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Couples Counselling Practice Counselling for Couples and Individuals with Dawn Kaffel
West Hampstead in North West London and Central London W1

Relationship Counselling in North West London, Central London W1 and online

December 2021/January 2022 - After another challenging year it really does feel like we have come full circle and are back to continuing anxieties about Covid 19 affecting our health and daily routines.

I wanted to thank you all - both my long-standing and my many new clients - for taking the big decision to move from face-to-face counselling to online therapy. I really appreciate that for some it has been challenging and I hope that I have been able to provide a safe and secure environment for us to work together.

Thank you all for your continued support and interest in my blogs which is hugely appreciated. I wish you a very good festive break and a happy and healthy 2022. I very much look forward to reconnecting with you all in January.

My name is Dawn Kaffel and I have been working in private practice as a North West London relationship therapist and counsellor for over twenty years.

I am a well qualified and highly experienced Couples Counsellor offering relationship counselling for couples and individuals. Prior to the pandemic I was working online and from my practices in West Hampstead and North West London. I hope to return to working with clients face to face in Central London from a practice in W1 close to Marylebone High Street once it is safe to do so.

I am continuing to work online via Zoom, FaceTime and Skype and have been pleased to be able to continue to offer counselling services during this challenging time, when it seems that it is needed even more. For more information about online counselling please click Counselling during the pandemic and, for more details about my general working practice, please click here.

I offer couples and relationship counselling to same-sex and heterosexual individuals and couples and my clients come from a wide range of different backgrounds, cultures and religions. I take an impartial and empathic approach in a confidential and caring setting.

I believe we all want the best relationship we can possibly have but we are, unfortunately, often left disappointed and let down. Relationship therapy can offer couples an opportunity to discuss and understand more clearly what is not working and help them work towards making changes that will enhance a partnership.

With this in mind I often integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) into my work. This process helps make sense of relationship distress and helps clients understand and change negative patterns into more secure and safe connections. By using a series of steps that were developed by Dr Susan Johnson in Canada, couples learn to reconnect and work towards a stronger emotional bond.

A relationship doesn't need to be in crisis to for you to come for counselling. Having the space to think and reflect on what we want from our lives and relationships with an experienced couples counsellor can really help to clarify and facilitate change.

New Blog - 'Relationship Challenges: when one partner wants to leave.'
In support of thinking and reflecting, I write regular blogs exploring the different issues that arise in couples' relationships. My new blog discusses what happens when one partner wants to leave the relationship.

Extract from: 'Relationship Challenges: when one partner wants to leave'
"Relationships are complex and challenging, of that there is no doubt. Never more so than over the past two years when we have had to manage Covid and all its implications on top of everything else going on in our lives.."
Click here to read on.