Nick Haynes MBACP MNCS (Acc) Relate CC Cert Couples Counselling

Nick Haynes MBACP MNCS (Acc) Relate CC Cert Couples Counselling

The Raleigh Park Clinic
45 Raleigh Park Rd

07890 850563

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The Raleigh Park Clinic
45 Raleigh Park Rd

07890 850563

About me

Hello I am Nick Haynes and welcome to my website.

I specialize as a couples counsellor and have had a private practice in Oxford for the last 6 years offering face to face couples counselling for all gender relationships.

In addition I worked for Relate Oxford for 10 years and I estimate that I have given over 5,000 couple counselling sessions and I work with a wide range of relationship issues. These include:

Affairs, betrayal & guilt
Anger, arguments, fights & tension
Aspergers syndrome in relationships
Birth of children - the effect on the relationship
Children leaving home - " the empty nest "
Communication issues
Domestic violence and abuse
Emotional closeness - lack or loss of
Feeling disconnected or alone in your relationship
Financial stress
Separation & divorce
Sexual relationship issues
The future together

Couples Counselling

As a couples counsellor I work with the outcome for your relationship that is talked about at our first meeting. With the vast majority of couples this is to move forward together or at least to try to if possible - occasionally for one or both partners it is not.

Understandably it can often feel daunting or challenging to come along and talk to a complete stranger about something as important and personal as your relationship.

You may anticipate and be worried about hearing another round of the shortlist of how you are failing and getting it wrong for your partner. Or perhaps you are desperately trying to get your partner's attention to find out whether you still matter and are important to them.

If anger, tension and fighting are a principal part of your relationship difficulties will they spill over into the counselling session - will the counsellor know how to contain them safely and help you both do that at home?

You may be concerned as to how you are feeling about your partner - maybe you want to try to make it work but are feeling emotionally numb, frozen or detached. So you are not sure that you know how to make it work.

You may worry that the counsellor will judge your actions or side with your partner.

Whatever your individual and couple issues are together, I know that you are both likely to be feeling distressed and that you are caught in a pattern or cycle that tends to be repeating and resisting your attempts to fix it.

A cornerstone of how I work is in providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your issues with me.

One that helps you both feel understood and entitled to the individual and couple experience that you share with each other.

This is instrumental in getting to the core of the issues that have been keeping you apart and assists in you successfully being able to resolve them.

As a couples counsellor I use Emotionally Focused Therapy which is fast becoming recognized internationally as a highly effective and successful way of working with relationships.

It is a model of therapy that is well researched and one of the few couple therapies that has any sort of outcome data and success rate. It is empirically validated scientifically as a successful way of working with couple relationships.

Looking at the success rate of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a recent meta-analysis of the best studies found 70-73% of couples to be recovered from marital distress and 90% of couples to have significantly improved.

I am also the Co-Coordinator of the newly formed British Emotionally Focused Community.

BEFT Community promotes Emotionally Focused Therapy in Britain to clients looking for couple counselling, therapists interested in training in EFT as well as professional associations and organisations that deliver health and social care. .

The Next Step

If you would like to find out more about counselling or book a session you can contact me initially by e-mail or phone.

If you decide you would like to come along you can think of this as an initial consultation.

it is an independent, stand alone session that does not commit you to counselling.

We will meet together for 50 mins in which you can tell me your story and get to know something of my style and how I work.

This would help you decide whether you want to have ongoing counselling sessions with me.

To enquire further or to book an Initial Consultation please call me on 07890 850563 or e-mail me at

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills- Central School of Counselling and Therapy, London 1994

Certificate in Counselling Theory- Central School of Counselling and Therapy, London 1994

Combined Certificate in Counselling- Central School of Counselling and Therapy, London 1994

Ta101 ( Transactional Analysis) - Institute of transactional Analysis, London 2002

The Relate Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling- University of East London, 2006

ADR Family Mediation Foundation Training, Bristol 2008

Certification of Emotionally Focused Therapy Training - ICEEFT International Centre For Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, London 2011 -

Certification of Core Skills Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - ICEEFT International Centre For Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, London 2012

Diploma in Counselling Supervision - Lindum College, Lincoln 2016

Registered Member of the BACP ( the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy).

Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society MNCS (Acc).

Lifetime Member of ICEEFT ( the international centre For Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)

In addition to specializing in working with couples I am also trained in family mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre-marriage relationship information and counselling.

Marital mediation for couples who wish to make agreements to remain married rather than go through divorce.


Couples £60 per 50 min session
              £90 per 80 min session

Individual £60 per 50 min session

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Maps & Directions

Oxford, OX2 9AR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None
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