James Earl Relationship Counsellor

for couples and individuals

Improving communication

Restoring desire & intimacy

Recovery from affairs

Help with sexual issues

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

First sessions are free

  to check you're comfortable with me

See me in person, or by Zoom

whichever works best for you

Immediate appointments

are often available

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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 for All Points North, the leading  US mental health & well-being clinic, at its new London centre in Upper Wimpole Street.

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

For recent news, media appearances and awards see below.

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

About a session

Sessions normally last one hour, 90 minutes or 2 hours. I work in in person, or via Zoom. 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.

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

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

I see clients in person in my rooms at Hampton, SW London and also in London's West End.

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

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. I am always happy to discuss my training, my approach, and i like to share helpful concepts and why therapy  works.

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: £90 per hour

Individual Sessions: £70 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.