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    About Tavistock Relationships

    Improving lives for generations.

Who we are

Since 1948, Tavistock Relationships has been building an international reputation as a leading training and research centre in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples.

We train the next generation of couple therapists and provide clinical services to couples and parents, face to face (in London) and online. We provide a range of affordable services to help people with relationship difficulties, sexual problems and parenting challenges. 

Our vision and mission

A world in which strong relationships provide stability and security for adults and children.

To ensure that effective relationship support is accessible to all.

Our story

Tavistock Relationships - from its formation in 1948 to the present day.

Our aims

We aim to: 

  • create wider understanding of the importance of the quality of our relationships for our lives, our children’s lives and our society
  • ensure the highest professional standards and evidence-based practice in all couple services, present and future
  • increase the availability of couple-focused support so every couple can access help when they need it 
  • widen the scope of interventions for relationship help so that a greater range of support is accessible for couples and families, tailored to their specific need and problems
  • help couples overcome stigma and anxiety about seeking professional help for their relationship

Our objectives

We will achieve our aims by:

  • developing and disseminating research on couple relationships and how best to support them
  • promoting the value of seeking relationship help, particularly when going through life’s transitions 
  • training couple therapists to deliver the highest quality, expert help 
  • providing affordable, accessible, evidence-based service 
  • supporting front line practice to develop a strong focus on adult relationships 
  • developing innovative intervention projects, applying psychosocial and clinical expertise to supporting families

Our values

Our work is underpinned by our values:

  • a belief in the importance of family stability and emotional security
  • a commitment to social justice, inclusivity, and diversity in every area of our work
  • a belief in the importance of intellectual curiosity and rigour 
  • an aspiration to be a learning community – growing understanding and being open to new ideas, developing new ways of working
  • a commitment to promoting excellence in the delivery of our services
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