RELATE EXETER AND DISTRICT,NORTH DEVON, TAUNTON and WEST SOMERSET have gone into the movie business – launching a film about the process of relationship counselling.
Manager Brett Parker says, ” People look on our website for information about our services and then phone for an appointment. We appreciate that this can be daunting for some potential clients because they have no idea what to expect.”
“This film shows a step-by-step guide to using our services. We hope it will reduce the anxiety that some couples and individuals might feel before they come for their first appointment.”
Shot in Exeter and using Relate personnel, the film shows a couple arguing and feeling that they are growing apart. The couple, helped by a friend, decide to try Relate services to help them to communicate without anger and blame.
Brett goes on to say that it was important to the organization that the film was made entirely from the clients’ perspective.
“Helping couples with their communication or mis-communication patterns is often the key to our Relate work. Sometimes only an objective person can point out what is happening.”
The film, which runs for just six minutes, goes on to show the practicalities of making an appointment and a glimpse into the first session with a qualified counsellor.
It is available through the Relate website www.relate-ed.org.uk, will also be on Relate Exeter and District’s facebook page.
*If you want to find out more about Relate services, or to make an appointment with a counsellor, please phone 0300 7729681