A simple, lower cost way to access online couples therapy now.
Press release 19 May 2020
Tavistock Relationships responds to lockdown with affordable relationship help
lTavistock Relationships, the charity specialising in relationship counselling and psychotherapy, is offering new affordable, online relationship counselling sessions to help support people affected by stress and anxiety as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown.
Four webcam meetings with couple psychotherapists are being offered to couples and individuals to explore how the current situation is affecting their relationship, at a cost based on their ability to pay.
Andrew Balfour, chief executive of Tavistock Relationships, explains: “We are very concerned about the health of relationships right now, with so many people under extreme pressure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and we are already seeing more people coming to us with very seriously distressed relationships.
“We urge people to seek support and intervention before it’s too late. Right now we are seeing that in many cases, existing problems have been exacerbated with couples normally able to avoid tensions by leading very busy, separate and functional lives, now finding there’s nowhere to escape.
“And we are seeing some worrying new problems, such as tension around differing reactions to the risk of contracting the virus, arguments over home schooling and childcare, as well as increased anxiety over work and financial pressures.”
Tavistock Relationships was set up to help families in the wake of the Second World War, when traumatized families were in crisis, devastated by separation, loss and displacement.
Andrew continues: “We’ve been helping couples and families for over 70 years, and we are still here to support families in crisis as a result of the war against coronavirus.
“The overlap between depression and troubled relationships is much higher than many people realise. In fact, people living in troubled relationships are at least twice as likely to suffer from depression as people whose relationships aren’t troubled. And arguments can have long term damaging mental health consequences for children.
“It’s vital that people who are concerned about stress in their relationships should seek professional support to help understand the feelings they are experiencing and take steps to ease their anxieties.
“Our standard pricing is £95 per meeting, but to help people take their first steps into therapy at this incredibly difficult time, we are currently offering a limited number of subsidized places at a reduced rate of £50 or less, depending on their personal circumstances.”
For more information, visit www.tavistockrelationships.org or call 0207 380 1960 and ask for the charity’s ‘Living with Lockdown’ offer.
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 supporting couples.
Working from two London bases (Hallam Street and New Street) as well as operating a nationally available online service, Tavistock Relationships has over 100 professionals providing an effective and highly-regarded form of couples’ counselling and psychotherapy.
Last year, Tavistock Relationships held nearly 20,000 therapy sessions, helping thousands of people with their relationships. The charity received very positive feedback, with more than 93% of its clients saying they would certainly rate the organisation’s services as good and would recommend its services.