Relationship Support

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All sorts of people experience difficulties in their relationships. Retirement, redundancy, personal loss, infertility, parenting, children and step-children, sexual difficulties and communication issues are just some of the challenges that can affect relationships for better or worse.

Sometimes issues can be resolved within the relationship, and other times, it can feel more difficult to find a way forward. We are here to help you understand what may be affecting your relationship, so you can decide if you want to make changes.

Whether you are young or old, straight or gay, currently single or in a relationship, we can help you individually, as a couple, or both. If you choose to seek counselling as an individual seeking relationship support, please visit our Individual Counselling page.

How much does it cost?

Counselling takes place on a 60 minute session per week basis for as long as the couple and the counsellor together think is beneficial.

It costs £60 for our Service to provide a couples counselling session. We ask for a donation for each session which takes into consideration your financial circumstances and what is affordable to you. The amount will be discussed and agreed when counselling commences. Payment can be made either through PayPal or by bank transfer (please see below for further details).

We rely on the donations we receive from clients to cover our running costs of providing a high quality, professional service.  We try to raise funds by applying for grants, but we have no direct regular source of funding from outside agencies.

Our counsellors give their time on a voluntary basis, and we are also fortunate to have volunteers who undertake clerical and administrative tasks.

Our latest response to Covid-19:

As we transition back to our offices, some of our ongoing sessions are taking place in-person and others are taking place via Zoom or telephone. Please do let us know your preferences when you apply. Please note that we may be unable to accommodate your first preference at this time.

How do I apply for Couples Counselling?

The forms you need to complete to apply for couples counselling are now available online.  Please click on the link to complete them, please note that the form requires information for each partner.

Couples Client Information Form

We will get a notification once the form has been completed, we will then be in touch to arrange your counselling. (If for any reason it seems at this stage that couples counselling may not be appropriate, we will contact you to discuss your application.)

If you would like further information before applying for counselling please complete a contact form here: Contact Us

How to pay for your sessions

There are two methods of payment available, PayPal and bank transfer.  If you do have a PayPal account, we would appreciate it you could pay using this method otherwise bank transfer is fine. For further details on payment please click here –  Online Payment Guide for Clients

If you are unable to make payment in this way please discuss this with your counsellor.

After your application

We carefully select a counsellor to support you who

  • Is trained to listen and understand
  • Will meet you once each week for a 60 minute session
  • Will help you find your own answers


Usually all sessions take place at Basingstoke Counselling Service, Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AN.  Due to COVID-19 we are adhering to the Government guidelines. During this time we will be offering counselling sessions by phone or via Zoom.  Zoom is a secure video platform available on smartphone, tablet or laptop.


Leaflet Couples Counselling


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