Yesterday night took an intimate look at two couples and a single man as they underwent relationship counselling in a bid to help them resolve their problems.
The documentary was set to the voices of Ian and Mandy – a couple in their thirties experiencing turbulence in their relationship, Dave – a single man who has difficulty forming relationships and Susan and Iain – a couple in their fifties who have children together.
Throughout the one hour programme viewers were able to hear extremely personal thoughts and accounts in an attempt from Relate to give a realistic picture of the counselling process and how it can be of benefit.
According to a BBC News article, 156,000 individuals accessed Relate’s services in 2009/10, with the busiest periods falling on Christmas/New Year and September around the time that children return to school.
Relate figures show that 71 per cent of their clients are seeking relationship counselling, though family counselling is a growing area with 7 per cent of clients now wanting help for their entire family unit.
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For further information about Relate and their services please visit their website at www.relate.org.uk.