Relationship Counselling

Coming to relationship counselling is an important decision. Here we answer some of the questions that will help you take that next step with us.

Relationship counselling provides a safe and confidential environment to talk through your problems. Our experienced counsellors can then help you think through ways to address issues. Our results and client satisfaction scores speak for themselves.


How does it work?

Things kick off with an initial consultation with a counsellor or psychotherapist. You can choose to attend with your partner or alone. At this session you’ll have the chance to talk through any concerns and how counselling could help.

If you then want to take things forward, we’ll agree a time that works with sessions delivered on a weekly basis. You can read more about the counselling process here.

Note – during Covid all sessions are currently online and delivered via Zoom. We hope to be able to resume face to face counselling soon.


How much does it cost?

As a not-for-profit organisation, we believe that relationship counselling should be accessible to all. As such we offer a sliding fee scale based upon your overall circumstances. You can read more about fees here – we’ll discuss this at your first appointment.

There is currently a £50 deposit to book an initial assessment. If you are on a low income and would struggle to afford this, please get in touch as we also operate a low-cost therapy service.


Why choose us?

We’re passionate about relationships – so much so that we don’t just offer counselling, we are also training the next generation of counsellors, conducting research and developing policy.

Established in 1948, we’ve been supporting relationships for over 70 years and have achieved a lot in that time. We offer a caring, empathetic environment to talk through what can be difficult issues and our service is strictly confidential. Our counsellors undergo rigorous training, have a wealth of experience from a variety of settings and have substantial ongoing supervision.

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


What’s the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

At Tavistock Relationships we work with you in your initial appointment to find the help that is right for you, but in case you are wondering here are two simple definitions

Psychotherapy delivered by a Psychotherapist – A term given to anyone who treats psychological distress through some kind of non-medicine therapy. They don’t Have to be psychiatrists or psychologists and often have done long, thorough trainings as at Tavistock Relationships, meeting professional standards. Psychotherapists are often interested in looking deeply into the background of the clients, in order to understand more about how this may be affecting their current problems.

Counselling provided by a Counsellor – A title given to anyone who treats emotional or life distress through some kind of non-medicine talking treatment. They tend to be lighter-touch in their approach than psychotherapists, looking at the present issues and their training tends to be shorter. Anyone can call themselves a “counsellor” but Tavistock Relationships has a particular definition and training that meets specific Professional Body standards.


How to book an appointment

Booking an appointment is easy online. Follow this link to our booking form or click the button to the right. You can also call us on 020 7380 1960.

If you have any questions that you’d like us ask before going ahead why not give us a call on 020 7380 1960 or alternatively complete our enquiry form. Alternatively check out our FAQs which cover most of the common things we’re asked.

"I would recommend marriage counselling to any couple. Our treatment was incredibly helpful for our marriage now, and preparing us for the future together. Thank you." 

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Our Videos

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Carrie registered online for an appointment the morning after Shawn told her he was having an affair. She had been worried for some time that something was wrong and when she confronted him and said that she was fed up of him being so difficult and angry, he confessed he was seeing another woman.

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