Press releases

 TCCR, along with the leading professional bodies for the professions of psychotherapy and counselling, has written to NICE to express concern regarding the recruitment procedure for the guideline development group covering depression in adults. TCCR highlighted that the proposed list of professionals for the development of the guidelines didn’t include either a psychotherapist or a counsellor despite the fact that both are more involved in the treatment of depression than any other professional grouping. 

President of Malta meets with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships to discuss approaches to helping couples.

The Chief Executive and other senior members of staff from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) were delighted to meet today with Her Excellency the President of Malta. The President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, has recently set up a National Centre for Family Research which forms part of the President's Foundation for Social Well-being. It was with great pleasure therefore that we were able to discuss with her the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships' experience of devising and providing relational approaches to helping parental couples.

For many of us the Christmas period is a happy time of year when we look forward to spending time with family and friends, indulging in plenty of food and drink and taking a well-earned break from the stresses of work.
However, the holiday season is not always such a magical time for everyone. Enquiries to relationship counselling services increase significantly during the post-Christmas period due to the many pressures faced by couples and families over the Christmas holidays.

A free service has been developed by a local counselling and psychotherapy charity to help couples when one partner has been diagnosed with dementia.  

Supported by Camden Council, the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) has launched the Living Together with Dementia programme to improve the quality of life of couples in Camden who are living with dementia.
Dementia can be difficult to understand and come to terms with, bringing challenges for couples at a time when the relationship with their partner is key. 

TCCR has teamed up with Mischon de Reya to help address the need to offer alternative ways to resolve disputes for families, so that litigation can be the last, not the first resort for the resolution of parental disagreements.

This project comes in light of recent government figures, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, which reveal that the numbers of unrepresented parents in family court cases have increased dramatically over the last year coinciding with the withdrawal of legal aid from most family proceedings in April 2013. 

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships is delighted to announce that, from September, Mr Nick Pearce is to become the new Chair of Trustees, taking over the role from Dr Anton Obholzer. Dr Obholzer has been chair of TCCR’s governing body, The Tavistock Institute for Medical Psychology, for nearly nine years during which time he has overseen profound changes in the organisation’s scope and size.


The Cowans’  Supporting Father Involvement - A Couple Approach Programme, which aims to help couples resolve ineffective relationship dynamics which can have a negative impact on their children, is being brought from California to UK this month 

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships is today publishing the report of an investigation it has carried out on the availability of couple therapy for depression in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services.

World Mental Health day is taking place this Thursday 10th October and on this important day, the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships will open the doors to brand, new premises in the city, only 1 minute walk from Liverpool Street station. We will offer our specialist counselling and therapy services from this new centre in addition to the 12,000 sessions we deliver from our centre in Warren Street, W1.

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