CABA is the charity that supports the wellbeing of the chartered accountant community.  They provide support to ACA students, past and present ICAEW members and their close families to empower them to look after their wellbeing. They support thousands of individuals in the UK and across the globe.

CABA are working in partnership with Relate to provide access to free relationship support and counselling.

What can Relate help with?

We realise that life can be complicated and dealing with life’s pressures can be hard on you and those closest to you. Through Relate’s professional counselling service the CABA community and their close families are being offered additional support to explore complex or difficult issues in a safe and confidential environment.

What’s on offer?

Relationship Counselling

Whether you’re facing difficulties in your relationship or you’d just like to get to know your partner better, Relationship Counselling can make a real difference.

Counselling provides a supportive, confidential and caring environment in which you can talk over any problems and think about ways to address them.

CABA will pay for up to six Relationship Counselling sessions.

Family Counselling

Families can be a source of support, encouragement and love, but sometimes relationships within families are put under strain and family members feel overlooked or misunderstood.

Family Counselling can include nuclear and extended family members, separated parents, children and step families attending together or at different times. The focus is on the family system and improving the relationships in the family.

Up to six Family Counselling sessions are available.

Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy can help if you’re experiencing difficulties in your love life and can help you to improve physical intimacy. Current and former members of the CABA community and their partners can access up to 12 free Sex Therapy sessions.

Young People’s Counselling

Young People’s Counselling is for any young person over 11 who is having problems. Whether it’s depression, anger issues, mental health concerns or issues with parents or people at school.

Children of current or former members of the CABA community can access up to six free sessions.

How is counselling delivered?

All the available services can be delivered over the phone, by video call or face-to-face*, meaning you can get in touch whichever way suits you best, even if you are deployed overseas.

* Relate will resume face-to-face counselling when it is deemed safe to do so and in accordance with Government regulations.

Who is eligible to access the Support Services?

All Relate support services are available to current and former members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), ICAEW staff, Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) students and close family. Whether you’re married, living together, in a same-sex relationship, separated, divorced, widowed or single, we can help.

Are these services confidential?

Relate counselling is a private and confidential form of help. We hold information about each of our clients and the counselling they receive in confidence. This means that we will not normally give your name or any information about you to anyone outside the organisation. However, there are exceptional cases where Relate might ethically or legally have to give information to relevant authorities, for example, if we had reason to believe that someone, especially a child, is at serious risk of harm or to prevent a miscarriage of justice. We will discuss any proposed disclosure with you unless we believe that to do so could increase the level of risk to you or to someone else.

Where Relate are providing the counselling on behalf of an employer/funder, the employer/funder may provide Relate with a unique reference number for each client. This allows Relate to work with the employer/funder, where a client may require further sessions and Relate need to seek permission to do so by providing the unique reference number and a rationale. In all cases, the confidential details of the sessions will not be shared with the employer/funder.

How to access the services

To access the services you can contact a CABA advisor by phone on 01788 556 366, email [email protected] quoting your ICAEW number if you have one. The advisor will put you in touch with a trained Relate consultant.

For further information about the support Relate can offer to current and former members of the CABA community you can also visit: