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We are open to help individuals, couples and families online; you can access our support via webcam currently here.

Whether you are single or in a couple, come with your partner or alone - are gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual or transgender - are married or, in a civil partnership, living together or apart, we are here to help you with whatever relationship problems you may have.

Specialising in relationship counselling & psychotherapy in London, we've been helping relationships since 1948. If you're looking for help with relationships, please contact us with any questions you may have or book an appointment to come and see us.  

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How it works

Once you have booked an initial appointment, you will be seen by a relationship counsellor or psychotherapist* as soon as possible. The initial consultation is an opportunity to explore your situation with a therapist and think about a way forward. It is your chance to have a think about whether counselling might help you and get a chance to feel what it might be like to come here to work with a therapist. The initial consultation is often a helpful process in its own right. After your initial appointment, if it feels helpful and you decide you would like to continue with regular counselling, a suitable therapist will be selected to work on a weekly basis with you.

Counselling and couple therapy can help people understand why their relationship is in distress or why they feel distant from their partner. It can clarify, for example, why both halves of a relationship might be feeling under stress or that the lines of communication have broken down. Sometimes it is to deal with a sexual difficulty between partners or to help cope with losses that have yet to be mourned. Sometimes it is important to think together about what is going on and to make links to patterns of relating that will have started when both partners were very young, perhaps replicating or rejecting aspects of life in their families of origin.

Relationship therapy can be helpful in this situation for both individuals and couples, as it looks at what lies behind current difficulties, paying attention both to the past and the present in order to bring about change.

How can counselling and couple therapy help me with my relationship?

We provide expert weekly regular sessions which will offer you a chance to explore some of the issues that may be concerning you. Due to our focus on evaluating what we do, clients have also told us that relationship therapy at Tavistock Relationships has helped them with:

• Emotional well-being
• Managing stress
• Better communication
• A more stable family life
• Parenting
• Self-discovery
• Improved sexual relationships
• Conflict and problem solving
• Greater understanding of their own and partner’s feelings
• Reducing jealousy
• Increasing self and relationship confidence

Fees for relationship counselling and couple psychotherapy

As a non-profit organisation, Tavistock Relationships provides relationship support whatever someone’s financial circumstances. The cost of each session is based on income and overall circumstances, on a sliding scale. The level of fee will be discussed at the first appointment. To find out more read our FAQ here. You can also ring us to find out more if you wish – 0207 380 1960

* As well as a centre for relationship and couple therapy, Tavistock Relationships is an international centre of excellence for accredited training and research. While the vast majority of our therapists are highly experienced, you may be seen by one of our trainees under the careful supervision of a senior consultant or psychotherapist. The effectiveness of Tavistock Relationship’s couple therapy is well-documented in research studies, learn more.

New - Relationship-Focused Group Therapy

Tavistock Relationships is offering spaces in a newly established therapeutic group for individuals wanting to develop a deeper understanding of their relationship and their patterns. Find out more.

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Would you like to complete a survey about the impact of digital devices on relationships? Participants will enter a draw to win  £100 of shopping vouchers. Enter here.

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