James Earl info@jamesearl.com 07429 186 222

I am currently taking on new couples & individuals, working in person (observing distancing rules) and via Zoom, Facetime, Skype & WhatsApp.

I specialise in working with couples and individuals on communication issues, loss of desire in long-term relationships, and surviving affairs.

First sessions are free, without any obligation to continue, so you can check out you're comfortable working with me. You do not need to block-book or pay in advance. I can usually see you within 48 hours (and sometimes the same day). I work evenings, weekends, and daytimes.

I am based in Hampton (near Teddington) in the London Borough of Richmond in SW London, but I work with clients from across the UK and abroad.

I have a Post-graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy from Relate. You can read about my background and professional training, and what to expect from a couples counselling session. I have been in private practice for nearly ten years, and worked for Relate for several years before that. I also teach at Richmond American International University,  

I write, publish and  lecture on relationships and desire.You can read my paper 'The Romantic Myth of Making Love' which I delivered at the 2018 UKCP annual conference. You can also read some of my other online articles. Please follow me on LinkedIn and Twitter, and read my Blog on counselling and relationships (and leave comments).

Relationship counselling works! Over 80% of repsondents 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 genders and sexualities.

Contact me to make an enquiry, book a session, or for an informal chat.

Some Testimonials:

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

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

C, Surbiton

‘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

‘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

‘You are a brilliant therapist’

M, Kingston

Relationship Counselling | Relationship Therapy | Couple Counselling | Couple Therapy | Marriage Counselling | Marriage Guidance

Richmond Twickenham Teddingtom Kingston Hampton

Serving The London Boroughs of Richmond Upon Thames,

Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Merton;

Royal Borough of  Kingston Upon Thames;

County of Surrey

& beyond


James Earl

MSW (Susssex) PgDip (Relate) BA Hons (Mddx)


For Couples & Individuals

Confidential Private Practice SW London

07429 186 222