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    Media Enquiries

Tavistock Relationships experts can speak authoritatively to the media on any topic which has an impact on a couple's relationship.

Our practitioners are highly experienced and qualified psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and counsellors, and therefore ideally qualified to offer insight and comment on a wide range of practical and emotional difficulties that affect couples and families today.

Our therapists and counsellors are ideally qualified to offer insight and comment on a wide range of practical and emotional difficulties that affect couples and families today

In the first instance press enquiries should be addressed to John Fenna, Head of Marketing & Communications on: 020 7380 1974 or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tavistock Relationships can provide comment on a wide range of issues connected to relationships and mental health

Our areas of expertise

Tavistock Relationships experts can speak authoritatively to the media on a wide variety of topics which have an impact on relationships, including:

  • Resolving relationship issues
  • The impact of unemployment and redundancy on relationships
  • Infidelity and affairs
  • Relationships in old age
  • The stresses of Christmas
  • The impact of pornography
  • The impact of social media on relationships
  • Mothers going back to work
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Sex in relationships
  • Relationships and mental health
  • Infertility and sexual problems.

We've been quoted in a wide range of media, from BBC news to lifestyle magazines, to therapy journals

Andrew Balfour
Chief Executive at Tavistock Relationships

In additional to responding to media enquiries about the place of couple therapy as a psychological intervention, Andrew is available to speak about issues relating to older couples and ageing. He is trained as a clinical psychologist, and adult psychotherapist and a couple psychotherapist. He has longstanding experience of working with couples of all ages and a particular interest in issues of later life and in developing ways of helping older couples where one partner has a dementia. He is the author of a number of papers, most recently an outcome study of couple psychotherapy and he is also one of the editors of the Karnac publication: How Couple Relationships Shape our World: Clinical Practice, Research and Policy Perspectives.

Damian McCann
Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Head of Learning & Development & Clinical Lecturer with Tavistock Relationships and Consultant Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in the NHS

Damian is an Advanced Clinical Associate with Pink Therapy Services, where he delivers training for practitioners wishing to develop their skills in working with gender and sexual diversities. His doctoral research was concerned with understanding the meaning of violence and abuse within the couple relationships of gay men. He has extensive experience in working with same-sex couples and has also published on this topic as well as lesbian and gay parenthood and supervision. He has also presented on these areas of practice at national and international conferences

Marian O'Connor
Head of Professional Development and Training (CPD and conferences)

Marian has 25 years’ experience working with couples and individuals with a wide variety of relationship and sexual concerns. She has lectured in UK and abroad on psychosexual issues, spoken on BBC radio shows and has contributed articles to publications, including a chapter for the recent, European-wide Syllabus of Clinical Sexology published by the European Society of Sexual Medicine.

Marian is available to respond to media enquiries on couple relationships generally, and particularly on sexuality and psychosexual therapy. She has experience and knowledge of a wide variety of sexual issues, including lack of interest of in sex in long term relationships, affairs, infertility, non-monogamous relationships, sex after illness or post-menopause, and sexual dysfunctions in young men and women.

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