The Relationship Centre was originally formed in 2005 by Tom at his Harley Street, London Clinic. Although not at first seeking to work with couples, it gradually became more and more common for Tom to see many couples during his working week.
When in 2008, Tom and Tina became both life and business partners, they looked at developing a better way of working with couples, and explored many different approaches around the world to see what helped relationships most. Gradually they formed the way they work now, although they are still learning new and different approaches. Their ethos is not to sit back and just let couples argue in the therapy room, but to be proactive with the couple to help them develop the understanding and skills to move forward and build a better relationship.
In 2010, Tom retired the London Clinic, and they moved to the New Forest area as a way getting the life style and environment to fulfil many of their needs in enjoying nature, the coast and open spaces. Since then the centre as quickly grown into a busy clinic. The Relationship Centre is a Hub to provide not only counselling, but also research, supervision and training around relationships.
When working with couples, they found time and time again the feedback they were getting was how many of the couples had received very poor relationship counselling in the past, which had done nothing to improve their relationship, and at times had put them off seeking further counselling. Tom and Tina had also in previous earlier relationships experienced couple counselling, and both found it unhelpful. In hindsight, after understanding counselling, they realised that the therapy they had received had not helped deal with the current issues or given the tools to be able to make changes. This is part of their drive to provide better counselling to help couples in the best way they can.
Tina is an experienced psychotherapist who has been working in the field of counselling and mental health for over 10 years. She is an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and has been working with couples for many years.
Tina’s training and experience includes;
Dip HE in Humanistic/Gestalt Counselling with Winchester University
Fully trained in couples counselling
Training and experience in Family therapy
Many years work as a Well-being Practitioner with MIND - liasing with the 'Time to Change' project
Student and staff counsellor with Southampton University
Tina offers counselling using an eclectic approach which is tailored to your needs, and specialises in the most common models of therapy, such as:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Solution focused brief therapy
Tom is a fully qualified Counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
He started seeing clients full-time in 2003 and as well as specialising in seeing couples, he also works with anxieties and fears.
Tom’s training and qualifications include;
Fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor
Certified Stress Coach
Trained Bereavement Counsellor
Certified in working with Self-Esteem
Working with Suicide
Working with Couples and Relationships Therapy
Full Member of;
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Accredited and Registered
The National Counselling Society Accredited and Registered
Aviva Approved Provider
Bupa Approved Provider
Both Tom and Tina continue to train UK or worldwide in finding the best way to work with couples, using latest research and approaches, so the therapy can be tailored to the couple and their unique issues they are bringing into counselling.