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Jacquie Young

South East Practice

Online Marriage Counselling


Hello, my name is Jacquie Young and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple therapist with over 15 years experience in relationship counselling. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling.

I have considerable experience working with same gender relationships, mixed cultures, blended families and separated couples. Along with being qualified to work with children and young people.

My Background

My careeer has been varied, although always centred around supporting people, in a wide a range environments. I worked as a lecturer in a large multi-cultural college in East London for around 14 years. Prior to that I worked in local government focusing on issues such as homelessness, housing policy and improving customer satisfaction.

I also have vast experience working in the voluntary sector for a wide range of independent and charities. Supporting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This includes mental health support, domestic violence and reparative justice. I’m also experienced in working with people with autism and and their familie supporting them through challenging times.

Whist at Relate I also worked in conjunction with CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.). Supporting separating and divorcing parents and using my expertise as a qualified child counsellor to focus on the children’s needs. This aided the reaching of agreements to help them make shared plans to move forward.

How online marriage counselling can help

Whatever your reasons for seeking  relationship counselling, I recognise that it can take courage. Asking someboy else for help can feel difficult. Therefore, I am still humbled when people take the decision to do so. However, this is the first step in working through any negative emotions and making the required changes to break a cycle of potentially unhelpful behaviours that might not be serving you well.

So, if you or your relationship is going through a difficult time or perhaps has reached crisis point,  it would be helpful for us to talk. Perhaps there is an ongoing situation where the the same arguments keep repeating again and again. Or maybe you feel like you have reached a point where you just can’t live like this anymore.

Over the years so many people have told me that they wish they had made the decision to come to counselling earlier. They often express frustration that they thought they could sort it themselves and  ‘just bumbled along’ and didn’t take the time to discover whether it was possible to make positive change. . People often tell me that they are amazed at the impact of being listened to and just having another person looking in at their relationship and offering a different perspective on it.

How I can help

I firmly believe, whatever your reason for attending relationship counselling. By having an honest look at your relationship will only be of benefit. Together, we will explore how you communciate and gain an understanding of  your individual needs and expectations are in a  warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment.

People tell me that I make them feel at ease very quickly, even when one partner is reluctant to attend. Feedback has been that they found it easy to open up and be honest about what’s going on for them. I  won’t just  sit back waiting for you to talk. I will actively participate, it is important that we all worki together to discover what’s going on. This might mean unpicking repetitive arguments to identify where behavior patterns come, This is so we are able to understand the changes required which will be more helpful for you and your relationship.

I use a variety of different theoretical approaches and will quickly find out what will be most helpful for your unique situation.  Therfore, if you decide, for whatever reason, that I am not the right therapist for you, I  will be more than happy to help you explore alternatives.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. I undertake regular professional development alongside  regular clinical supervision and peer supervision groups. My professional indemnity insurance is up to date.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Jacquie for online marriage counselling. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling to book an apppointment. Request an appointment

Phil Yules

South East Practice

Online Couple Counselling


My name is Phil Yules and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained, relationship counsellor for ‘Online Couples Counselling’. I hold a CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) ‘Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling’. I am also a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

My experience in my specialist area spans over 15 years across third sector organisations and more recently with ‘Relate’ and the NHS. I am experienced in working with mixed-sex and same-sex couples.

My approach to couple counselling

I understand that difficulties can beset relationships, whether these are partner or family relationships. Couples often lose sight of each other within the complexities of modern living. I will help you to identify where your relationship currently is and how you got there. If you would like to change the course of your future relationship, I will help you to look at how you can reframe this.

It is common for problems in a relationship to simmer or to be ignored leading to misunderstandings. This is often because we start assuming that we know what a partner is thinking, or they said something ‘in that way’. I will encourage you both to recognise what each other’s perspectives actually are and work towards eliminating misunderstandings through you being open and honest.

The environment I create will be of mutual respect and understanding. I will not side with either one of you but instead, endeavour to provide the space where you both feel listened to and understood, initially by me but ultimately by each other. I will remain supportive and non-judgemental at all times. Our work, will of course, be confidential.

I will help you both to think about what is happening or happens for you individually, alongside asking you to consider what happens between you. There is no quick-fix manual for relationship therapy. That’s because we are all different and every individual is unique and therefore every couple relationship is unique. It is important to think about and respond to what is happening for you, which means communication can improve between you.

