Relationship Counselling

Marriage Guidance / Relationship Counselling with Daren De Witt

Central London, near Liverpool St tube station

Home relationship counselling visits also possible

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Has your relationship hit troubled times?

Are you arguing frequently or not understanding one another?

Has an issue arisen that is painful or difficult for the two of you to deal with?

Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of support?

You CAN work through these issues to a place of deeper connection and love in your marriage / relationship!

Read on for more information about relationship counselling.

If you would like support with anger that is manifesting in your relationship or other situations, then please contact Daren.

All relationships going through cycles. Sometimes we have a strong sense of closeness, love and intimacy. At other times we feel distant, disconnected, angry and resentful. These cycles are natural. When things go wrong we may think or be told that it is because we are with the wrong person. However, it is more likely that our relationship is challenging us to work through the blocks and move to a deeper level of love and connection with one another.

Working through issues in relationships is not easy. It often helps to get support from someone who understands the deeper patterns and dynamics of relationships. Which is why it can be beneficial to seek relationship counselling / marriage guidance. This is not an admittance of failure but a statement of intent – that you value your relationship and want to put the effort into it that it deserves!

“Working with Daren has breathed new life into my marriage – we were seriously considering divorce when we started working with him, and now we are in better shape than ever! With his help we have learned how to listen to each other better and to communicate more effectively. Daren is endlessly patient, wise and compassionate, and he brilliantly models what he teaches.  I am so grateful to him and would recommend him without hesitation to any couple looking to re-connect with each other.” – Sarah D

“Thank you Daren for the session today, it was really useful.  I felt that I got the clarity I needed from the time you spent with me and it gave me a lot of food for thought.  I feel better afterwards.” – JW

How and Why Daren Can Help You

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  • Daren is trained in relationship counselling, having completed a Diploma in Relationship Psychodynamics with the Centre for Gender Psychology. So he understands the dynamics that occur in relationships and he can help you to understand what is happening in your own relationship.
  • Daren is a certifed trainer with, and London representative of, the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, which specialises in empathic listening. So he can help you to improve the quality of your listening to each other in your marriage or relationship.
  • Daren is a trained mediator, so if you are in conflict with each other, he can help you find your way through to mutual understanding and he can help you come to agreements that work for you both. And your arguments won’t phase Daren!
  • As a male, Daren is well placed to understand and support men, who often uncomfortable attending relationship counselling and can also be daunted at the thought of facing a female counsellor as well as their wife / partner! As a male, Daren can also share his own experience of relationship, and the lessons he has learned through applying the principles he has learnt in his own relationship.
  • At the same time, through his training in empathic listening and in the principles of relationship communication, Daren is also well-placed to hear and understand women and help their partner to understand their perspective.
  • N.B. LGBT+ couples are also welcome.

 

Relationship Counselling – How will Daren work with you?

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  • First session: In our first session together, I will hear from you about the issues in your relationship that have brought you to relationship counselling / marriage guidance and begin to help you to gain some understanding about these issues. From your side, you will both have a chance to see how I work with you, whether it is helpful for you, and whether both of you feel comfortable working with me.
  • Ongoing Sessions: If you feel comfortable with me and my approach, you may decide to continue with the sessions. You are free to come to as many relationship counselling / marriage guidance sessions as you wish. However, it can be helpful to think in terms of making a commitment to a block of 6 sessions. You can view this as making a commitment to and investment in your relationship. In this respect, relationships are no different from our work lives, where we need to commit to regular training and meetings if we want to make improvements!
  • Session length: Individual session are usually either 60 or 90 mins in length. I am open to longer sessions if that would suit your circumstances better.
  • Session Frequency: Many couples opt for fortnightly sessions, as this gives sufficient time for you to work on and explore material further before returning. If you are in crisis and need more support we can meet more frequently. After a course of 6 sessions, some couples choose to return monthly or bi-monthly, to help them maintain their relationship.

Location:

Daren runs sessions from a counselling venue 6 minutes walk from Liverpool St underground station in central London, EC1M. Daren can also visit you in your home, although this will cost you considerably more, as Daren will need to factor in travelling time and costs. Contact Daren to discuss the option of relationship counselling in your home.

Fees per session for Relationship counselling / Marriage guidance

Daren runs a sliding scale of fees, based on the combined gross income of the couple attending (whether married or not, or living together or not). Fees are outlined on the following table:

 

Annual combined
gross income

Monthly combined
gross income

Fee for 50
minute session

Fee for 90
minute session

Less than £30,000

Less than £2,500

£65

£95

£30,000 to £60,000

£2,500 to £5,000

£75

£115

More than £60,000

More than £5,000

£90

£135

If you are wanting a 1-to-1 session about your relationship (i.e. without your partner), fees are as follows:

Annual
gross income

Monthly
gross income

Fee for 50
minute session

Fee for 90
minute session

Less than £30,000

Less than £2,500

£55

£85

£30,000 to £50,000

£2,500 to £4,167

£65

£95

More than £50,000

More than £4,167

£75

£115

Deposit for your first session with Daren

After you have arranged your first appointment with Daren, to confirm your booking Daren may request that you pay a deposit of £30. You can do so by clicking on the Make Payment button below. You can pay with Paypal if you have a Paypal account. If you don’t have a Paypal account, after you have clicked ‘Make Payment’ follow the link ‘Check out for guests’ to pay with a debit or credit card.

