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    Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Our expertise has been improving lives for generations

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"It's provided a very helpful space for my wife and myself to discuss ways we can improve our relationship together - this being with a therapist holding the space and giving very beneficial professional advice."

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Tavistock Relationships is here to help you

Founded in 1948, Tavistock Relationships is internationally renowned as an organisation offering expert-led support to couples, individuals and families. We believe that strong relationships improve lives, families and mental health.

We provide clinical services to couples and parents, face-to-face in London and online in London and farther afield, including internationally.

Our range of counselling and psychotherapy services supports clients experiencing challenges in their relationships, their sexual lives and their parenting.

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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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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 the initial consultation, we seek to understand the issues that concern you most and couple psychotherapy may be the outcome of the consultation process. You can choose to attend with your partner or alone. At this session you’ll have the chance to talk through any concerns and ask any questions you might have about the process. People generally find the initial consultation very helpful. If we are able to offer you the help you need at this point in any of our specialist services, we will allocate you a regular weekly slot for therapy with a therapist matched with your needs.

Over time, you may then be able to reflect in depth on the difficulties you experience and see them from a different perspective, which will be beneficial to your relationship and make you feel less stuck.

Success stories

Really helped us stay together and improve our relationship.

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

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How much does it cost?

Tavistock Relationships is a not-for-profit training and research organisation specialising in couple therapy and psychoanalytic practice. We believe that relationship counselling should be accessible to all.

You can read more about fees here  – you will also discuss them at the initial consultation.

If you are on a low income and would struggle to afford our fees, please get in touch as we also offer a low-cost therapy service.

We are highly trained and experienced practitioners in couple and individual therapy and use a range of methods to support our clients. Some of our services are provided by therapists in advanced training under the supervision of a highly qualified and experienced clinician.

We also operate a low fee/no fee service for those who would not otherwise be able to access services.

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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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