Relationship MOT

We have our cars and boilers serviced regularly to ensure their smooth running and to try to prevent breakdowns. However, we often neglect our relationship until problems become significant and entrenched. In a Relationship MOT we endeavour to explore your current situation. It is a relationship health check that offers an overview of your relationship at the moment. This will help you understand some of the issues you, or you and your partner may be facing.

Ethical standards

I work within the BACP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. This means, I undertake regular clinical supervision and regular, professional development. My professional indemnity insurance is always up to date.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Phil please contact him via Online Couples Counselling today –Request an appointment



Janine Knight

South East Practice

Online Couple Counselling


Hello, my name is Janine Knight and I am an experienced ‘Relate’ qualified counsellor  specialising in online couple counselling for couples and individuals.  I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and experienced in working with a diverse range of relationship issues.

If you are in a relationship where you are struggling to resolve conflict or reach compromises it can lead to you supressing your feelings of unhappiness. Relationship counselling can help by bringing the issues out into the open so you can move forward more positively, in whichever way you choose.

My approach to couple counselling is caring and empathetic.  I will create a trusting, therapeutic relationship to enable you to gain new understanding as to not working from both perspectives. My role is help you actively listen to each other so you are able to communicate more effectively.

My previous career was as a registered Midwife within the NHS. The pschological as drew me to re-train as a therapist. Through talking to and understanding people’s experiences, I found I was able to provide support following trauma.  My midwifery experience gave me many useful skills that I bring to my counselling role. I am a calm and positive person and I find it easy to relate to people.

Why choose me as your therapist

Relationship therapy is my specialist area and I am passionate about the job I do! I understand it can be difficult to take that first step into couple counselling. Because opening up to a stranger about the personal details in your life might feel a little daunting. However, couples tell me that I quickly put them at ease which allows them to relax and engage in the therapy.

My communication style is friendly, relatable and down to earth and I have experience with every type of relationship, including different sexualities, ages, genders and cultural backgrounds.

Online Couple Counselling

I will provide you with a safe, confidential space where you will be able to share your thoughts and feelings in a structured and meaningful way. At the first session, I will ask what you both hope to achieve from therapy. You may require help to understand each other more and make the relationship work better. Or perhaps have decided to separate and need help to do so more amicably. You may not know for sure what you want or you might be in very different places. That’s okay, I  will help you find clarity.

 How I work

Relationships require effort to remain healthy and couples don’t necessarily know how to do that work, particularly when problems arise. Couple counselling helps you gain new emotional tools to navigate the next chapter in your lives more positively.

Together we will explore how individual patterns of behaviour might be negatively impacting your relationship. This is  because people are often unaware of how their reactions affect their partner. Couples often report having the same arguments over and over again without understanding their own role in this dynamic.

By identifying unhelpful behaviour ssuch as criticism, blame or shutting down, couples gain more insight into each other’s responses and where they come from. People seek relationship counselling for a variety of reasons. However, poor communication tends to be the most common.


I am experienced in working with with the lesbian, gay and transexual community. I work by the exploring problems within the relationship as well as how any individual conerns might be impacting the relationship.

My Professional Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB with Relate)

Level 4 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB with Relate)

Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Centre, Tunbridge Wells)

Mediation Skills Certificates (voluntary work at Maidstone Mediation Centre)

Diploma of Higher Education in Midwifery Practice (Kings College University of London)

BSc (hons) Sociology

I work within the professional ethical boundaries of my registering body, the BACP. My membership number is 00927492.  I have regular supervision (group and individual) and I am committed to continuous professional development.  I am also fully insured with an enhanced DBS certificate.

If you would like to make an appointment for online couple counselling then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling.com today. Booking Request

Judah Racham

South East Practice

Online Couple Counselling

Hello, my name is Judah, and I am a fully qualified and experienced Couple Counsellor with a level 5 Professional Diploma in ‘Psychotherapeutic Therapy. I have been in private practice for a number of years, providing therapy for both couples and individuals.

About relationships

It can be difficult to admit that we need help in life sometimes. We are given the idea that having the answers to things we face in relationships should come naturally to us. This is far from the truth as we can only manage with things in life with the tools and information that we have available to us. I have always found that when couples are able to increase the tools and awareness about their relationship, they are more empowered to make the changes that they see as necessary.

All of us are unique and complex as individuals and our relationships are places where we seek understanding and support from another person. This can really impact us when things are not going smoothly within these relationships and this will also impact us emotionally.

