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This page lists therapists who offer relationship counselling (sometimes known as marriage guidance counselling) to couples. Please visit the individual websites listed for further details about specialist areas covered, such as gay or LGBT relationships. This is an area of counselling that many therapists have experience in and you should also check our general listing of counsellors and therapists.

The therapists listed have all identified couples counselling or relationship counselling as a key area of focus for them however their individual areas of expertise and depth of experience will vary. Some therapists are licenced by Relate, a charity which is well known as the UK's largest provider of relationship support (and formally the Marriage Guidance Council), however many highly qualified and skilled relationship counsellors are independent of Relate. Some form of specialist relationship training is however a good sign of the suitability of a therapist, and a good indication of overall quality and integrity is that the therapist is registered with a professional counselling or psychotherapy association such as the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). These professional bodies have a strict Code of Ethics and Practice by which all members will be bound.

Couples counselling can require a number of sessions over 3 or even 6 months, although some therapists offer brief  or solution focused couples therapy, which focusses on specific problems and specific intervention methods. More typically, couples counselling therapy helps where problems seem deeply embedded and intractable and coping strategies need to be devised. Many relationship problems are triggered by a change of situation, which could be financial, physical health or the role of others particularly family members. This can strain a relationship and put pressure on the couple's ability to manage conflict. Managing conflict is a critical ability in relationships and is closely correlated with divorce rates. For more information about the current thinking and recommended strategies for relationship counselling you may wish to visit Wikipedia's Relationship Counselling page.

Thalia Martin
Thalia Martin Counselling & Couples Counselling, at locations within easy reach of St Paul's & Blackfriars in the City of London, and near Crouch End in North London. An Accredited Counsellor and Member of the National Counselling Society.
Website: www.thaliacounselling.com
Lee Robert White
Counselling for individuals and couples in Streatham, south London with Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Therapist Lee Robert White. Within easy reach of Tooting, Balham, Colliers Wood, Brixton & Norwood.
Website: www.leerobertwhitecounselling.com
Freya Barrett
Psychotherapy & Counselling for individuals and couples in Bath City Centre, with qualified psychotherapist Freya Barrett. A confidential, non-judgmental therapy space to explore feelings, motivations, anxieties and fears, located in Central Bath.
Website: www.bathpsychotherapy.org
Marilia C Whittome
Multilingual Counselling in Bexhill on Sea & Eastbourne in East Sussex, with experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Marilia C Whittome. Counselling & Psychotherapy in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Website: www.mariliacounselling.com
Judith Salling-Ash
Judith Salling-Ash Counselling in Swindon, Wiltshire. A Counsellor & Therapist working with both individuals and couples, located within easy reach of Cirencester, Chippenham & Marlborough.
Website: www.jsatherapy.co.uk
Rossi Counselling Services
Rossi Counselling Services provides couples and relationship counselling in Brighton and Richmond, Surrey. A Relate counsellor helping you work through relationship difficulties.
Website: www.rossicounselling.co.uk
Lomond and Clyde Counselling
Jean McIndewar is a counsellor in Dumbarton covering the Helensburgh and Glasgow area. Counselling and psychotherapy that can help with a range of issues.
Website: www.lomondandclydecounselling.co.uk
The Şifa Centre
Sifa Therapy provides couples therapy and energy healing in Greenwich and Lewisham. Healing retreat in Cyprus providing support so you can discover and achieve your highest potential.
Website: www.thesifacentre.com
Valerian Counselling
Rory Mescall is a counsellor near Marple and Stockport. Counselling and psychotherapy near High Peak for when the pressures of everyday life conspire with your past to make you feel bereft of hope for the future.
Website: www.valeriancounselling.co.uk
Gwyneth Hellewell
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hoddesdon, close to Cheshunt and Hertford in Hertfordshire, with experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist Gwyneth Hellewell.
