Getting counselling to help you during divorce or separation

Sometimes you might need to seek some counselling after a divorce or separation to help you work through your feelings, and there is no shame in this. No two people will cope with the same situation in the same way. While one person might be able to move on really quickly and throw themselves into a new relationship, for another it can take more time - even years before they feel ready to move on. It isn’t healthy to live in the past but sometimes we might need a bit of extra help to encourage us to move on and let the past be the past.  

We are always here to support you through difficult times so if you feel in need of a bit of extra support while going through divorce or separation or other family problems don’t hesitate to contact us.  We offer a live online chat, helpline and email service and all our details can be found below. You can talk things through with a trained support worker who is there to listen, advise and support you.  

Relationship counselling from
Marriage Care

We work in partnership with an organisation called Marriage Care who offer a dedicated relationship counselling to anyone who is going through a divorce or separation and can help to get relationships back on track.  This is what Marriage Care say about their service:

“Marriage Care counselling is for anyone who feels they could benefit from dedicated, professional support. No matter what stage you're at - whether you're just starting out or you've been together for years, whether you're thinking of walking away from one relationship or entering into another - we can help.

We believe professional relationship support should be more widely available and consequently, we don't charge a set fee for our work. However, we do ask clients for a contribution to support our services where they can.”

Finding your own counsellor

If you feel that this might be helpful, do get in contact with them or speak to your GP to see what support they can offer you.  If you would prefer to seek your own therapist you can always look at the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) website where you will be able to search for a therapist in your area.  Obviously this will be a private arrangement that you will have to pay for.

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How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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