Number of couples in counselling is up in Portsmouth

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MORE couples are getting counselling, according to a charity.

The Portsmouth branch of Marriage Care says it provided more than 120 counselling sessions last year, an increase of 30 per cent on 2013.

Simon Snowball, manager at the Edinburgh Road office, said it shows marriages and relationships are under pressure.

He said: ‘Our counsellors are attributing the rise to a variety of factors, including a year-on-year increase in financial problems as a source of conflict in relationships, and communication difficulties.’