referrals can be made to CALM via the service lead, Family Action. You can call them on: 01274 651652 and ask for a member of the Children’s Trauma Therapy Service or send an email to CTTS@family-action.org.uk.