‘THERE IS NOTHING LIKE MARRIAGE, FOR TWO WHO LOVE ONE ANOTHER’

Marriage Support and Guidance

We provide a caring, supportive and non-judgemental environment to help you overcome any challenges in your marriage. We also offer a Muslim spouse introduction service and pre-marriage courses for husbands and wives to-be.

MARRIAGE, COMMUNICATION AND MUTUAL RESPECT

Marriage is sacred, it needs to be cherished and the company it provides enjoyed. A happy marriage is built over time with dedication, sacrifice, respect, care, love, compassion and appreciation.

 

You and your spouse will not always see eye to eye on everything. Having the occasional argument does not necessarily mean anything is wrong with your marriage, but the way you and your spouse manage your disagreements is important. It can have a significant impact on your relationship.

 

Every marriage goes through a rough patch. In fact, marriage support is often one of our busiest services. Often, however, all couples need is a helping hand to overcome temporary difficulties and anxiety.

 

We provide a caring, supportive and non-judgemental environment to help you find a way to overcome any such challenges in your marriage. Together, we will identify the issues you are facing in your marriage and we will discuss ways to overcome them.

COUPLES COUNSELLING

If you decide that couples counselling is the way forward for both of you, you will embark on short term counselling sessions. For some, counselling is the start of a longer process of discovery, while for others, a few sessions may be all they need to move on successfully.

 

You can discuss your expectations with us, and then we will start the development process. An impartial, experienced, fresh pair of eyes can help you to see and understand the feelings of your spouse. Often, that’s the key: seeing things in a new light; thinking differently about a problem, and being able to see it from the other’s point of view.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Sixteen years of experience in this field has led us to believe that most families just require good support, advice and assessment in order to move forward in a happier and more positive manner. We have also learnt that early intervention helps to avoid separations and divorce.

 

We have helped many families overcome such difficulties; roughly nine in ten of those couples we help stay happily married. However, that’s not to say that we will advocate staying together at all costs, particularly if a relationship has clearly broken down beyond repair and children may be suffering as a result. In such cases, we will help both parties to part as fairly and amicably as possible, with an emphasis on keeping their children happy and protected. However, we have found that when the right support is available, such occurrences are rare.

 

We have male and female scholars and volunteers, all trained and experienced, who will provide these support services free of charge. Couples can initially request a separate consultation or a joint consultation if they prefer.

 

If you would like help, please contact us to arrange an appointment. We’ll ask you to start by downloading and completing our support form (link below). This is an important step because it quickly captures some basic information and means that we can spend more time in our sessions concentrating on the issues that mater to you.

MUSLIM SPOUSE INTRODUCTION SERVICE

For those who wish to benefit from Hope and Help’s Spouse introduction service please fill out the form below and somebody from our team will get in touch with you.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Hope & Help is a calm, non-judgemental place to come for help, advice and inspiration. Whatever you need, from marriage and faith advice, to help with challenging subjects like drugs and alcohol, family conflict or bereavement, we are here.

TERMINAL ILLNESS SUPPORT

Being diagnosed with a terminal illness can be the biggest challenge in a person’s life. We offer free, personal support to share worries and concerns, to advise on practical issues, and to provide comfort when it’s needed. Most importantly, we ensure that no one need ever face this challenge alone.

MARRIAGE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

We provide a caring, supportive and non-judgemental environment to help you overcome any challenges in your marriage. We also offer a Muslim spouse introduction service and pre-marriage courses for husbands and wives to be.

DRUGS & ALCOHOL SUPPORT

Alcohol and drug abuse can have a terrible effect on families. We offer advice about how to talk to children about staying safe, and a range of support services to help people who may be suffering in silence. This includes signposting to expert professional help.

BEREAVEMENT
SUPPORT

The loss of a loved one can feel crushing, but being able to call upon support can really help. Starting from an Islamic perspective, we offer a free and confidential bereavement support service. Our trained volunteers can help with practical arrangements and offer family support and guidance as you deal with your grief.

REVERT MUSLIM SUPPORT PROGRAMME

If you are interested in Islam or simply curious about what being a Muslim means, we will happily answer all your queries. Our qualified scholars are there to help people, whatever their interest or whatever stage they have reached in their personal journeys.

ISLAMIC WILLS
& INHERITANCE

Islamic Law sets out clear rules that determine how a Muslim estate is to be divided between the heirs of the deceased. Our team of scholars offers expert support in working out the Islamic shares of the estate, and can also assist with will-writing and bequests.

FAMILY
COUNSELLING

Family relationships can sometimes be problematic, but our counselling service helps people to stay connected.  Ours is a bridge-building role and we help family members to talk, to share concerns and to address any problems together, as a strong and supportive unit.

ASYLUM SEEKERS SUPPORT

People seeking refuge from war or persecution can find themselves in desperate need of support. Wherever we can, we provide that support, offering everything from food parcels to interpretation and translation services; from local area inductions to free children’s education.

CLIENT
TESTIMONIALS

At Hope and Help we endeavour to make each clients journey comfortable and memorable. Our ethos is based on value, integrity, and trust as the matters we deal with are very personal and private.

RESOURCES FOR
THE COMMUNITY

We aim to offer useful resources to the community, these are available in various formats; download, click and collect or have them delivered direct to your door

SISTERS SUNDAY
(SHABABAH)

A dedicated service for women to come together to look at the problems we are facing in the community. Focusing on several age ranges from 13- to 16- year-olds, 16 to 25 and above 25 years of age