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    Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Our expertise has been improving lives for generations

"I felt the therapists I saw were very empathetic and keen to help me work through my emotional issues."

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Tavistock Relationships is here to help you

Strong relationships improve lives, families and mental health.

All of us face challenges from time to time – and couples can face many difficulties through the life cycle of their relationship. At Tavistock Relationships, we can help you to navigate emotionally challenging times.

We offer relationship counselling as well as specialist support with parenting and help for couples who are separating.

We work with couples but if one partner does not wish to have therapy, we can work with an individual partner to support you and your relationship.

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How much does it cost?

We offer a range of fees aimed at making psychotherapy financially accessible

Our sliding scale of fees means that people on higher incomes are asked to pay higher, but manageable, fees - so that we can provide help to people on lower incomes. 

Our Direct Booking Service - Make an appointment to see one of our experienced therapists who will be able to continue seeing you at the time that you book, if you proceed to have ongoing therapy.  Sessions in our fixed fee service are charged at £150 (daytime) and £180 (early morning, evenings and weekends).  

Main Clinical Service – Book a one off Initial consultation appointments with one of our trained therapists at our standard consultation rate of £100 per session. At your consultation you will agree a fee for ongoing sessions that feels affordable from our sliding scale of £50- £180.

For clients who would be unable to manage our standard consultation fee, we also have a limited number of reduced fee £50 consultation appointments availble. 

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Success stories

Really helped us stay together and improve our relationship.

Tavistock Relationships Client

A positive outlet for my husband and me to discuss our problems.

Tavistock Relationships Client

Tavistock Relationships CEO Andrew Balfour on choosing a partner, couples therapy and finding a way forward

Couple therapist and CEO of Tavistock Relationships, Andrew Balfour, talks about the work of couple therapy, and how it can help couples move forward and liberate them from feelings of stuckness and emotional isolation.

How therapy works

Therapy is a process during which you can air what most concerns you in a safe and confidential setting.

The first step is an initial consultation with one of our therapists.

At your initial appointment, we will work with you to understand the issues that concern you most. You can come with your partner or on your own. At this meeting, you will have the chance to talk through your concerns and ask any questions you may have about how therapy works.

The next step is to match you with a therapist who will be able to see you on a regular basis each week. We find that the continuity of weekly appointments can be very helpful in having the time to think about and work through difficulties and to achieve lasting changes.
How you can book
We offer in- person (at our City of London location) and online therapy. There are two ways of booking a consultation:

  • Direct Booking Service – Our fixed fee service. Book directly with one of our therapists and if ongoing sessions are agreed, continue with that therapist for ongoing sessions at that day and time.
  • Main Clinical Booking Service – Pay what you can afford service. Book an initial consultation with one of our therapists and then you will be allocated to a suitable ongoing therapist if sessions are agreed.

We can offer subsidised therapy to a limited number of people, who otherwise would not be able to access therapy. Please click here to enquire about our low fee services.

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Couple counselling and psychotherapy

For 70 years we have led the way in helping couples with relationship challenges.

Therapy provides a safe and confidential environment to explore and think through the difficulties you are experiencing in order to get a better understanding of yourself and your partner.

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Why choose us

Our methods have been developed over the last 70 years and combine clinical expertise and in depth theoretical knowledge with research and the training of therapists. A number of innovative psychotherapy approaches stemmed from this core model. These approaches help a range of relationship difficulties, psychosexual problems, parenting issues, separation and divorce and other specialised programmes. We also see clients individually.

We train the next generation of couple counsellors and psychotherapists, along with conducting research and informing policy development in this area. We are highly experienced in working with couples throughout the lifecycle and the challenges that significant life events present.

Our therapists undergo rigorous training, have a wealth of experience from a variety of settings and have substantial ongoing supervision and the support of a large institution behind them.

Why not take a look at both stories of past clients and published evidence that couple and individual counselling and psychotherapy works.

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How to book an appointment

The easiest way to book an appointment is online.

If you have any questions that you’d like to ask before going ahead with a counselling session, why not give us a call on 020 7380 1960, or alternatively get in touch with us using the form below.

You can also check out our frequently asked questions, which cover most of the common things we’re asked.

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