James Earl Relationship Counsellor

& Psychosexual Therapist

for couples and individuals

Improve communication

Restore desire & intimacy

Recover from affairs

Help with sexual issues

James Earl MSW (Sussex) PgDip (Relate) BA Hons (Mddx)

First sessions are free

  to check you're OK with me

In person, or by Zoom

whichever works best for you

Immediate appointments

are often available

Book effortlessly

my diary is online

About me

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy from Relate, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Sussex. I am just completing my Psychosexual Professional Certificate with Relate. I have been in private practice for 12 years, & work with clients in London, the UK, & internationally.

I also work for All Points North, the leading  US mental health & well-being clinic in London's West End.

In addition, I work part-time for Relate, the UK's relationship counselling organisation. I am listed in the Relate Practitioners Directory.

Previously, I worked as a university lecturer, teaching philosophy for 25 years at Richmond, The American International University in London.

I was also a successful jazz pianist, resident at The Ivy and Le Pont de la Tour, and headlining the Jazz Café with my trio. I am married with children.

For recent news, media appearances and awards see below.

About a session

I see clients in person in my private practice at Hampton, in the London Borough of Richmond, SW London.

I can also see you in London's West End, through All Points North, at their Upper Wimpole Street office. If you'd like to book for the West End, email here.

I can work with you via Zoom / Facetime if you prefer.

Sessions last one hour, 90 minutes or 2 hours.

I work daytimes, evenings, & weekends . My earliest session is at 8am, & my last at 8pm.

You can see me for regular weekly sessions, or ad-hoc if you prefer. I don't ask you to sign a contract, block-book or pay in advance. You may cancel without charge.

First sessions are free. You can check my avalability and book a session at a time that suits you.

Your free first session is not just information-gathering - we discuss the issues you want to explore.

About relationship counselling

Relationship counselling works!  80% of respondents to a Relate survey said counselling had significantly improved their relationship.

Relationship counselling is for both couples and individuals, whether currently in relationships or not. I welcome clients of all backgrounds,  sexualities, and types of relationship.

Relationship counselling is a specialist form of therapy, so it is best to work with someone who has training in this specific model.

(I am also trained in psychodynamic, systemic, Transactional Analysis, & CBT approaches to therapy.)

I believe therapy is a collaboratave process, so i am always happy to discuss the approaches I use. I may suggest reading you will find helpful. In my view, sharing concepts and models helps develop understanding and promotes change.

If you'd like to chat informally about starting therapy,  contact me by text, email or phone.

News, Media & Awards

I write for Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine on sex, relationships and psychotherapy.

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I have written for Newsweek on dating and cheating.

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Listen to me on the Liz Earle Wellbeing Show podcast

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Watch my award-winning animations on  mental wellbeing.

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First sessions free

Couple Sessions: £90 per hour

Individual Sessions: £70 per hour

Prices through All Points North in the West End are available on request.

I offer discounted rates if  you're unemployed or on a low income.

Client Feedback

'Thank you for the session today. It really helped in seeing some potential and practical ways forward’

C, Surbiton

'Thankyou for all your very wise and practical guidance. You are very calm and so neutral and so practical it has been very very helpful.'

R, Camberwell

'We couldn't possibly have got to where we are without your support, for which I'm hugely grateful'

R & R, Richmond

'We seem to be doing really well, thanks to all your help'

D & M, Kingston

‘You are a brilliant therapist’

M, Wimbledon

‘We feel that you're on our wavelength and I don't think there are many people of whom that would be true’

T & K, Teddington

‘Thank you so much for meeting with us this morning - we have both come away feeling very positive about the process that we started’

S & P, New Malden


12 Station Road, Hampton

TW12 2BX

'The Old Police Station'

07429 186 222


Hours: Monday - Sunday 8am  - 9pm

There is free parking nearby.

You can park right outside after 6.30pm.

A parking space is available on request.

Bikes are safe behind a locked gate.

The 111, 216 & R68 bus routes stop nearby. Hampton Rail Station is 8 mins on foot.

Tea, coffee, & herb teas are available.

My room is on the ground floor.

There is a bathroom you can use.

Contact me

You can

just book a session

or click to email:


or phone or text:

07429 186 222

I respond quickly, and am always willing to chat informally