Bank Workers

Bank Workers

“Not only do relationships give our lives meaning, good quality relationships are a crucial protective factor which can prevent us from long term ill health.”  

However, poor quality relationships are worse for our health than none. Factors such as long working hours, financial problems and transitional events such as having a baby or moving home can put additional stresses on our relationships.

Even the most loving relationships will experience stress from time to time. But by investing in regular relationship maintenance, we can improve our wellbeing.

Relationship counselling is an effective form of relationship maintenance, particularly where there is ongoing relationship distress for a period of time.

Current or former employees of UK Banks and their loved ones are eligible for up to 6 sessions of counselling with a Relate NI professional, fully funded by The Bank Workers Charity.

Types of counselling available fully funded include;

To avail of this service, current or former employees with any UK Bank should contact the Bank Workers Charity using this form, and or by calling 0800 0234 834.

Following this, The Bank Workers Charity will then make your referral to Relate NI, allowing you and/or your loved ones to avail of 6 fully funded counselling sessions with one of our expert counsellors. Our team at Relate NI will then contact you within 2 working days to arrange your first session.

Applications can be made to The Bank Workers Charity for additional sessions, where the counsellor and client agree more sessions are needed. 

 

What issues does Relate NI help with?

Some common reasons people seek support include:

  •         Couple relationships and their effects on children
  •         Working away causing tensions/making it hard to find or hold down a relationship
  •         Loneliness or loss related to relationships ending
  •         Covid-19 related tensions, loneliness, anxiety and grief
  •         affairs and trust issues
  •         Physical and or psychological issues with intimacy
  •         Family separation, step family relationships, new families
  •         Bullying, harassment, self-harm, school pressures impacting children and young people
  •         Other issues such as money worries, parenting, addictions causing rows and arguments

What people say about our services

“Counselling took us from a bad place to a good one and would return if needed.”

“The experience has helped me move on with my life and I feel in a much better place.”

“Relate NI has been vital in restoring our relationship.”

“The space to talk freely without judgement has helped a lot.”

Over 90% of people who access our services believe that it has improved their wellbeing. 70% of respondents to our annual survey last year said they wished they had attended Relate NI sooner. 

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“How Relate NI helps people”

“I found the Relationship MOT an excellent method of focusing on we work as a couple and just as importantly, where we need to work. It was professional, insightful and well worth the time. It has reminded us of how much we have to be proud of in our relationship and why it is so important to occasionally review it with experts.”Service Attended Relationship MOT
“I would definitely recommend using the Relationship MOT service as a bit of a check in with your partner. I thought how the counsellor was able to steer the conversation was very insightful and nuanced. The MOT reminded us about why we are great together but also the importance of communication and respect.” “Our counsellor provided an outside perspective which immediately helped us to agree that we needed to stop and think with more kindness and empathy for each other especially when stressed or pissed off. We both felt that our counsellor’s excellent and gentle facilitation was quite invigorating. So many positives!”Service Attended Relationship MOT 2
Very Interesting Content. I like the concept of preparing your relationship before you have problemsService Attended Sustaining Healthy Relationships – Surestart 4
The face to face programme has made me feel connected with others experiencing similar thingsService Attended Sustaining Healthy Relationships – Surestart 3
The workshops made me more confident to balance family life after the baby's arrivalService Attended Sustaining Healthy Relationships – Surestart 2
I now have a better understanding of myself, it is good to know that it is normal to have argumentsService Attended Sustaining Healthy Relationships – Surestart 1
I felt the weekly questionnaire, couples with the counsellor's understanding of my needs help contribute to my own understanding of my mental health and needs throughout.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Individuals
I loved every session. Our counsellor listened to what we had to say and gave us helpful wee homework - would recommend this service to everybodyService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Couples
Our counsellor was a fantastic support - we now feel strong enough to continue working on our relationship togetherService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Couples
I had a very good counsellor that helped me through a lot and it has made me come out the other side.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Individuals
Counselling took us from a bad place to a good one and I would return if neededService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Couples
Been a lifeline to help us fall in love again - forever grateful!Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Couples
I would just like to say that when I first came for counselling I felt that I was drowning.  I have completed my sessions and I now feel that I can cope a lot better with everything.  Thank you for a brilliant service.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Individuals
Thank you Relate NI for a good nights sleep.Service Attended Relate NI Kids Counselling
Really enjoyed Relate NI and I'm actually going to miss counselling.  I Found it helpful to find myself again. Very fair and equal within our relationship.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Couples
I appreciated the straightforward, helpful and informed observations about situations. It really helped me cope during Christmas which is a difficult time for usService Attended Family Counselling
The counsellor was very pleasant to meet with.  They had the necessary skills to speak and listen when appropriate.  I liked their humour and good personality.Service Attended Family Counselling
Relate NI has helped me move on as well as understand myself and situation more.  My counsellor listened to me, facilitated me and was compassionate!Service Attended Relate NI Teen Counselling
I felt the weekly questionnaire, coupled with counsellor's understanding of my needs helped contribute to my own understanding of my mental health and needs throughoutService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Individuals
We had four funded sessions and cannot express how grateful we are for the help, guidance and knowledge. Our counsellor was incredibly professional, and her experience and obvious passion for helping couples like us was exceptional. She helped us to understand ourselves and each other like we otherwise never would have been able to.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Couples
I have tried counselling many times in the past. This time actually made a difference. I was able to complete online sessions as well as some face to face.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Individuals

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