Couple and Relationship Therapy

Most of us, at some point in our lives, will experience difficulties in our interpersonal relationships. Relationship therapy can help those in couple relationships work through areas of difficulty in a way which benefits them both.

For family therapy please follow this link:

Family Therapy

What is relationship counselling?

In relationship counselling, a psychotherapist will sit with you and your partner to help you to address areas of conflict or unhappiness in your relationship. It can be of help to couples who are deciding to separate, couples who are separated and concerned about their children, and those who are committed to staying together. Marriage counselling and marriage guidance are forms of relationship counselling.

How does it differ from family therapy?

While family therapy is designed to address the needs of any number of family members, relationship counselling will focus on one specific relationship and how it can be improved, regardless of whether that couple is part of a wider family or not.

How does it work?

After you make your initial enquiry, you and your partner will be invited to an assessment. If relationship counselling is right for you, you will then attend a series of sessions, which typically lasts between six and twelve weeks, but can go on for longer depending on individual need.

How much will it cost?

Costs differ between individuals. You will be given a clear idea of fees before any treatment begins.

Is relationship counselling for everyone?

For those in the LGBT+ community or whose relationship is intercultural, there may be a specific set of difficulties not experienced by those in heterosexual or same-culture relationships. Relationship counselling can be of assistance to people in all types of relationship-related distress.

Make an Enquiry

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible

Our Specialists

Suzanne Hutchison


Dr Shadi Shahnavaz


Professor Janet Reibstein


Adrian Clarke


Annie Flower


Dr Reenee Singh

Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist

Suzanne Hutchison

Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

Suzanne Hutchison is a UKCP registered Family & Couple Systemic Therapist. She has worked with families experiencing a variety of challenges that may impact them such as physical and/or mental illness, change, loss, abuse and trauma. She has a special interest in helping children, adolescents and their families facing eating disorders.

Her research has focused on understanding the experience of siblings of adolescents with eating disorders. She also has experience in supporting families through grief and bereavements, such as death, divorce/separation and other losses. Suzanne uses a systemic and collaborative approach in supporting families through difficulties. Suzanne is fluent in English and Spanish.


    Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

    Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, *Trauma Therapy, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

    Dr Shadi Shahnavaz is a UKCP registered couple and family Systemic Therapist with over 25 years experience of working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

    Dr Shahnavaz worked in the NHS for 10 years and currently works at the Anna Freud Center where she is in the Contact and Residence Dispute Team and is also part of the teaching staff there.

    Dr Shahnavaz specializes in trauma, loss and working with multicultural families. She also has a lot of experience with working with adolescents.

    Dr Shahnavaz is trained in EMDR and trauma work.

    She is also trained in working with attachment and parenting and is a ‘Circle of Security’ facilitator.

    Dr Shahnavaz speaks French, Farsi and Swedish fluently.

      Professor Janet Reibstein

      Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Psychologists

      Janet Reibstein is a psychologist , individual psychotherapist , and family therapist. She works with individuals, couples, and families, as well as relationships at work. She is Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where she runs postgraduate training in family therapy and systemic practice for The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She was formerly Affiliated Lecturer inSocial and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge where she was also Psychological Consultant to Kings College, Cambridge. She is the author of six books and numerous articles covering her research on various aspects of relationships; couples and families; divorce and separation; and the psychological and emotional effects of illness on families and couples. Professor Reibstein has also contributed documentary series for television and Radio 4.

        Adrian Clarke

        Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Mediation, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Mediators, Psychotherapists

        Adrian Clarke is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an accredited family mediator and a solicitor.He is a member of the Law Society family mediation panel and has been accredited by the Family Mediation Council. He is a Resolution trained professional practice consultant, which allows him to supervise other family mediators. He is also legally qualified, having been admitted as a solicitor in 1991.

        He runs the family mediation service and he offers psychotherapy to individuals and relationship counselling for couples. He runs a separated parenting programme and he is trained to consult children about future arrangements when their parents are separating.

        As well as his practice at TCFP, he is head of family mediation at Bross Bennett LLP, a niche family law practice in Highgate, North London, where he also runs the adult and couple counselling service. He has particular experience in emotionally complex parenting issues, high net worth cases and cases with an international dimension.

        He delivers the court-referred separated parenting programme on behalf of CAFCASS and the family court.

          Annie Flower

          Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *Help with parenting, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

          Annie Flower is a family and couple therapist with many years of experience working in both the NHS and the private sector.

          Annie offers help and advice to those who may be experiencing conflict or difficulties in their own relationship, or with other family members. She also has a special interest in the problems of adolescents and their impact on other family members, such as eating disorders, conduct disorders, and the consequences of physical illness.

            Dr Reenee Singh

            Position: Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist
            Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

            Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couple Systemic psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with children, families, couples and individuals. Reenee worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for many years and is the Co-Director of the Tavistock Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre. She is the Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee has published two books and numerous papers in the areas of ‘race’, culture and qualitative research. Reenee presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.

            Reenee specialises in working with intercultural couples and mixed race families. She is currently the co-director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice.