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One of the more common causes of unhappiness, and one which often brings people into counselling, is relationship difficulties. These take many diverse forms: Frequently the problem is difficulty in finding or maintaining long term relationships, but for others it may be a dependence on such relationships. In many cases it is a problem with a particular relationship in which either the client or their partner is unhappy or which seems to be failing.

A frequent cause of problems within a relationship is the fairy story myth that seems to permeate our culture: i.e. once the prince and princess overcome the obstacles that keep them apart the story ends and they live “happily ever after”. The reality is that this is just the start of the story.

Making a relationship work requires a great deal more than just finding the right partner: it involves knowing how to negotiate and to compromise and, using communication and conflict resolution skills. It is important to have interests in common and to find ways to accommodate difference. It is often useful to examine each other’s respective expectations of the relationship. It helps if partners are realistic about which of their needs they can expect to get met within the relationship and which they need to take elsewhere.

Whether working with individuals or couples, I am are  open to working on either a short term basis, usually with clearly defined goals, or longer term, often with a much more open and flexible agenda updating the goals and commitments as we move further into therapy . The length of therapy for each type of relationship counselling is something that is discussed during the first session.

I aspire to listen and endeavour to assist you with any kind of concern you may be having regarding any kind of relationship problem and to help you find the best solution to your worries. I provide the space to help you work through the difficulties of any relational issue: whether it is how to improve the relationship with your loved ones, to create better social relationships, how to attract a better relationship or how to work through the difficulties and commitments of a long lasting relationship.

For further details about relationship therapies please go to Couples Counselling.

To make an initial consultation for relationship counselling please either call Tel: 020 8366 8077 or simply fill the form below, and someone will contact you very soon.


The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for the client to work towards living life in a way he or she experiences as more satisfying and resourceful. Counselling may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insight and knowledge, working through feelings, inner conflict, or improving relationship with others.

At Harley Street Counselling we provide help and management with the following issues:

  • Body and physical acceptance
  • Eating disorders
  • Fears, phobias
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Work related stress
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Difficulties making decision(s)
  • Addictions
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Panic -Attacks
  • Depression
  • Suicide and suicidal thoughts
  • Low self esteem/Confidence

Sessions at Harley Street Counselling are strictly confidential and complete discretion is assured.

What to Expect

After an initial appointment in Harley Street, there is no obligation to continue if you do not wish to. You and I may use the time to examine the life difficulties for which you are considering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Therapy or Psychotherapy. I will address any questions you may have. You can see how you feel working with me. You and I will then be able to decide if my mental health practice is right for you.

The Integrative Counselling approaches I use:


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what issue concerning your childhood and/or adulthood you discuss. An objective of Counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and discover a solution that is appropriate for you.

Integrative Therapy

Integrative Therapy combines therapeutic approaches to fit your needs and the issues you experience. It considers your subjective experience and choices. The aim of Integrative Therapy is to help you develop your self-understanding.

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy focuses on valuing you. It sees you as a whole human being and prioritises your personal growth. Humanistic Therapy aims to help you recognise your autonomy.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and significant moments in your life. Psychotherapy intends to help you develop or find appropriate methods of coping.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses unhelpful thoughts that perpetuate the problems you experience. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

Chris Stavri, Counsellor and Supervisor at Harley Street Counselling.

To arrange an appointment, please either call Tel: 020 8366 8077 or fill the form below, and someone will contact you very soon.

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