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
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.ukLomond and Clyde Counselling
Jean McIndewar is a counsellor in Dumbarton covering the Clyde and Glasgow area. Counselling and psychotherapy that can help with a range of issues.
Website: www.lomondandclydecounselling.co.ukThe 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.comValerian 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.ukGwyneth Hellewell
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hoddesdon, close to Cheshunt and Hertford in Hertfordshire, with experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist Gwyneth Hellewell.
Website: www.gwynethhellewell-psychotherapy.co.ukSteph 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.comMichelle 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.comEnglish 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.comSandra Russell
Individual, Couples & Relationship Counselling & Hypnotherapy in Coulsdon, with Counsellor Sandra Russell. Within easy reach of Purley, Croydon, Sutton & surrounding areas.
Website: www.togetheraparttherapy.comSystemic Psychotherapy
About Families: Family & Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy for Bloomsbury, Camden & central London. Therapy for individuals, couples and families.
Website: www.aboutfamilies.co.ukKamila Kaminska Reg. MBACP
Counselling for individuals, couples & parents in Newbury, 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.ukLynne 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.