Many couples experience difficulties with communication in their relationship or a strained or diminished sex life. It is common for couples to be unclear about when and why the problems in their relationship, especially if this has occurred for many years.

There are things that happen in life such as bereavement, infidelity, the loss of job or health problems that can impact our relationships negatively, which can leave you feeling lonely, undesirable, insecure and lost. Sometimes couples experience difficulties that come from stored-up resentment and unexpressed feelings about things that have happened in the relationship.

Perhaps you might feel that your relationship would benefit from you both being able to talk openly, ideally without filtering your feelings about the other person. The road to healing our relationships sometimes begins with being heard and accepted by our significant other.

My approach to couple counselling

There is something unique and beneficial about having a “safe space” to speak with another person who is unbiased, empathic and accepting. My aim when I work with couples is to be genuine, down-to-earth and understanding of both people in the relationship. I am hoping that my approach will help couples to feel comfortable enough to open about the issues they are facing in their relationship.

I do not believe in taking sides and I won’t pass judgement or attribute ‘blame’ in anyway. My approach will be to listen to and to understand both of your perspectives. and I will  ask questions in order to bring about greater awareness of what is not working, as well as what you would like to see change. I will try to help you have a discussion in a way that helps you both listen to and try and understand each other’s perspectives.

I believe that the counselling space is an opportunity for you both to equally and safely share your feelings and perspectives. This will hopefully enable you to have a better awareness of how each of you view things in the relationship.

If there are tools or strategies for effective communication that I feel will be of help for your relationship, I will share these ideas with you. As a couple you can then decide which strategies you feel will work best for you to try.

A positive relationship counselling experience can, amongst other things, enable the following

Increased self-esteem
Improved intimacy between you
Improve your feelings of self-worth in the relationship
Help you both recognise and reduce negative and self-sabotaging behaviour
Leave you feeling more comfortable asking for your needs to be met within the relationship.

Alternatively, perhaps one or both parties feel a separation is inevitable and want help in doing so more amicably. As a neutral person I will support you in doing so whilst maintaining respect and compassion for each other.

Ethical standards

As a registered member of the BACP I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical supervision.

If you would like to make an appointment for online couple counselling then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling.com today. Booking Request

Jackie Hare

South East Practice
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Kathy Hoggart

South East Practice

Online Relationship Counselling


My name is Kathy and I’m a fully qualified and experienced relationship therapist at Online Couples Counselling.

My training and experience in online relationship counselling was achieved through ‘Relate’ where I worked for over twenty years.  I have worked with hundreds of individuals, heterosexual and same-sex couples helping them to achieve change.

In the past I worked as a family mediator, assisting couples come to terms with separation and the practical elements involved. Alongside being involved in mediation between parents and/or young adults experiencing a relationship breakdown.

I have attended many workshops and courses on a variety of subjects, such as Cultural Diversity, Mental Health and Attachment issues. I am committed to continuing my professional development.

My approach to online relationship counselling

Many couples have told me they find me empathic, non-judgemental and easy to work with.  The relationship problems brought to counselling are always varied but no problem is too big or too small. Some of the most common relationship concerns might include poor communication, arguments, loss, an affair or simply growing apart.

I work intuitively with a person-centred focus which means we will work at your pace and from your life perspective.  My aim is to build a rapport between us which will be about confidentiality, good listening, mutual respect and neutrality.  I will provide a comfortable and safe space to talk about the particular aspects you are struggling with.  Hopefully this will enable you to feel confident about sharing your story with me and working through your feelings.

I will support you whilst you try to understand what you need for yourself, and from each other, in order to bring about the desired change.  I will encourage you both to be open and honest. At times, I will reflect back what you tell me so you can begin to see things from the other’s perspective and listen to each other more effectively.  These are small, but important steps in helping break a cycle of behaviour which is having a negative impact on your relationship.

It is important that you both feel comfortable with me. At the end of the first session I will check out how you are feeling and what you hope to achieve from the counselling. We can review this throughout the process.

What to expect

Relationhip counselling is about ensuring that each person feels heard and taken seriously.  I won’t take sides or attribute blame.  I will respect your individual positions and time-manage the session. This will allow you both the opportunity to say what is important to you.

I use a variety of therapeutic approaches but often my work is solution-focused. Together, we can think about what will be most useful for you to achieve your goals.  It is also important to acknowledge how family history might influence patterns of behaviour within your current relationship. This can help you gain insights into how you relate to each other.

