Relationship Counselling for Couples in London

Relationship therapy, or couples counselling, provides space for couples to discuss their issues and find solutions to problems within their relationship.

Relationships are an essential part of our lives. Close relationships bring many rewards but they are also challenging. Being intimate with another person requires vulnerability and getting your needs met while also meeting your partner’s needs is difficult. Spending a lot of time with your partner means there is a lot of opportunity for conflict! All relationships face challenges. How we deal with these challenges is important and plays a significant role in how we experience close personal relationships and in how we resolve conflicts when they arise.

How might couples counselling help?

There are many reasons why couples visit us for relationship therapy. Through encouraging clarity and openness, our counselling services can be useful for couples who are:

  • having relationship problems and want to resolve these conflicts
  • facing the end of a relationship but hope to try to work things out
  • ending their relationship but want to end on good terms
  • experiencing sexual or intimacy issues within their relationship
  • about to make a long-term commitment but want to improve their relationship
  • individuals struggling with relationships and want to build better personal relationships in the future

Every couple is different. Our relationship therapists can help you recognise and understand the communication, behavioural, sexual and emotional dynamics that might exist between you and your partner. Couples counselling gets to grips with how you and your partner relate to each other.

We have experience working with both straight and gay couples in London, in long and shorter-term relationships, whether monogamous or polyamorous, and with those experiencing sexual or intimacy issues within their relationship. We employ specialist psychosexual therapists for those struggling with specific sexual issues.

Couples therapy requires a weekly commitment

Relationships are complicated and problems in relationships are often deeply rooted. For both partners in a couple to get the most out of therapy, consistent weekly meetings with your couples therapist are necessary. 

We don’t offer fortnightly or monthly couples therapy. You will need to meet with your therapist every week until your therapy reaches its end.

Our services

Appointments available

Mondays to Fridays
7.30 am until 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
8.00 am until 6.00 pm

Call to book a first appointment
0333 207 9330

Working together with an experienced and unbiased couples therapist

As with individual therapy, your first appointment will provide an opportunity for you and your partner to discuss any problems within your relationship, identify any goals for therapy and begin a dialogue of open communication. People often have questions about how counselling might help and we can address any concerns you may have about therapy at this first meeting.

Our therapists remain neutral — we don’t take sides. We help by identifying and assessing behavioural patterns in a relationship and through encouraging fair, balanced communication between both partners.

We understand that issues within relationships are often very private and personal. Our couples therapists do not judge personal choices or sexual experiences. We’ve prepared a Guide to Couples Therapy that may be useful.

You might have other questions about how couples counselling might work. We have also put together some additional information on relationship issues that might be helpful. Our couples counselling fee information might also be useful to you to consider.

Getting started with us

One Therapy London provides couples counselling, marriage guidance counselling and professional relationship therapy at our practices in Oxford Circus, Soho, Fitzrovia, Kensington and online. To book your first meeting with one of our relationship counsellors, call us on 0333 207 9330 or you may book your first appointment online.

We employ couples counsellors for issues within personal relationships, as well as specialist psychosexual therapists for sexual or intimacy problems. Please let us know if you feel you might benefit from meeting with one of our psychosexual therapists.

Counselling may be ongoing and open-ended, or time-limited to 10 sessions for those who prefer help in the short-term. Discussions during sessions are always confidential.

If you are having relationship problems and would like to explore how relationship therapy might help, phone 0333 207 9330 or get in touch to make a first appointment. We are here to help.

Problems within relationships is one of the most common reasons that people seek counselling.

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Individual counselling

Our personal counselling services take place in a supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere.

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Couples counselling

Couples counselling provides space for couples to discuss problems in their relationship and find resolution.

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Our therapists in London

Our therapists bring a wealth of experience and training to the therapy services we provide.

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Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Client Reviews

One Therapy London

Therapist Amrita Athwal
Amrita Athwal

Amrita works with adults in an integrative way, drawing on various therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the needs of each client She provides a safe space to help clients better understand themselves She offers short term and long term therapy Amrita has experience of working with clients on issues such as trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship...

Bloomsbury

Therapist Annie Curran-White
Annie Curran-White

With a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Annie offers both short and long term, open-ended therapy to individuals Her experience includes depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement, loss, personal development and trauma Annie has additional, specialist training working with survivors of rape, and adult and childhood sexual...

Soho

Therapist Antonella Bonetti
Antonella Bonetti

Antonella is a psychodynamic therapist offering short- and long-term therapy to adults She also sees couples facing issues within their relationship Since obtaining her Master’s degree in Psychodynamic Therapy & Counselling, Antonella has worked in different organisational settings (charities, NHS and university counselling services) helping people from diverse...

Bloomsbury

Kensington

Therapist Barbara Beyaz
Barbara Beyaz

Barbara brings a warm, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude to her work with clients As an integrative Psychotherapist, she draws from a range of theoretical perspectives which allows her to tailor therapy to the needs of the client Barbara thinks that healing and individual growth happen when difficulties in living are explored with empathy, and the client's unique...

Fitzrovia

Therapist Barbara Perini
Barbara Perini

Barbara is an accredited member of BACP, holding an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and adhering to the BACP ethical framework Her approach is open-ended, offering both short-term and long-term therapy Barbara has also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), a short-term (16 sessions), semi-structured individual therapy developed for mood...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Ben Brackenbury
Ben Brackenbury

Ben believes that at times we all struggle with the challenges life has to offer and therapy provides a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to explore this Ben works with individuals to make sense of who they are and how they respond to the world today, and to explore new ways of being Ben is also sensitive to how difficult it might be for a client to talk to a...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Ben Marks
Ben Marks

Ben is an experienced psychotherapist who has helped many people through difficult times in their lives He works with clients with a wide range of personal issues around depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, loneliness, stresses within the workplace, low self esteem, relationship and sexual problems including performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction and...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Catherine Hammett
Catherine Hammett

Catherine offers a safe, confidential space for clients bringing a wide range of issues to therapy  These include anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anger and work-related stress  Catherine also supports clients experiencing depression, bereavement and life transitions  Among her specialist interests are post-traumatic growth and working with adult...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Ceri Hiles
Ceri Hiles

Ceri works with adult clients wanting to explore a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems, issues arising from physical, emotional or psychological abuse and confidence and self-esteem issues He has particular experience of working with bereavement and loss Ceri’s training in psychodynamic and person-centred approaches to...

Soho

Therapist Cora Beattie
Cora Beattie

People come to therapy for many different reasons; whatever your reason, therapy is a unique experience It can offer you an environment where you begin to make sense of your experiences, both past and present, and discover how you feel about them Cora likes to create a space that is both safe and supportive in which she can work collaboratively with her clients...

Oxford Circus