Relationship Counselling in North West London, Central London W1 and online
My name is Dawn Kaffel, welcome to my practice. I have been working in private practice in Hampstead and Central London as a 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 at some date in the future. For more information about online counselling please click here 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. Please click here to see a short video of Dr Johnson speaking about EFT.
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
I regularly write a blog and I was inspired to write my latest one by the resignation of the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. Here's an extract:
Reading this headline in The Times last weekend and hearing Jacinda Ardern announce her resignation as the youngest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand saying “I am human, politicians are human. We give all that we can for as long as we can. And then its time. And for me it’s time."
This made me think how many couples I work with, especially in these difficult stressful times, either make impulsive decisions to end a marriage quickly or struggle for some time with whether enough is enough in their relationships and it’s time to quit. Click here to read on ...
What do people talk to their therapists about at the moment?
What to do when one partner wants to leave
Is online therapy the future?
Dawn Interview - Couples Separating in Later Life