The Relationship Helpline

The Relationship Helpline is here when you need someone to talk to about a relationship problem. Someone who isn’t involved, who won’t take sides and won’t get upset or angry by what you want to say. Someone who will really listen.

Our professional Helpline Counsellors are available Monday to Friday on freephone 0808 802 2088 during opening hours. The service is completely free of charge in Scotland and confidential. Your call won’t appear on any itemised phone bills.

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Call us now, in confidence, on 0808 802 2088 during opening hours or use the links below to learn more:

The Relationship Helpline opening hours

The Relationship Helpline operates on the following days and times, excluding public holidays, on freephone 0808 802 2088

  • Monday: 9am – 9pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 9pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 9pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 9pm
  • Friday: 9am – 4pm

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What issues do people call the Relationship Helpline for help with?

Helpline counsellors are available to deal with any relationship issue however, here are some problems we regularly help our callers with:

  • Relationship difficulties with their partner
  • Conflict between siblings or parent-child conflict
  • Relationship problems with family members or friends
  • Impact of relationships on mental health
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Separation or divorce
  • The impact of disability, caring responsibilities or chronic ill-health
  • Impact of Covid-19 fears, lockdown, stress and/or isolation on relationships.

Everyone feels overwhelmed with life at times and our important relationships – with our partner, family or friends – can suffer. Sometimes relationships are the source of our problems.  When you feel like this call The Relationship Helpline on 0808 802 2088 during opening hours.

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Do you offer counselling? How much does it cost?

Calls to the Relationship Helpline are free on 0808 802 2088 from landlines and mobiles. Callers who might benefit from more focused counselling and support can access it through the helpline and there is no charge for this service.


Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, The Relationship Helpline offers 200 hours per week of free counselling which is available to callers who need it. Learn more about accessing 6 sessions of free counselling from The Relationship Helpline.

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Calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within Scotland and do not appear on itemised bills.