Tavistock Relationships Launches New Online Psychotherapy Service

Couples can now access specialist help via webcam

Tavistock Relationships, a world-leading centre of excellence in providing couple therapy and individual counselling, is entering new ground by offering therapy and counselling for couples and individuals online via webcam

Tavistock Relationships combines cutting-edge research in supporting couples and individuals with a rich tradition of clinical practice accumulated over 70 years. Having developed a number of innovative psychotherapeutic approaches to help relationships, including sexual problems, parenting issues, separation and divorce, as well as other specialised therapeutic programmes, the organisation has a reputation not only for clinical excellence but also for training therapists and providing a range of stimulating professional development programmes and events.  

Delivering over 17,000 sessions of counselling and psychotherapy a year from its two London Centres, and with demand growing year on year, it was deemed important to make the charity’s unique therapies available to those who live outside London, or who are unable to access our services for other reasons. With this in mind the organisation decided to launch an online service.

Although online therapy has started to become more widely available in the private sector, it is still a relatively new offering for clients from reputable established organisations such as Tavistock Relationships. The ‘talking therapies’ sector has long since debated the value of online provision, but recent evidence from both sides of the Atlantic demonstrates the positive benefits of this provision.

Reliability and security are two of the most critical factors with any public digital service. Tavistock Relationships has formed a tech partnership with specialist provider of online platforms, Zoom.

Whereas some providers of webcam support have opted for more popular platforms, which are not encrypted end to end and have concerns about their stability, Zoom has maximum uptime, secures session content by encrypting the web communications, has best of class security. Crucially, no information is recorded or retained.

Speaking of the new launch, Director of Clinical Services, Limor Abramov said:

“We are excited to make our clinical services available for couples and individuals who live outside London or are unable to access face-to-face help from our London centres for other reasons. The sessions are delivered by highly qualified, experienced counsellors and psychotherapists. We are very pleased to report that after piloting the service we have received excellent results both in terms of satisfaction with the help received and in terms of the smooth running of our user-friendly software.”   



For more information, contact:

John Fenna, Head of Marketing & Communications T: 020 7380 1974

E: jfenna@TavistockRelationships.org  W: www.tavistockrelationships.org

Notes to Editors:

  • Tavistock Relationships is committed to providing a highly confidential service using our online platform which is flexible, reliable and secure.
  • Tavistock Relationships’ Online Therapy Service is open to couples or individuals who have access to the internet via a computer, laptop or tablet with a camera.
  • Couples wishing to book an initial consultation can call 020 7380 1960 or email appointments@TavistockRelationships.org to book an online session, or find out more at www.TavistockRelationships.org

About Tavistock Relationships

The quality of our closest relationships profoundly affects how we feel about ourselves and has material and measurable consequences for our lives and those around us – affecting the emotional, cognitive and physical development of our children, our capacity to work and to be fulfilled in work, and our physical and mental health.

Established in 1948 Tavistock Relationships (formerly TCCR) is an internationally renowned charity delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples.

Tavistock Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Registered Charity Number: 211058. Company number: 241618 registered in England and Wales. The Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.