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RELATE in North Devon is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative counselling service. Relate is aware that some clients have difficulty getting from rural parts to our Centre in Barnstaple. Our new telephone counselling service will benefit clients who are housebound due to disabilities, child or carer issues or transportation problems. Pilot projects have proved popular, and the scheme is being rolled out in North Devon. The service is done by phone rather than face-to-face. And Counsellors have undertaken specialist training to detect nuances of speech and tone rather than body language. Says development officer Veronica Beckett, “ We want our counselling services to be available to everyone. We are pleased that in this way we can serve the more remote areas of north Devon. “We hope that this will provide a popular and much-needed service.”  For further information and to book an appointment please phone RELATE NORTH DEVON on 0300 7729681.

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Thank you Okehampton United Charity

Relate in Okehampton would like to thank the Trustees of the Okehampton United Charity for their generous financial contribution in helping us to continue to run this local counselling service. The service, which is run from the Ockment Centre in Okehampton, is hoping to expand the hours offered to people later this year, giving couples and individuals a greater choice of times when a Relate counsellor will be available. The grant enables Relate to offer help to those who cannot afford the full cost of the counselling. It will help Okehampton people to access the service locally or in one of our other centres if preferred. There is currently no waiting list in OKEHAMPTON. This is the first time that such a grant has been made to us and we are thrilled!

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