Successful opening of new counselling centre in Brighouse

Brighouse has now opened a new counselling centre to help people address and overcome issues in their relationships and marriages. The centre, run by Relate Cross Pennine, has arrived when people and their relationships are under the most strain due to Covid-19 and the economy. The new centre will host face-to-face relationship counselling, sex therapy, children and young people's counselling, family counselling, telephone and virtual counselling.


Caption: The Mayor officially opening the counselling rooms


On Friday 11th April, a launch event took place where staff and trustees showed the public around the new centre and talked about the difference it will make. The Mayor of Bighouse, local councillors and other community leaders attended and learnt more about the charities’ work.


Aidan Jones, Chief Executive of Relate National said “I was delighted to be able to attend the opening of Relate Cross Pennine’s new counselling centre in Brighouse last Friday. As we emerge from the pandemic, the need for our services is greater than ever and I have no doubt that the centre is Brighouse is extremely well placed to provide valuable support to people in the local area. My thanks to the staff and trustees of Relate Cross Pennine team for this excellent initiative.”


Ken Sanderson, the CEO of Relate Cross Pennine, said “It is a proud moment for everyone here at Relate Cross Pennine. This new centre in Brighouse will help local people who need help strengthening their family or personal relationships. We know the pressures everyone has been under during lockdowns over the past two years. Everyone here, is dedicated to delivering the very best services we can, to help anyone in need.”


Relate Cross Pennine is a charity providing relationship support across West Yorkshire and

Lancashire. They serve Keighley, Huddersfield, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Preston,

Blackburn, Burnley and their surrounding areas.



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