The Centre for Relational Care offers counselling sessions to the local community in the south Warwickshire area, whether that be individual or couple therapy.

In addition, CRC offers couple therapy to a much wider catchment area in the form of residential 24 hour or 3 day care for couples who want to enhance their marriage relationship or are experiencing difficulty in it.

If you wish to enrol on either of our couples courses or require further information then please email Heather Howell using the contact form.

24 Hour Care For Marriage

A time that is unique, personal and individually arranged for each couple.

3 Day Care For Marriage

Time will be given to understanding our own and each other’s needs with a special focus on how needs were met or unmet in childhood.  Emphasis will be given to the importance of comforting hurt and responding to emotions expressed.

What to expect

You will arrive at midday for lunch and have an afternoon led by the facilitator, who will have counselling training and experience and access to supervision guidance and support.

In the evening you will go out for a meal in a local restaurant. Guidelines for possible conversation during the evening will have been given.

After breakfast on the following morning your time will be spent with the facilitator to offer you further guidance and support.  Your time will end at around midday with lunch.

What to expect

What Will Be Covered

Where are we now? – the journey so far
What do we really need? – giving and receiving relationally
The emotional cup – the symptoms and causes of emotional overspills
Healing hurts – experiencing confession, forgivness and comfort
Four ingredients for marital closeness – caring, sharing, giving and love
The family tree – leaving behind issues from childhood
Breaking free from unhealthy thinking – new ways to express our care
Intimacy – a way of life, spiritual, physical and friendship oneness

What Will Be Covered

Walking through the stages of marital intimacy
Understanding the pain and potential of intimacy needs
Healing marital hurt
Responding to emotion
Genogram
Freedom from fear
Unhealthy thinking patterns
Establishing a vision for marriage
There will be given to understanding our own and each others needs with a special focus on how needs were met or unmet in childhood. Emphasis will be given to the importance of comforting hurt and responding to emotions expressed.

Location and Cost

The venue we use for our 24 Hour Care for Marriage is situated in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Leamington Spa, within easy access reach of the shops and facilities of this bustling town.

£275 per couple includes overnight accommodation, lunch on both days, facilitator time and a voucher for evening meal in a local restaurant.

Couples wishing to arrive prior to the first day pay an additional £50.

A deposit a £100 is required at the time of booking, with the remainder to be paid seven days prior to the event.

*prices are correct at time of printing but may be subject to change
Location and Cost

The venue we use for our 3 day Care for Marriage is situated in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Leamington Spa, within easy access reach of the shops and facilities of this bustling town.

£450 per couple inclusive of all meals and materials and two nights bed and breakfast.

Couples wishing to arrive on the evening prior to the first morning day pay an additional £50.

A deposit a £100 is required at the time of booking, with the remainder to be paid seven days prior to the event.

*prices are correct at time of printing but may be subject to change

A Personal Testimony

The 3 day Care for marriage has to be one of the most significant events we have experienced together as a married couple. It was challenging and yet deeply rewarding, as it helped us grow our relationship to richer depths and higher heights.

We really appreciated the why in which the whole process was managed with sensitivity, spirituality, warmth and professionalism. The leadership couples helped us to feel very safe and we felt we could talk about our relationship with honesty and vulnerability.

The venue was so tranquil and beautiful and helped us to feel relaxed and pampered.  The food was also a delight, with special attention given to our unique dietary needs.

In many ways it was like climbing a mountain, moments of hard work, new perspectives on our relationship, spaces to pause and rest a while, the creation of special memories and overall a great sense of achievement.  Thank you!