The Relationship Centre

The Relationship Centre



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About us

The Relationship Centre is for any couple who are looking for a better relationship, whether it’s to improve on a good relationship to make it a wonderful one, or if it’s a relationship in crisis that needs help. We are based on the edge of the New Forest and see clients from Hythe, Southampton, Winchester, Lymington, as well as many areas in Hampshire. There are also limited appointments in Harley Street, London.

The Relationship Centre was formed by married couple Tom and Tina. Both Counsellors, they found time and time again when working with couples, the feedback they were getting was how many of the couples had received very poor relationship counselling in the past, which had done nothing to improve their relationship, and at times had put them off seeking further counselling. Tom and Tina had also in previous earlier relationships experienced couple counselling and both found it unhelpful. In hindsight, after becoming partners, and then becoming counsellors themselves, they realised that the counselling they had received and not helped deal with the current issues.

As fully qualified and accredited counsellors, both Tom and Tina were already seeing couples through their own clinics, but decided to research and seek further knowledge around relationships, and then put together a centre that worked only with couples. In this they wanted to use proven methods of counselling which helped form better relationships, but still have the flexibility to work with each persons needs in the counselling room.

Training, qualifications & experience

About Tina

Tina is an experienced psychotherapist who has been working in the field of counselling and mental health for over 10 years. She is an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and has been working with couples for many years.

Tina’s training and experience includes;

  • Dip HE in Humanistic/Gestalt Counselling with Winchester University
  • Fully trained in couples counselling
  • Training and experience in Family therapy
  • Many years work as a Wellbeing Practitioner with MIND - liaising with the 'Time to Change' project
  • Student and staff counsellor with Southampton University

Tina offers counselling using an eclectic approach which is tailored to your needs, and specialises in the most common models of therapy, such as:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Narrative therapy

About Tom

Tom is a fully qualified Counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

He started seeing clients full-time in 2003 and as well as specialising in seeing couples, he also works with anxieties and fears.

Tom’s training and qualifications include;

  • Fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor
  • Certified Stress Coach
  • Trained Bereavement Counsellor
  • Trauma Trained
  • Certified in working with Self-Esteem
  • Working with Suicide
  • Working with Couples and Relationships Therapy
  • Couple Counselling
  • Supervision Practice

Full Member of;

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Accredited and Registered

The International Stress Management Association

The National Counselling Society Accredited and Registered

The BACP Coaching Division

Aviva Approved Provider

Bupa Approved Provider

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

The relationship Centre was formed as a Hub for not only couple counselling, but training, groups and supervision alongside research around relationships.



The first session is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is an assessment session and to start the therapy work..

The fee for this session is £75.00

The following sessions can be booked at 1 hour, 1 hour 15 minutes, or 1 hour 30 minutes.

The fees for these sessions are £60.00, £75.00 and £90.00 respectively.

Further information

Couple, or relationship counselling (once termed marriage counselling or marriage guidance) is a specialist form of counselling for 2 people together in the same room. This is often for couples in a romantic relationship, such as husband and wife or partners, but can also be used for relationships such as parent and child, siblings, or even family members.

Most people think of couple counselling as being a last resort when things are really bad, and crisis point has been reached. This doesn’t have to be the case. Many relationships benefit in a big way by using couple counselling as a way of sorting out minor issues in the relationship, before they grow into resentment and arguments. Sometimes couple counselling can be used to help a relationship end in a positive way, so any anger or resentment is left in the counselling room, and not taken into their new life as separate people.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO45

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


various appointments Monday to Friday and some Saturday mornings.

Types of client


Supervision & training

Working with couples if very different from working with individual clients, so if you work with couples in your practice, getting the right supervision is important.

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