James Earl Relationship Counsellor
for couples and individuals
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
are often available
Book a session effortlessly
check my availability & book online
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
Lecture To LEH
I gave a public lecture in November 2021 at the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton on domestic abuse.
Film premiere lecture
I gave a public lecture in October at the new Exchange Theatre, Twickinham on coercive control and domestic abuse, for the premiere of the short film 'Tears Dry to Frost' directed by Alexandra Shaw.
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.
'Thank you for the session today. It really helped in seeing some potential and practical ways forward’
'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.'
'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
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.