Published in Press Releases by Tavistock Relationships on January 10th 2023
Psychotherapists from Tavistock Relationships, the charity helping individuals and couples to have better relationships, will be offering relationship support for ITV This Morning’s Relationships Special New Year phone-in on Tuesday 17 January.
The programme airs 10am to 12.30pm, and the therapists, along with Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders, will be answering calls until 3pm.
Joanna Harrison, one of the couple therapists at Tavistock Relationships manning the ITV This Morning Helpline on 17 January, explains:
“We are delighted to be able to support ITV This Morning’s focus on relationships. We always see a significant rise in couples and individuals seeking relationship support in the New Year, so it’s good to be able to provide this extra help at such a difficult time for many couples.
“Over the festive season many couple relationships are sorely tested by the pressure of trying to create the perfect Christmas, especially this year against the backdrop of the cost of living crisis. Stress and money worries can lead to tensions frequently boiling over and increased conflict between parents.
“We urge couples experiencing anxiety, worry and confusion about their relationship to seek expert support, to help avoid a crisis, leading to emotional turmoil and potential mental health issues for the whole family.
“For those who have decided to separate, it’s really helpful to get relationship support alongside the legal process. This is vital for the children involved, as we know that where conflict is prolonged and unresolved it affects children's mental health. In our experience of working with parents, where the emotional aspect of their relationship breaking down isn't attended to, it can then prolong the conflict.”
Deidre Saunders adds:
“These special phone-ins attract hundreds of callers. I know This Morning viewers so appreciate the opportunity to get free and insightful support to start sorting out their relationship problems, and it’s great to think we are helping some families to feel happier.”
To find out more about Tavistock Relationships range of services, go to www.tavistockrelationships.org or call 020 7380 1960.
Tavistock Relationships provides relationship support services for couples and families, including: