James Earl Relationship Counsellor
& Psychosexual Therapist
for couples and individuals
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
are often available
my diary is online
I have a 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 , the leading US mental health & well-being clinic in London's West End.
In addition, I work part-time for , 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 , at their Upper Wimpole Street office.You can book online for the West End
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 availability and 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 collaborative 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
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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I was interviewed by Mariella Frostrup on Women's Radio.
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First sessions free
Couple Sessions: £90 per hour
Individual Sessions: £70 per hour
Prices through in the West End are .
I offer discounted rates if you're unemployed or on a low income.
'Thank you for the session today. It really helped in seeing some potential and practical ways forward’
'Thank you for a ll your very wise and practical guidance. You are very calm and so neutral and so practical it has been very very helpful.'
'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’
‘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
'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.
or click to email:
or phone or text:
07429 186 222
I respond quickly, and am always willing to chat informally