Tavistock Relationships is a centre of excellence for psychodynamic relationship therapy. Our approach is grounded in psychoanalytic theory and we have been developing this way of working for more than 60 years. At the sessions your therapist will explore the issues that are concerning you and they will, over a period of time, try and understand what these issues mean and how they might relate to other events in your life. We believe couples often use the relationship to work things through that have been painful or traumatic in the past. Although relationships can be very challenging, they can also be healing.
At Tavistock Relationships we aim to help you get your relationship back on track so that it can be a partnership from which you can both grow and develop. On the whole, Tavistock Relationships therapists don’t give homework or instructions on how you should behave with each other - we have found that our way of working helps couples to make lasting change rather than offering just a quick fix.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our team of professional counsellors are trained to work with people either together or on their own, who are troubled about a relationship problem. Our relationship counsellors help people think about their relationships and resolve some of the conflicts and tensions. We recognise that everyone is unique and our counsellors respond in an individual way to each relationship.
Tavistock Relationships is a centre of excellence for accredited training and research in couple relationships. As part of our commitment to professional development you may be seen by a trainee working under specialist supervision.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling we deal with
- Relationship Counselling
- Couple Psychotherapy
- Parenting Together
- Services for Separating & Divorce
- Psychosexual Therapy
- Parents as Partners Programme
You will be charged according to your income on a sliding scale. Our service is unique as there is no minimum fee and we aim to see everyone whatever their financial circumstances. Your fees will be negotiated at the first appointment.
“I would like to thank Tavistock Relationships for helping me during a challenging time in our lives. The quality therapy we have received from our counsellor has enabled us to grow and we have found the experience to be invaluable. We realise Tavistock Relationships is a charity and appreciate how generous your organization has been to us. The counsellor we saw was brilliant and an asset to your organization. Thank you for everything. You guys rock!”
“I felt I was going around in circles with my partner and now I feel like we are moving forward. I feel acknowledged and heard due to having another person with us during challenging discussions. I felt that our therapist was able to create a comfortable, safe and honest space very easily and I appreciated her involvement and reflections. I have cherished the opportunity to have a regular time to truly connect and communicate with my partner and will miss it!”
“It was very useful to have a ‘neutral’ space and counsellor guidance in addressing issues in my relationship with my partner. The sessions allowed us to navigate through various aspects of the relationship that needed to be aired and understood.”