Relate Avon

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Bristol BS6 & Bath BA1
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About us

Relate Avon is an independent local charity but part of the Relate national federation, the UK’s largest provider of relationship support. We've delivered counselling for over 80 years, now from our centres in Bristol and Bath, and also online to people in the wider area.

We are relationship specialists. Our counsellors all have special training and many have worked with us for years. They are all supervised by one of our highly experienced supervisors. We offer appointments at lots of different times to suit you. You can come on your own, with a partner or with other others - and you don't need a GP referral.  If for whatever reason you don’t get on with your counsellor then we will find you a different one.

We offer the following services:
• Relationship counselling
• Family counselling
• Psychosexual therapy
• Education and training

Training, qualifications & experience

We take our training very seriously and are proud that Relate is a national trainer of relationship counsellors. We have a dedicated team of over 20 counsellors, all have received special training in relationship counselling and many have expertise in related specialisms like sex therapy or family counselling. Many have first degrees, masters degrees or other post-graduate qualifications, and many have worked with us for many years. 

The training doesn’t stop. All our counsellors undertake annual mandatory training as well as a minimum of 30 hours a year of ongoing professional development to ensure they’re prepared to offer the highest standard of help. 

Because Relate is a training provider, your practitioner may be a student or a qualified practitioner who is now undertaking training in a different discipline. An example of this may be a qualified relationship practitioner who is now training in sex therapy. 

All our counsellors have been assessed as competent to work with their clients on a wide range of issues. 

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Couples counselling

Couples therapy

Marriage counselling

Marriage guidance

Relationship counselling

Relationship therapy

Sex therapy

Psychosexual therapy

Family therapy

Family counselling



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£68.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Fees vary according to income and are set in discussion with us. As a charity, we don’t make a profit but we do need to cover our costs. We also aim to support everyone whatever their financial circumstances. 

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

We offer appointments (both face-to-face and online) at lots of different times during the week to suit you. 

Further information

Our counselling is online or from one of our centres:

133 Cheltenham Rd
0117 9428444

21 Milsom St
Bath BA1 1DE
01225 465596

Relate, 133 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6 5RR

Relate Avon, 21 Milsom Street, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1 1DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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