I appreciate that it might feel like a difficult journey to undertake, especially when feeling fragile. My job is to help you feel safe while you explore what is happening and why, so that you can look at your options and decide how to move forward.

Ethical standards

I work within the code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision. I also have up to date professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Kathy for online relationship counselling then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today today. Request an appointment



Lynn Garbutt

South East Practice

Online Couples Therapy

Hello, my name is Lynn Garbutt and I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural therapist and Couple Counsellor. I hold a PGDip in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT/REBT) and have over five years’ experience in helping both couples and individuals make positive changes in their lives and relationships.

In my experience, it’s common for relationships to go through troubling periods and this can have an impact on the health and happiness of both parties, as well as other family members. When emotions are running high, it can be difficult to appreciate and understand our partners perspective. This it can lead to feelings of hurt, resentment, confusion and loneliness.

My approach to couples therapy

At the beginning of the first session, I will ask you both what you hope to achieve out of the therapy. Whether you would like help to make your relationship work better, or whether you would like help in separating more amicably. Perhaps you are not sure which direction you would like your relationship to take and would like to see how the therapy goes before you decide. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know, or if your answers are different, I will help you both work through things in order to find clarity.

The therapeutic relationship between us is of the upmost importance in order for the therapy to be successful in achieving the goal you have set yourselves/self. Therefore, I will strive to build a trusting and empathic relationship with you. I will also tailor my approach to suit your unique situation.

My approach to relationship therapy is down to earth and common-sense and will help you work through your issues step by step. I may draw upon the tools of CBT to gently challenge you both about the negative impact any unhelpful behaviours might be having on the relationship


Moving you forward

The vast majority of issues caused in relationships because of poor communication. It is common for couples to claim listen to what the other is saying but they don’t actually ‘hear or understand’ what is being said. I will help you to try and appreciate each other’s point of view in a calm, supportive, non-judgemental space. It’s not about agreeing with each other necessarily, it’s about learning to understand and appreciate your partners point of view.

Together we will work on finding any negative patterns of behaviour (which includes the way you speak to each other) which are impacting your relationship. People are often unaware of how their reactions/behaviours might be having a detrimental effect on their partner. Couples often describe having the same arguments over and over again without understanding how their own actions are contributing to the problems.

I will take an active role during our sessions by helping you both reflect back each other’s perspective. It is also important that you both feel comfortable with me in order to get the best out of each session. The feedback I have received from couples has said that I am warm, perceptive and impartial, so hopefully you will feel relaxed enough to  share your story with me.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertakes regular professional development. Alongside  having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Lynn, please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today.Request an appointment

Mary Keshavarz

South East Practice

Marriage Counselling Online


Hello, my name is Mary Keshavarz and I am a fully qualified, BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited ‘Integral Psychotherapist’. Integrative therapy means I drawn upon a wide range of techniques and theories based on each individual couple’s needs.

I am also an accredited member of ‘The National Counselling Society (NCS) and a member of the Australia Counselling Association’ (ACA). I am currently working towards a Doctorate to become a Counselling Psychotherapist at the ‘New school of Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (NSPC).

How I can help

Do you experience conflict and difficulty as a couple? It is of course natural for every couple to argue from time to time. However, recurrent conflict, which is unresolved is unproductive and leaves couples experiencing significantly more distress than they need to.

Sometimes individuals/couples have an excessive avoidance of conflict, which can also be a problem in itself. Because this means any problems are left unsaid which in turn can lead to resentment on one or both sides.

I will help you to improve your relationship by helping you to respond to problems and difficulties in ways that bring you closer together, rather than drive you apart. Relationship counselling will also help you to clarify any uncertainty or ambivalence in your relationship, to heal wounds and to better function together as a couple.

As a couple counsellor, I will help you to identify any unhelpful patterns of behaviour, which might be contributing to the relationship issues. Then together, we can work on changes to achieve problem resolution. The relationship counselling process will help to re-establish your connection and bond to one another. Meaning your relationship will become a a source of support once more.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP code of ethics and the NCS ethical framework. In addition, I undertake regular professional development and supervision. Alongside holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Mary for marriage counselling online. Please contact her via Online Couples Counselling Today. Request an appointment with Maryam

Rosie Cannaford

South East Practice

Online Couple Therapy


Hi, my name is Rosemary Cannaford, if you wish to call me Rosie, I’m happy with that.  I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 7 years experience working with both couples and individuals. I am CBCAP qualified to Diploma level and I’m accredited by the  BACP. (British Association counselling Psychotherapy).