Website: www.gwynethhellewell-psychotherapy.co.uk
Steph Wilshaw MBACP MA
Stephanie Wilshaw is a counsellor near East Dulwich and Queens Park. Couples counselling and psychotherapy near London Bridge to help bring the possibility of a different more conscious way of living.
Website: www.stephwilshaw.com
Michelle Shively Harris
Counselling for individuals & couples covering the Huddersfield, Brighouse & Halifax areas of West Yorkshire, with Relate-trained, qualified counsellor Michelle Shively Harris.
Website: www.mshcounselling.com
English Language Counselling
English speaking Counseling services based in Montignac Dordogne, treating all issues. Counsellor / Psychotherapist offering experienced, qualifed and registered Counselling & Psychotherapy in southwestern France covering Perigord Noir, Sarlat, Les Eyzies and Rouffignac. Online counselling and telephone counselling is also available.
Website: www.montignaccounsellingandpsychotherapy.com
Sandra Russell
Individual, Couples & Relationship Counselling & Hypnotherapy in Coulsdon, with Counsellor Sandra Russell. Within easy reach of Purley, Croydon, Sutton & surrounding areas.
Website: www.togetheraparttherapy.com
Systemic Psychotherapy
About Families: Family & Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy for Bloomsbury, Camden & central London. Therapy for individuals, couples and families.
Website: www.aboutfamilies.co.uk
Kamila Kaminska Reg. MBACP
Counselling for individuals, couples & parents in Newbury & Maidenhead, with Counsellor Kamila Kaminska. Counselling for Thatcham, Hungerford & West Berkshire, providing emotional and psychological help for a broad range of issues.
Website: www.kamilacounselling.co.uk
Lynne Chilton Counselling MBACP (Accredited)
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Fareham, within easy reach of Fareham, Portsmouth, Gosport, Southampton and surrounding areas, with Person-Centred Counsellor Lynne Chilton.
Website: www.lynnechiltoncounselling.co.uk
Calm Space Counselling
Calm Space Counselling in Basingstoke, with Counsellor Julie Haynes. Counselling for individuals and couples covering Hook, Farnborough & surrounding areas.
Website: www.calmspacecounselling.co.uk
Juliette Andre MBACP
Relationship Counselling for couples & individuals in Kensington & Oxford Circus, central London with Psychotherapist Juliette Andre. Psychotherapie Francais - Therapy in French & English.
Website: www.londonrelationshiptherapy.com
Jane Franklin
Jane Franklin Counselling in Gloucester. A Counsellor also providing couples & relationship therapy, working in the Gloucester & Cheltenham areas.
Website: www.janefranklincounselling.com
Marinda Nagel
Counselling & Psychotherapy for couples and individuals in Clapham, south London and Oxford Circus in central London, with Psychotherapist & Counsellor Marinda Nagel.
Website: www.marindanagelcounselling.com
Clear Mind Therapy
Suzie Shepperson is a counsellor based in Weybridge in Surrey. Counselling and couples therapy near Woking to work with you to develop an understanding, find ways of coping and make changes so you can move forwards.
Website: www.clearmindtherapy.net
Bev Mears Therapy
Bev Mears is a counsellor in Whitstable and Canterbury. Counselling and psychotherapy near Herne Bay to help you explore past and present issues, feelings and memories.
Website: www.bevmearstherapy.com
Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling in Chorlton, South Manchester with Psychotherapist Liz Jeffries. Short- and long-term therapy for anxiety, depression & relationship issues, with online therapy available on request.
Website: www.therapywithliz.co.uk
Gennie Mockford
Couples counselling and Relationship counselling in Oxford, Thame and Wheatley. Gennie Mockford is an experienced and fully qualified Marriage & Couples Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Website: www.genniemockfordcounselling.co.uk
Oakham and Uppingham
Rutland Counselling: Counselling and Psychotherapy in Oakham, with Counsellor Sally Atkinson. Within easy reach of Uppingham, Empingham and outlying towns.
