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Relationship Counselling London

Are you worried about your relationship or marriage? Psymplicity Healthcare specialises in relationship and marriage counselling (or relationship therapy) in London. Our highly experienced team provides bespoke counselling plans tailored to you. Together we will find a lasting solution that works for you and your partner or spouse.
Ready to book? Online and in-person appointments with our specialist psychiatrists are now available.
Book a 1-hour online assessment for £190.


Psymplicity Healthcare is a specialist provider of Relationship and Marriage Counselling in London. Our psychiatrists help couples resolve their issues, either in person at our Harley Street psychiatry clinic, or online via video consultation. We are currently offering an initial 1-hour online assessment for £190 - so you can see if our approach works for you.

What is Relationship Counselling?

Relationships have their ups and downs and requires hard work in order to ensure both parties feel mutually supported and secure. If ongoing problems are causing unhappiness, insecurity or a significant rift, relationship counselling can help you and your partner or spouse to resolve conflicts and move forward together.

Psymplicity’s relationship counsellors provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can both talk openly about the problems or issues that you are struggling with and work to better understand and support one another.

You can opt for individual relationship or marriage counselling sessions if you would feel more comfortable discussing your marital issues with your therapist individually, or you can attend couples’ therapy sessions and work on any communication and behavioural issues affecting your relationship together.

Whichever form of relationships counselling you choose, Psymplicity’s highly-trained and experienced relationship counselling experts will help you to identify the issues you are facing, improve communication and resolve these issues. If the issues can not be resolved, we will help you to part ways constructively.

How can relationship counselling help?

If you have been in a relationship for a very long time, it is easy to lose focus on connecting with, listening to and supporting your partner. When you share your concerns with a relationship counsellor as a couple, you gain perspective and become more aware of your relationship issues so that you can identify and address negative patterns.

Sometimes, you may find that you are unable to actually define the issues with your relationship, but find yourself repeatedly feeling unhappy. Our experienced marriage counsellors can help you identify new ways to rebuild your relationship and rediscover the closeness that was instrumental in bringing you and your partner together. Speaking to our caring counsellors can also support you to rebuild your confidence, see more options and possibilities in relating, and feel enabled to make empowered choices about your relationships.

Couples counselling provides you with the tools to:

  • Establish a constructive communication channel with your partner
  • Manage expectations effectively
  • Negotiate, compromise and resolve conflicts without escalating
  • See each other’s perspectives
  • Understand the impact of external factors, such as family values and lifestyle, on your relationship.
  • Identify ways to move forward

What are the most common relationship problems?

There are a number of factors that can result in either short-term ‘rough patches’ or a more serious lasting relationship problem, such as:

  • Lack of trust
  • Monetary problems
  • Affairs
  • Sexual issues
  • Work stress
  • Conflicting parenting styles
  • Differences in lifestyle and cultural beliefs
  • Differences in goals
  • Physical and emotional abuse

When is relationship counselling needed?

It is possible that you may feel that you are drifting away from your partner or you are holding back from speaking openly or spending time with them, which can be worrying. If you are unsure whether you need professional therapist help to mend your relationship, refer to the following signs that indicate you could benefit from seeking relationship counselling:

  • Drastic reduction in speaking to each other
  • Constant arguments over trivial issues
  • Fear of sharing your feelings transparently with your partner
  • You have started keeping things from your partner, even significant information
  • You have been lying about your financial patterns
  • You are thinking about or are engaged in an affair outside your relationship

Whether you are worried about specific aspects of your relationship, a certain event has caused significant damage to your intimacy, or you feel you are not getting the emotional support you need from your partner, couple counselling can help. It is important to remember that counselling need not always be considered as the ‘last resort’ but rather a tool that can help bridge the gap between you and your partner, anytime you need it.

How long does relationship counselling last?

Relationship counselling can be short term, lasting a few weeks, or long term over the course of months and years. The duration of the counselling depends on the specific needs of the person or couple undergoing counselling, the nuances of their relationship issues and the duration of their issues before they began counselling. If your issues are related to a specific crisis, you may see good progress after a few sessions. Couples with complex problems in a marriage may need counselling for months to find a way to reconcile.

What happens at my first relationship counselling session?

During your initial assessment session at our London clinic, you will be guided through a supportive and consultative evaluation process by a highly-trained and experienced relationship therapist. You and your therapist will work together to understand your relationship issues, fears and difficulties, as well as any relevant experiences that may be affecting your current relationship, such as childhood trauma, past relationships and family background. Once they have acquired a good understanding of your issues, your therapist will focus on helping you to overcome your relationship problems by equipping you with the necessary tools and techniques.


Dr Annette Wilson

Dr Annette Wilson is a registered Senior Family & Systemic Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and is a member of Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and College for Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy.

Dr John Prentice

John completed his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy, and Neuropsychology in South Africa and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Essex University. He also completed the British Psychological Society’s accredited Expert Evidence training.

Dr Agnieszka Gunning

Dr Agnieszka Gunning is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. She completed MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Birkbeck College followed by a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London.

Other Psychiatric Conditions Treated by Psymplicity

Our psychiatric team are specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions and many others. Each patient is treated on a case-by-case basis, meaning that your treatment plan is unique to you. We have two clinics across London and appointments available, so contact us today and book yours now.


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Social anxiety is the regular experience of feeling awkwardness, dread, fear, anxiety and panic, amongst others, in social situations. Social anxiety might not occur in all social situations. For example one might feel comfortable in one-to-one relationships but very ill at ease amongst groups of friends or in large crowds.

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We specialise in the treatment of all forms of depression and are proud to offer an essential lifeline for those looking to regain control of their lives.

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Q: How does relationship counselling work?

When you attend relationship counselling, the counsellor will provide you with effective tools to constructively overcome relationship issues that you have with your partner. This approach will help you to:

  • Become aware of your fears, concerns and issues
  • Recognise behavioral patterns in your relationship
  • Help you communicate better with your partner
  • Manage challenging situations by avoiding escalation
  • Avoid confrontational situations and instead resolve conflicts constructively

Q: Do relationship counsellors take sides?

No. Relationship counsellors always provide unbiased, neutral advice. They help you identify the issues within your relationship and help you and your partner overcome these issues with their impartial and practical advice.

Q: How will I know if I need relationship counselling?

If you feel like you have been unable to understand your partner recently, or if you have been keeping away from them by finding excuses to work late, or if you find yourselves constantly arguing and unable to agree on the smallest thing, or if you’re feeling extremely lonely and stuck/ helpless, relationship counselling can help.

If you have faced significant life issues such as one partner engaging in an affair or deep financial strains, seeking professional help can help you overcome the stress caused by these events and learn to move forward with your partner.

Q: What will a relationships counsellor ask?

A relationships counsellor will try to gain a holistic perspective of your relationship, in order to help you rebuild it. Some of the questions that they ask may cover:

  • Personal history, including details about your family background and childhood
  • History of past relationships
  • Nuances of your current relationship
  • Details about issues that you are experiencing in your relationship

Q: Does relationship counselling work?

Relationship counselling does work and in most cases, it tends to provide a positive outcome when you opt for counselling during the early stages of difficulty in a relationship. For the counselling to work, it is essential that you remain sincere as a couple in sharing information honestly without holding back, implement the support and advice provided by the counsellor and above all, remain committed to the process.


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