Blog: Winning ways for Windsor

What does it take to get back to winning ways, or even get there for the first time? Wisdom finds out how the people at Relate MTB can help you.


Sometimes, you just need space, peace and, a helping hand to gently, help you back to winning ways.

Are you facing adversity?

© Relate 2017 – Couple counselling

Life and relationships can be such a struggle; like facing the force of a hurricane, or trying to walk up a “down” escalator going faster and faster.

  • If you’re with a partner, it can feel as if you’re being pulled apart, unable to make yourself heard above the thunder.
  • If you’re on your own, it can be hard to make sense of things in the cloud without any reference points, or points of certainty, being pushed around by the storms of life.

Sometimes, you just need space, peace and, a helping hand to gently, help you back to winning ways.

It doesn’t matter what you need help facing;

  • Adversity within your family
  • Crisis in your relationship with your partner
  • Problems in lovemaking with your partner
  • Hardship with mutual depression
  • Complications due to coping with cancer

However you got here the organisation Relate can help you; if you just need someone to talk to who will listen to you; someone who can help; someone who wont judge you; someone who can give you the skills to move on.

So, to help Windsorians young and old, I was very pleased to be able to support Relate MTB, who recently opened up a counselling suite in Windsor to provide just such help to people.

Need help? Want to help? More information below.

 

“Our counselling gives life-long relationship skills to people of all ages”

Fiona Greenfield & Cllr Wisdom Da Costa open Relate’s © venue in Windsor Sep 2017

Who you gonna call?

Relate recently opened a branch in Windsor where I met Fiona Greenfield, Relate MTB Centre Director, Trustee Rebecca Curley and Olivia Sell, of Apple Physiotherapy as well as some of their caring staff and trained Counsellors.

Fiona said, “Relate is an essential service for people to turn to when they have relationship problems.  It gives people a unique opportunity to talk through and express their feelings with a specialist person who is highly trained to support them.

“Our counselling gives life-long relationship skills to people of all ages, families, parents and children or stepchildren, grandparents and grandchildren, couples and individuals. Relate MTB counselling makes a huge difference to the lives of so many people but it is a confidential service that is rarely discussed publicly.”

“Relate is all about healthy relationships whether it be for individuals, couples or families.  Our counsellors deliver inclusive, high quality relationship counselling. This enables clients to work through any relationship problems in a safe, non-judgmental environment resulting in a positive outcome whether it be re-building a relationship or parting amicably.”

“Relate MTB also provides counselling to people dealing with depression through our IAPT service (Improving access to psychological therapies) as well as Macmillan patients who need psychological support when hospital care starts to falls away towards the end of their cancer treatment.”

 

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you can contact Relate discretely (your confidentiality is assured)

Need help? How to contact Relate

Relate’s Windsor location is based within Apple Physiotherapy treatment centre, Essex Lodge, 69 Osborne Road, Windsor, SL4 3EQ but, you can contact Relate discretely (your confidentiality is assured) as follows;

  • Via the Relate website at http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/contact/
  • By telephone – call 01628 625320
  • By letter to – Relate Mid Thames & Buckinghamshire, 2a Pebble Lane, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2JH

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I would like to help individuals, couples and families move on positively in their journey through life

Fiona Greenfield & Cllr Wisdom Da Costa at Relate © in Windsor 2017

Wisdom helping Relate

Relate are here to help people, young and old, negotiate their way through the ups and downs of life. Their trained counsellors do a fantastic job and I would like to help individuals, couples and families move on positively in their journey through life.

So, I am happy that my donation will help pay for rent and/or support those who would benefit from the service but don’t have the financial means to pay for the service.

 

How you can help Relate help your community

Volunteer your time for fundraising or administration – more at http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/support/volunteer/

Make a donation by phone or cheque – more at http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/support/donate/

Find out more at http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/

Follow Relate MTB on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/relatemtb/

Follow Relate MTB on Twitter at https://twitter.com/relateMTB 

Become a counsellor? More information from Relate at http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/about/work/ also, email Relate at enquiries@relate.mtb.co.uk

 

“It really is good to talk and to listen, I feel and felt every week that you save me”

What do Relate’s customers say about their experience of Relate?

© Relate 2017 – Gran & grandson counselling

While 73% of people who approached the local charity said Relate MTB counselling had eased their fears that their relationship would end, and 75% said they now felt confident about their relationship, a wide range of other issues were addressed and improved, including:

  • Mental health problems
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Violence and/or abuse
  • Problems with children
  • Money worries
  • Housing problems
© Relate 2017 – Mum & kids counselling

Here are some testimonials from Relate customers

  • Relate MTB have helped me to get back on an even playing field and without your help and support at a difficult time in my life I really don’t know how, where I would of ended up?! The thought of having someone to talk to openly about all my problems and issues have kept me from going under and I would like to thank you for that and all your help.
  • “A fantastic professional service. It really is good to talk and to listen, I feel and felt every week that you save me. Thank you …”
  • I have really benefited from the sessions and feel much more mentally resilient to cope with life challenges.
  • “We now communicate a lot better and speak to each other with respect and love.”
  • It has helped me come to terms and cope with my ex-husband’s behaviour and learn to be ok again.
  • “For me the counselling has played a significant part in not only saving my relationship but improving it in several areas so a massive THANK YOU!!!”

 

here’s what you can do

Emma Winter (Relate MTB Project Manager), Olivia Sell (Apple Physiotherapy Practice Secretary) and Fiona Greenfield (Relate MTB Centre Director) in the new Windsor Counselling Room within Apple Physiotherapy in Osborne Road, Windsor. © Relate 2017

So what next for you?

Young or old, male or female, single or couples, if you need help to get to “winning ways”, don’t hesitate to ask or, if you are moved to put something back into society or to help then, here’s what you can do to contact Relate MTB;

  • Via the Relate website at http://www.relatemtb.co.uk/contact/
  • By telephone – call 01628 625320
  • By letter to – Relate Mid Thames & Buckinghamshire, 2a Pebble Lane, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2JH

 

Wishing you good mental health, great communication skills and happy relationships

 

Accountably yours,

Wisdom

WWRA Councillor, Wisdom Da Costa, Clewer North, Windsor

 

Caveat

This post is part of Cllr Wisdom Da Costa’s regular series of Blogs to inform and empower local residents; as he promised in his election leaflet

The views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of the West Windsor Residents Association (WWRA).