About Us

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Relate London South East (Incorporating Merton and Sutton) is a local charity that provides relationship counselling for couples, individuals, families, children and young people and is a member of the Relate Federation. Relate has been providing relationship counselling for over 60 years and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality, specialist relationship counselling. Our experienced counsellor’s talk to clients about the issues they are facing and provide ways of communicating and building better relationships.

Our services include:

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Relate’s Vision and Mission

Relate’s vision is a future where healthy relationships form the heart of a thriving society.

Relate’s mission is to develop and support healthy relationships by:
• helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better
• delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life
• helping both the public and policymakers improve their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish.

Statement of purpose:

“Relate’s purpose is to help people make those personal changes which enable them to engage in committed and loving relationships for the benefit of themselves, their family and society.”

Relate’s key messages for 2013

• Relate champions the importance of strong and healthy relationships as the basis of a thriving society.
• Personal and social relationships are important in our everyday lives and are central to our wellbeing.*
• Relationships are under increasing pressure – breakdown costs the UK economy £44 billion each year.**
• Over a million people every year access information, support and counselling from Relate but it’s clear many more would benefit from our services.

*ONS: Measuring National Well-being – Our Relationships, 2012.
**Relationships Foundation’s Cost of Relationship Breakdown Index, 2012. The Index takes into account five key areas of public policy: tax and benefits, housing, health and social care, civil & criminal justice and education & young people not in education, employment or training.

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Relate London South East (Incorporating Merton and Sutton) is working closely with eQuality to improve the services we offer to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans clients.