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Marriage Care are the largest faith-based relationship support-specialists in the UK and was founded in the Diocese of Westminster in August 1946 in response to the significant breakdown in marriages following the war. 75 years on the need to support, counsel and accomany couples remains at the forefront of their service to the local Church and wider society across the dioceses of England and Wales.

They provide nearly 6,000 relationship counselling sessions each year from 100 locations. All their centres and services are run by volunteers, and this means that they can provide counselling sessions on a donation basis, ensuring everyone can access their support.

Marriage Care are offering a two-year Certificate in Relationship Counselling course starting in Spring 2022, with a mix of face to face and online training weekends. This is financially supported by the Diocese of Westminster Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal Fund and the voluntary commitment of Marriage Care’s training team and Centre members. There is no charge to trainees for the course itself, however if selected there is a non-refundable deposit of £150 to secure a place.

Details on how to apply, or obtain further information are below.