James Earl Relationship Counsellor

& Psychosexual Therapist for couples and individuals


First sessions are free

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

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 have been in private practice for 12 years, & work with clients in London, the UK, & internationally. I also work part-time for Relate, and am listed in the Relate Practitioners Directory. I am on the Psychology Today website, and am fully insured. For recent news, media appearances and awards see below.

In addition to being a qualified & experienced psychotherapist & relationship counsellor, I have worked as a university lecturer, & a professional jazz pianist.

For 25 years I taught philosophy at Richmond, The American International University in London. I was also the house pianist at The Ivy and Le Pont de la Tour, and headlined the Jazz Café with my trio.

I am married with children.

About a session

Sessions normally last one hour, 90 minutes or 2 hours. I work from rooms in Hampton in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, and in Marylebone, central London.

First sessions are free. Check my avalability and book a session at a time that suits you. Subsequent sessions in Hampton are £85 per hour for couples, £65 for individuals, and £150 for couples and individals in person in central London

I work daytimes, evenings, & weekends . My earliest session is at 8am, & my last at 8pm. I can see you once a week, or you may prefer to book sessions ad-hoc. You don't need to block-book.

Your first free session is not just information-gathering - we discuss the issues. I believe in fostering a warm relationship with clients to help us examine complex life issues together, and I view therapy as a collaborative process.

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.

Besides this specialist training I am also trained in psychodynamic, systemic, Transactional Analysis, & CBT approaches to therapy.

i am always happy to discuss the approaches I use, and suggest reading you might find helpful. In my view, sharing concepts and models helps the process.

News, Media & Awards


First sessions free

Couple Sessions: £85 per hour

Individual Sessions: £65 per hour

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

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12 Station Road, Hampton

TW12 2BX

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.


Cool Relationships is a collaboration between James & Quint Boa of Shoot You Films, to produce short animations on mental well-being.

The IPG is a group of psychotherapists around the world who collaborate on advancing cross-disciplary understanding of their profession.