Psychotherapists from Tavistock Relationships, the internationally renowned charity providing couple therapy at two London clinics and online, will be among a group of therapists providing expert relationship support via ITV This Morning’s helpline service, as part of the programme’s focus on relationships today (8 January 2020).
The activity saw the organisation partner with Relate in order to help as many viewers as possible.
John Fenna, Tavistock Relationships’ Head of Marketing & Communications, explained why the venture was so important:
“We are delighted to be able to support ITV This Morning’s focus on relationships this week. Here at Tavistock Relationships we always see a significant rise in couples and individuals seeking relationship support in the New Year, so it’s great to be able to provide this extra help at such a difficult time for many couples.
“Relationships are hard to do at the best of times, but over the festive season many couple relationships are further tested by the pressure of trying to create the perfect Christmas.
“We urge couples experiencing anxiety, worry and confusion about their relationship to seek expert support, to help avoid a crisis, leading to emotional turmoil and potential mental health issues for the whole family.”
Last year, Tavistock Relationships, which has been providing therapy and counselling for couples and individuals for over 70 years, held 20,734 therapy sessions, helping thousands of people with their relationships.
In 2016, Tavistock Relationships launched its Online Therapy Service to increase the accessibility of its clinical services to those living outside London. From 2018 to 2019, the number of therapy services delivered online doubled to a total of 1,170 sessions.
John adds: “Our online therapy service is a new way of delivering couple counselling via the internet, making our services available to people who are not able to access our central London-based centres.
“It’s just like face-to-face therapy except you and your partner communicate with your therapist via your personal computer. As well as those living outside London, it might suit people with limited mobility or people who are frequently away travelling for their work.”
Tavistock Relationships’ therapy fees are charged according to capacity to pay, with no minimum fee, so that anyone can access Tavistock Relationships’ services, whatever their financial circumstances.
In addition to offering counselling and psychotherapy, Tavistock Relationships runs professional training programmes in couple psychotherapy ranging from introductory to doctorate level.
For more information about Tavistock Relationships services, visit www.tavistockrelationships.org or call 020 7380 8288.
For more press information contact:
John Fenna, Head of Marketing & Communications
T: 020 7380 1974 E: jfenna@TavistockRelationships.org
Paula Scott, PR consultant T: 07932 740221
Debbie Walker, PR Consultant T: 077486 40577
Notes to Editors
Established in 1948, Tavistock Relationships is a registered charity internationally renowned for delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to support couples.
Working from two London bases (Hallam Street and New Street) as well as operating a nationally available online service, Tavistock Relationships has 120 professionals providing an effective and highly-regarded form of couples’ counselling and psychotherapy.
Last year (2018-2019), Tavistock Relationships held 20,734 therapy sessions, helping thousands of people with their relationships.