Relationship counselling for couples in London

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

Close relationships bring many rewards but they are also challenging. Learning how to resolve conflicts and get through difficult times together is a key part of couples counselling.

Our couples therapists won’t push you towards staying together or separating. They will support you to make those decisions yourselves.

How might couples counselling help?

Many different issues can be brought to relationship therapy, including:

  • frequent or explosive arguments
  • indecision over whether to stay together or separate
  • wanting to separate with minimal hurt to each other or children
  • disagreements around parenting
  • abusive behaviour
  • sexual or intimacy issues 
  • conflicts over money
  • infidelity and affairs

Our relationship therapists will help you better understand the dynamics between you and your partner and recognise how these dynamics play out in your communication and behaviour together.

We work with straight, gay and bi couples, in long- and short-term relationships, whether monogamous or polyamorous.

If sexual issues are a major factor in your relationship, you may prefer to see one of our couples counsellors who is also qualified in psychosexual therapy.

Getting you both talking is the first step

Relationships are complicated and problems in relationships are often deeply rooted. For meaningful progress to be made, consistent weekly meetings with your therapist are necessary. Many couples rarely talk about their relationship. It can be hard to find the time. Committing to weekly couples therapy is a great way to prioritise your relationship.

You can end your therapy at any time just by letting your therapist know.

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

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Working together with an experienced and unbiased couples therapist

As with personal therapy for individuals, your first appointment is an opportunity for you and your partner to discuss the problems within your relationship and what you want to get from therapy. Your couples counsellor will also address any questions or concerns you may have about couples counselling.

Our therapists remain neutral — we don’t take sides. We help by identifying and assessing behavioural patterns in a relationship and encouraging effective communication.

Issues within relationships are often personal, private and hard to talk about. Our couples therapists do not judge personal choices or sexual experiences. 

We’ve prepared a Guide to Couples Therapy that you may find helpful.

Need relationship or sexual issues therapy now?

Some of our couples counsellors are also qualified in psychosexual therapy. Psychosexual therapists can help with specific sexual issues such as loss of desire, painful sex or erectile problems. Please let us know if you would like to see one of our psychosexual therapists.

Couples 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.

Relationship issues is one of the most common reasons for people to seek counselling.

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Counselling for individuals

Personal counselling can be about anything that is on your mind.

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Couples counselling

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

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Our therapists

We have over 30 qualified and experienced therapists to choose from.

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One Therapy London

Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist James Eve
James Eve

James is a psychosexual and relationship therapist who has been in private practice for five years He works with individuals and couples on sexual and relationship difficulties, understanding that these can be significant causes of distress in one's life Prior to working in private practice, James worked for the psychosexual team at Croydon University Hospital He is a...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Roz Urquhart
Roz Urquhart

Roz is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, who offers both long- and short-term psychotherapy She works with a varied client group offering a welcoming, safe and confidential therapeutic space in which to help her clients explore and process the issues that are bringing them into therapy Roz supports her clients to focus on unconscious processes, inner conflicts and...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Natasha Maidment
Natasha Maidment

Natasha is a person–centred counsellor and psychotherapist who will provide you with a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental space to explore any thoughts or concerns you wish to bring She works with a range of issues including anxiety, stress, critical thoughts, trauma, relationship issues, identity, depression, loss and low self-esteem Natasha offers a...

Oxford Circus

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 Stamatia Lorentzou
Stamatia Lorentzou

Stamatia draws on a broad range of theories of psychotherapy She works collaboratively with her clients to understand the causes of their concern and find ways to move forward Stamatia offers both short-term and longer-term therapy She has worked in various organisational settings with individuals seeking to address relationship issues, low self esteem, separation,...

Bloomsbury

Therapist Yussef Ferguson
Yussef Ferguson

Yussef is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who offers both long and short term personal therapy to individuals He has experience of working with a diverse range of clients and can provide a warm, confidential space to explore and gain insight into any past or present personal difficulties and experiences Yussef works with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss,...

Oxford Circus

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 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 Evan Bates
Evan Bates

Evan is a psychodynamic therapist, offering both long and short term therapy He creates a non-judgemental and reflective space to help clients explore their difficulties and concerns Working together to understand the connections between past and current relationships, Evan supports clients in developing a deeper awareness of their recurring emotional patterns and further...

Soho

Therapist Nicola Reeves
Nicola Reeves

Nicola is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist Nicola believes in giving clients time and space to approach therapy in the way they need to approach it She finds this is the best way to develop a therapeutic relationship that allows feelings to be truly explored and evaluated As a psychodynamic...

Soho