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About us

Relate South Essex belongs to "Relate the relationship people" who are the largest provider of relationship counselling in the country.

Our service based in Southend and Basildon has been established over sixty years and our role is as important as ever as the number of families dealing with the pressures of everyday life continue to increase.

We offer individual, couple and family counselling, sex therapy, education and training and mediation services.  We would encourage our clients to attend "face to face" counselling, however we understand that this is not always possible. Therefore we can offer telephone counselling when needed.

Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our team are highly qualified and trained and all have additional specialist training in couples counselling. You can feel confident that your counselling experience will be of the highest calibre and all in strict confidence. For your additional reassurance all our team are regularly supervised and continue with on-going training and development to enhance their skills. All of the team have enhanced background checks to give you peace of mind.

Member organisations *


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

On your first meeting with our counsellor they will discuss with you what concerns you have and talk through what we are able to offer and what not.  If we are unable to assist you we will ensure that we share with you details of appropriate services. As we have very experienced counsellors we are able to deal with most issues and although there are a number of services that will offer short term support many do not deal with the underlying issues, that then manifest themselves in other issues.  As an organisation we are not keen to label our clients and we would rather talk face to face  with you and work through any issues you may have together.


Additional information

Please refer to our website

When we work

To book appointments and for queries we are open 9 till 5 Monday to Thursday and Friday till 1.00p.m.

29 Harcourt Avenue, Southend On Sea, Essex, SS2 6HT

4 Cherrydown West, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5AT

Type of session

In person