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    Couple's perinatal service

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Couple relationship support in a child’s first year

The Couple’s Perinatal Service at Tavistock Relationships offers highly specialised therapeutic support to couples in the perinatal stage. It is suitable for first time parents and parents who already have children.

Becoming a parent is central to many couple relationships and is often a momentous occasion, full of joyful moments. 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.

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Aims of the therapy

We are aware of how such difficulties can impact family life and, if not addressed, may mean couples experience difficulties relating to each other that are hard to resolve.

The aim of our work is to help parents establish a supportive parental couple in which both can form a bond with the infant which is inclusive of the other, a bond that starts even before the baby is born.

A service tailored to your needs

Tavistock Relationships offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. 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 if you feel it would

How are the sessions delivered?

Sessions take place weekly at the same time each week and last 50 minutes. We offer sessions online via webcam or in-person at City Wellbeing Centre, 75-77 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.

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How much does it cost?

As a not-for-profit organisation, we believe that relationship counselling should be accessible to all. You can register and book a consultation with one of our therapists via our website.

Fees per session range from £100-£180* per session depending on your circumstances. We offer a limited number of reduced rate appointments for those who find our standard fees difficult to manage - please call or email us to discuss your individual situation.

Why choose us?

  • Tavistock Relationships is a world centre of excellence in the delivery and training of psychotherapy.
  • When a couple relationship works well, it can have a very positive effect on mental health and children’s outcomes.
  • Over 90% of our clients have found therapy helpful and our model has been proven to be effective in the largest ever naturalistic evidenced study of psychotherapy.

Why not take a look at some of the testimonials we have from past clients. Or our how highly our clients rate us.

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