Established in 1948, The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) is the leading charity provider of highly specialised and affordable couple and parent counselling and psychotherapy.  It is a registered charity (No. 211058) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 241618).  TCCR also offers a range of other relationship, parenting and psychosexual support services throughout London.

The TCCR is recognised in its field as a centre of advanced practice and study, both nationally and internationally. They run a rich and varied range of trainings from introductory courses, professional trainings through to professional doctorates in psychodynamic couple counselling and psychotherapy.


The Centre:

  • supplies specialist therapeutic services to couples, parents and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships
  • provides clinical training for the next generation of couple counsellors and psychotherapists
  • provides specialist training for counsellors and therapists working with relationship breakdown and its adverse effects on children
  • provides training and consultancy on delivering, developing and managing services for couples and families
  • undertakes research that contributes to the understanding of couple and family relationships and how best they might be improved
  • collaborates with the University of East London (UEL) to provide the first UK Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Masters Degree in the Psychoanalytic Study of the Couple Relationship. The University also validates the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple Counselling.


TCCR are committed to providing training, research and services that:

  • Alleviate the distress caused by family breakdown
  • Enhance the lives of children
  • Contribute to furthering understanding about the nature of couple relating.
  • Are available and accessible to all, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.