This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel less than 74 hours (3 days & 2 hours) before your appointment, or if you do not turn up for the session.

Interested in Relationship Counselling?

If you would like to book a relationship counselling session or talk this over further, please contact Daren, by email, by filling in the form on the contact page of this website or by phoning Daren on 07968 034 828.

Daren’s Relationship Counselling / Marriage Guidance Skills

Daren brings many skills to this work. He has completed a two-year specialist training in Couple Counselling and Relationship Psychotherapy, graduating with a Diploma in Creative Couplework with the Centre for Gender Psychology. He has also studied the Voice Dialogue approach to relationship problems. He has been practising and teaching Nonviolent Communication since the year 2000, and practicing as a mediator and mediation trainer since 1999.

Location of Daren’s Relationship Counselling / Marriage Guidance Practice

Daren run sessions from a counselling venue one minutes walk from Liverpool St station in central London.  This is very conveniently located for the City of London and also for areas of London that have easy access to Liverpool St station.

Directions to Relationship Counselling / Marriage Guidance venue from nearby locations within the City of London:

Aldgate, City of London EC3 ; Bank, City of London EC2 ; Barbican, City of London EC1 ; Blackfriars, City of London EC4 ; Chancery Lane, City of London WC1 ; Cannon St, City of London EC4 ; Farringdon, City of London EC1 ; Moorgate, City of London EC2 ; Monument, City of London EC3 ; Liverpool St, City of London EC2 ; St Pauls, City of London EC2 ;

Aldgate, City of London EC3

From Aldgate station simply walk along St Boltoph’s St and up Middlesex St until you reach Bishopsgate. Turn left and walk 15 metres to Victoria Ave. Walk down Victoria Ave 20 metres till you reach the relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Journey time walking = 8 mins.

Bank, City of London EC2

From Bank station walk up Threadneedle St. Turn left along Bishopsgate. Cross the road at Liverpool St station. Daren’s anger management counselling venue is at Longcroft House, which is located at the end of Victoria Ave, a narrow alleyway alongside the police station. Total journey time = 12 minutes walking.

Barbican, City of London EC1:

From Barbican station, walk along Beech St, leading into Chiswell St. Turn right off Chiswell St onto Moor Lane. Take the first left off Moor Lane onto Ropemaker St. Walk along Ropemaker St, leading into South Place then Eldon St. From Eldon St walk through Liverpool St station, coming out at Bishopsgate. Cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 20 minutes walking.

Blackfriars, City of London EC4:

From Blackfriars take the circle line to Liverpool St station. Take the exit from Liverpool St station that leads onto Bishopsgate. Coming out at Bishopsgate, cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 20 minutes.

Chancery Lane, City of London W1C:

Take the central line to Liverpool St station. Exit Liverpool St station onto Bishopsgate. Coming out at Bishopsgate, cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s anger management counselling venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 20 minutes.

Cannon St, City of London EC4:

Walk along Cannon St to Monument station. Turn along Gracechurch St, leading into Bishopsgate. Walk along Bishopsgate till you get to Liverpool St station. Cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 17 minutes walking.

Farringdon, City of London EC1:

From Farringdon station take the Circle or Metropolitan line to Liverpool St station. Exit Liverpool St station onto Bishopsgate. Coming out at Bishopsgate, cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 20 minutes.

Moorgate, City of London EC2:

From Moorgate station, walk left along Moorgate and take the first right done South Place. At the end of South Place, walk through Liverpool St station onto Bishopsgate. Cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 10 minutes walking.

Monument, City of London EC3:

From Monument station, walk up Gracechurch St then along Bishopsgate until you get to Liverpool St station. Opposite Liverpool St station entrance and a little to the left is a police station. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 12 minutes walking.

Liverpool St, City of London EC2:

Coming out of Liverpool St station onto Bishopsgate, cross the road at the pedestrain crossing and walk to the left 10 metres. Alongside the police station is a narrow alleyway, Victoria Ave. Walk 20 metres to the end of Victoria Ave, where you will find Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue at Longcroft House. Total journey time = 1 minutes.

St Pauls, City of London EC2:

From St Pauls, take the central line to Liverpool St. Or walk along Cheapside to Bank. From Bank station walk up Threadneedle St. Turn left along Bishopsgate. Cross the road at Liverpool St station. Daren’s relationship counselling / marriage guidance venue is at Longcroft House, which is located at the end of Victoria Ave, a narrow alleyway alongside the police station. Total journey time = 20 minutes walking.