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Relationship Support for employees of Dorset Council Children's Services

Supporting staff and their relationships

Dorset Council logoTavistock Relationships is offering free relationship support to employees of Dorset Council Children's Services concerned about stress on their relationship, and other anxieties such as health, money, loneliness, feeling low or being overwhelmed.

Funded by Dorset Council, the programme offers up to 5 online sessions with a trained relationship practitioner.

What is our approach?

Our approach focusses on strengths in your relationships at times when you may feel strained or under pressure. We help couples to recover or hold onto their resilience during the ups and downs brought about by challenges, changes and uncertainty.

Our aim is to provide couples with the thinking space they need to be able to face the issues of living and working in demanding times, understand the stresses they are experiencing and mobilise their resources. Although the support provides up to five sessions, the benefits may be long-term.

What is involved?

Once an appointment has been made, the couple will meet online with a therapist for an session lasting 50 minutes. Couples attending this service are offered up to five sessions with a therapist to explore how their current situation is affecting them and their relationship.

Are the online sessions confidential?

All sessions are confidential. The aim is to provide a safe space where you can work on resolving challenges you may be facing.

When can sessions take place?

We offer early morning, daytime, evening or weekend sessions. They take place online via webcam.

How do I register for this service?

Employees can register for this service using the self referral form below.  Alternatively you can speak to a member of the team by calling 0207 380 1960.

You can find our more about other support available to Dorset employees via the Dorset Council Intranet

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