Website: www.rutlandcounselling.com
Claire Dorrington
Claire Dorrington - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Warrington, within easy reach of Cheshire and Merseyside. A counsellor specialising in couples and relationship advice and other counselling services.
Website: www.cheshireandmerseytherapy.co.uk
Francesca Amorini
Counselling in London with Francesca Amorini. A Psychosynthesis Counsellor based in London, offering counselling in English, Italian and French.
Website: www.francescascounsellingspace.com
Barbara Kelly B.Sc Hons.
Barbara Kelly: Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Faversham. Counselling for individuals and couples based near Sittingbourne and Canterbury.
Website: www.barbarakellycounselling.co.uk
ARC Association for
The Association for Relationship Counselling (ARC) provide counselling and sex therapy near Dulwich and Clapham. Counsellor in south London who focuses on the relationship between two partners.
Website: www.arc-relationshipcounselling.co.uk
West of Scotland
Counselling and psychotherapy in Glasgow for stress, anxiety, depression and couples problems. Relationship counsellor & psychotherapist covering Glasgow and West Scotland (via telephone or online counselling)
Website: www.westofscotlandcounselling.com
Sonja Kormann
Individual Counselling, Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling with Sonja Kormann. in Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead. Psychotherapy in Hertfordshire for relationship problems, stress, depression, anxiety and a range of other issues.
Website: www.sonjakormanncounselling.co.uk
Trisha Higgs
Individual and Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy in Hildenborough, near Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks with counsellor and psychotherapist Trisha Higgs.
Website: www.trishahiggscounselling.org
Philippa Robinson
Counselling and Couples Counselling in central London and Kensal Rise, within easy reach of Queens Park and surrounding areas, with counsellor Philippa Robinson.
Website: www.philipparobinsoncounselling.co.uk
Beccy Lindsay
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Barnes, South West London, with Counsellor and Psychotherapist Beccy Lindsay. Within easy reach of Putney and Richmond.
Website: www.counsellingwestlondon.net
David Piner Counselling & Psychotherapy
Individual & Couples Counselling, Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy in Whitstable near Canterbury and in Central London with David Piner MBACP, COSRT. Easily accessible from Faversham, Herne Bay and Kent
Website: www.davidpiner.com
Devang Vaidya
New River Counselling and Psychotherapy in Highbury and Islington, North London with Counsellor and Psychotherapist Devang Vaidya, MBACP (Accred.), UKCP (Regd. Psychotherapist).
Website: www.newrivertherapy.com
Kim Walton Counselling
Counselling in Leeds City Centre and also in Crossgates, East Leeds with Counsellor Kim Walton. Counselling for individuals and couples within easy reach of Leeds, Garforth, Roundhay and surrounding areas.
Website: www.kimwaltoncounselling.co.uk
Couples Counselling in North London
Couples Counselling and Relationship Therapy in Muswell Hill near Highgate. Marriage Counsellor in North London to help you to confront your difficulties and resolve them.
Website: www.londoncouplestherapy.co.uk
Marianne Churcher
Couples Counselling and Sex Therapy in Bounds Green near Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate. Finsbury Park and East Finchley in North London. A Counsellor providing a safe and confidential setting for couples and individuals.
Website: www.mariannechurchercounselling.co.uk
Jane Charles
Jane Charles Counselling - a Counsellor and Therapist based within easy reach of Ewell, Epsom, Worcester Park, Banstead, Cheam and surrounding areas.
Website: www.jccounselling.net
Couples Counselling
Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy in King's Health, for Birmingham, Moseley & Solihull, with Nick Smith. An experienced Relationship Counsellor helping couples find a way through their difficulties.
Website: www.nicksmithcouplescounselling.co.uk
Michael Fairbairn
Counselling, therapy and couples counselling with a Counsellor based in St Albans, near Hemel Hempstead and Hatfield in Hertfordshire. Work with both individual adult clients and couples.
Website: www.albanscounselling.co.uk