There comes a point in the downward spiral that marriages can sometimes take when we need external help to sort through the pain and difficulties. Asking for the help of marriage counsellor is a responsible positive step - not a sign of defeat!
Each of the organisations below provides a counselling support. In addition Marriage Care offers a National Telephone helpline. Follow the links below to find your local branch of each organisation and contact details.
Samaritans - help in a crisis
The Samaritans are there for people in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - always available to offer confidential, non-judgemental, emotional support.
Choosing "Talking Therapies"
This booklet is for anyone who is depressed or unhappy, or who has emotional problems they cannot sort out on their own. It tells you about the psychological help – or talking therapies – that are available for adults on the National Health Service (NHS). It explains what talking therapies are and what they aim to do. It will help you ask the right questions and to make the right choices for yourself.
FPC Directory of Counsellors
The FPC is the professional body for the
Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Group Psychotherapists who have graduated from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation
The Couple's Workstation
Your own personal online relationship coach - available to help 24/7, 365 days a year - it couldn't be simpler!
Christian Counselling by e-mail
Restoration Christian Counselling offer counselling by Christians to Christians and others on line. Restoration relies on voluntary contributions and donations to offer counselling free of charge.
Counselling by e-mail
A professional e-mail counseling service from accredited counselors at a reasonable price. Connections Counselling use e-mail to counsel people around the world and help them find options for change and solutions to problems.
Telephone counselling from Connections Counselling
For a variety of reasons, not everyone is willing or able to have face-to-face counselling. Telephone counselling is available from one of Connections Counselling accredited counsellors (available in the UK only).
Couple Counselling (Scotland)
Couple Counselling Scotland (formerly Marriage Counselling Scotland) is a Scottish charity. There are 14 affiliated Couple Counselling Services across Scotland. Counselling also takes place in Shetland where the local service is an Associate Member of CCS.