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Family Life and Parenting

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Parenting Services

At Tavistock Relationships we recognise the importance of parental relationships for the functioning and wellbeing of couple and family life.

We therefore offer a range of parenting services designed to strengthen your co-parental relationship and support your children’s mental health, development and wellbeing.

You can find information below on our Parenting Consultation Service, Couple's Perinatal Service and our Parents as Partners Programmes.

Parenting Consultation Service

A specialist service to support parents to improve the quality of their parental relationship

Parenting can be an extremely rewarding and enriching experience but it can also place an enormous strain on the parents’ relationship.

It can be hard to manage the conflicting demands of attending to the needs of the children as well as having an intimate and satisfying relationship. When the parents’ relationship is stressed and in conflict, this can, in turn, upset the children and have a negative impact on their emotional wellbeing.

Parents often benefit from a safe and confidential space away from their children to make sense of these stresses. In the Parenting Consultation Service, you will be seen by one of our experienced and specially trained therapists who will:

  • Offer a safe space to reflect on the impact of parenting on your couple relationship
  • Help you towards a better understanding of your relationship with each other and your children
  • Support you with difficulties you may be having with your children
  • Improve the overall quality of your parental- and couple relationship and family life

Key Information

Who is this service for?
Individual parents or parental couples wanting to improve their parenting relationship.

How does it work?
We offer an initial consultation where we will assess the best service for the specific issues you are facing. We may offer a more extended assessment where necessary.

Sessions are offered at either our London Centre near Liverpool Street station, or online via Zoom.

Couples Perinatal Service

Specialised therapeutic support to couples in the perinatal stage.

However, the transition to parenthood can also be fraught with many unforeseen challenges which might throw parents into turmoil, leaving them feeling despairing and disorientated.

Our experienced therapists are skilled at assessing your individual challenges in this important stage of your child and your family's development, and building pathways to improved communication and mutual support.

Key Information

Who is this service for?
This service is suitable for first time parents and parents who already have children.

How does it work?
We offer an initial consultation where we will assess the best service for the specific issues you are facing. We may offer a more extended assessment where necessary.

There is no set number of sessions, and you can attend as many weekly sessions as you need, from pregnancy up until your baby is one year old. We can also offer other services after the perinatal stage.

Sessions are offered at either our London centre near Liverpool street, or online via Zoom.

Booking and fees

The fees for the Parenting Consultation Service and Couples Perinatal Service range between £100 to £180 per session.

Contact us to book an appointment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 0207 380 1960.

Other parenting services

As well as the Parenting Consultation Service and Couple's Perinatal Services, we also offer the following funded services (eligibility criteria may apply).

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Parents as Partners

Supports parents in strengthening their relationship with each other so that they are more able to face life's ups and downs.

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FREE Support for Interparental Conflict (SIPCo) - Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Bristol residents only

Funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, this trial therapy programme is designed to help parents to learn strategies to reduce conflict between partners and co-parents who are no longer together to help improve outcomes for their children. 

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Advice and Resources

Our site is full of articles, videos and stories that you may find helpful. View our TR Resources page.

The story below gives an idea of the types of dilemmas we see, and how we support parents that come to us.

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Practitioner guides for professionals

We have a wide range of free papers, practice guides and other free imformation for professionals working with couples, families or children.