I practice Person-Centred’ theray which is part of the ‘Humanistic’ approach. This means I will deal with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how I might interpret your unconscious thoughts or ideas. I believe through my work and experience I can offer you a rounded and down to earth service tailored to suit your particular needs.

How online couple therapy can help

During our first session I will explain how the online therapy process works, along with our confidentialities. Which allows us to work together collaboratively. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions and tell me about the issues you wish to explore. We can then discuss the ways in which we will work together during our sessions.

I  will give you both the time and space you need to talk, by listening and making you both feel heard. My approach is caring and non-judgemental approach so you are able to buildi trust. Hopefully this will enable you to feel at ease to talk about your thoguhts and feeling along telling me about any deep rooted conflicts betwee you.

By my offering empathy and  gaining awareness of how things really are for you as individuals, it will enable change so you are able make decisions or  acceptanc so you are able to move forward more positively.

About you

Couples and individuas often seek help through counselling as a last resort to help resolves issues, which can be long standing or recent.  Sometime problems are bubbling away inside which can cause arguments, conflict or silences. Which can be upsetting and frustrating, often effecting communication towards each other – short or long term.

Couples often find that this can become a pattern. Because things might get brush aside or you many convince yourselves that things are okay. Only to find that the pattern arises again. Perhaps you feel you’re stuck in a rut  or at your wits end, not knowing  what to do and questioning your relationship.

Whether you are looking to make your relationship work better than it currently is or you would like help to separate more amicably, I am here to help

Ethical standards

I am a registered member of the BACP with a certificate of proficiency.  Which means I work within the BACP ethical framework. I am fully insured and have regular professional development and supervision

If you would like to make an appointment to see Rosie for Online Couple Therapy. Then please contact her via Online Couples Counselling today. Click link Request an appointment


Sian Jones

South East Practice

Marriage Counselling Online


My name is Sian Jones and I’m a fully qualified Relationship Counsellor and founder of ‘Online Couples Counselling’. I hold a BSc (hons) Psychology and have a proven track record in helping hundreds of couples successfully achieve their goals. I also hold a diploma in ‘Psychotherapy’ and ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) which is helpful during my work with couples through understand negative thought patterns.

My career in relationship counselling began over 10 years ago with the opening of our parent company ‘Relationship Counselling Kent’. This is still a successful couple counselling business, based in Kent. Therefore, due to it’s sucess I took the decision to ensure relationship counselling was more widely avaialable to couples across the UK, hence the introduction of ‘Online Couples Counselling’.

How marriage counselling online can help

Professional relationship counselling is highly effective, because an unbiased, third party can help give you both clarity and understanding. When your relationship has run into difficulties, emotions become heightened and it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees. As a result, you might struggle to identify the part you have played individually (often unwittingly) which has contributed to the problems. Therefore, the tendency is to blame your partner.

I take a common sense, step by step approach to online marriage counselling. I will encourage you to work through your problems together by asking relevant questions. This means you will both have the opportunity to open up and explain what isn’t working for you and why. In turn, this allows your partner the opportunity to really listen and try and understand your perspective.

It’s not necessarily about agreeing or even liking each others perspectives, it’s just about understanding them. Neither is it about attributing blame to either of you, it’s about gaining a proper understanding of how the other person feels and why. Because, in my experience, when an ‘understanding’ is reached, it goes a long way in removing any hurt, resentment or anger that may have built up over the years. Therefore, allowing you to move forward more postively, in whichever way you choose.

The feedback I receive is that I have an exceptional ability to make couples feel quickly at ease. Because, I am aware that when people feel more comfortable, they find it easier to open-up and communicate more effectively.

Rest assured, I won’t sit there silently waiting for you to speak. I will take an active part in the conversation and the process of recovery and change. Read my reviews

Ethical standards

My work is diverse and I have vast experience in working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships. I provide a non-judgemental safe, confidential environment where we can work through your relationship challenges together.

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Along with undertaking regular professional development and supervision and have ongoing professional indemnity insurance.

If you are searching for ‘Marriage Counselling Online’ and would like to make an appointment. Please contact me at Online Couples Counselling today. Request to see Sian Jones Request an appointment

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