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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

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My Work

Working as a Couples Counsellor for the past twenty years has given me an insight into the importance of helping couples sustain a more stable, fulfilling relationship that works for them and grows strong over time. Counselling offers the time and space to reflect and explore how to do this by communicating more effectively.

My work with both same sex and heterosexual individuals and couples helps them to understand how to manage the challenges and struggles that we all face, whilst maintaining trust and respect for each other. I focus on their relationship difficulties and support my clients to make sense of their issues, so that they can become more of a team and move towards growth and change.

I am an accredited BACP Couples Counsellor having trained as a psychodynamic therapist and worked as a volunteer with London Marriage Guidance (now the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) and as a Relate Licensed practitioner for many years.

Although I also trained in CBT to help with depression and general health anxiety, my particular interest is working with Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr Sue Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. This approach helps partners understand their stuck negative patterns of interactions. It enables them to move towards a feeling of connection and safety, being able to recognise and understand their fighting patterns, so they can step back from them and talk about it, instead of getting caught up in it.

Dr Susan Johnson - Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) - Short Introduction

When I'm working face-to-face, my private Couples Counselling Practice is based in West Hampstead and Central London where I work with both same sex and heterosexual individuals and couples. I am also a member of Coupleworks a specialised London-based Relationship Counselling network.

I have always offered online counselling and, during the pandemic, this became (and remains) my primary way of working. Appointments are held during daytimes, evenings and Sunday mornings and I try to offer appointments as quickly as possible.

Contacting Me

If you would like to discuss things further or to make an appointment, you can call me on 07976 403741 or (020) 8959 9528. Alternatively you can contact me by email by clicking here.

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