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Relate September peak in calls

Relate is anticipating a peak in calls this September from couples whose relationships have reached crisis point over the summer. Last year, there was a 10% increase in the area compared to the average month and they are expecting a similar surge this year. Relate counsellors are urging anyone experiencing relationship issues to seek support before heading to the divorce lawyers, who are also inundated at this time of year.  The most common reason people come to Relate is because of poor communication and this is something counselling can really help with.  According to the latest data, 91% of Relate’s relationship counselling clients said that their communication was “a bit better” or “much better” after attending relationship counselling and 84% felt able to cope with any difficulties they might face in the future. Relate counsellor Dee Holmes, said: “If you’re already having problems in your relationship then the pressure of juggling work, keeping the kids entertained and spending concentrated time with your partner over the summer can tip things over the edge. Tempers can get frayed and by the time schools re-open, some relationships are in a pretty bad state.”  Relate’s research has found there are 1 in 5 people…

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Young People’s Counselling – Thanks to Tesco Customers

We have been fortunate to receive a funding boost from Tesco customers in Exeter for our specialist counsellors to offer counselling to Young people. This a self referral service.Children and Young People are facing multiple choices every day and are assaulted by messages from social media and the web. Young People’s counsellors report that the most frequent issues they encounter in the counselling room are – family breakup, step parenting and siblings, bullying,social media pressures, exams, school phobia and truancy. This is a golden opportunity to access our service for Young People as we have some funding to help with our costs. The blue community token scheme in Tesco has been a great help for us to offer our service more widely. We are currently one of the charities to chose in- store in Exmouth so – please help us to provide even more counselling for Y.P. by supporting us in Tesco store in Exmouth until the end of August. If you are a Young Person or know of someone who could benefit from counselling, please contact us on 03007729681 or reception.exeter@relate.org.

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      Relate’s guide to avoiding bust – ups over the festive season It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas is coming.The  high streets are getting busy with festive shoppers and across Devon people are dusting off the decorations. But for some, Christmas is an extremely stressful and emotional period and a time that families have come to dread. This Christmas, Relate in Devon is asking people across the county to put a ‘Harmonious Christmas’ at the top of their Christmas wish list. And to help, Relate’s counsellors have put together the following tips to help families keep the peace this festive season: For a lot of people this Christmas, money will be tight, so try not to succumb to the pressure and spend more than you can afford.Getting into a mountain of debt is not a good way to start the New Year. Who goes where and when can be a huge issue for parents who have split up and for step families, especially if you are at loggerheads. As hard as it is, try and keep as calm as possible and keep your children’s best interests at heart. Turn the telly off. It’s easy to ‘veg…

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