Contact a Couple Counsellor & Relationship Specialist
+ Relationship MOT & Preventive Maintenance + Parent-Child & Sibling Relationships + Employment & Business Relationships
We are honoured to receive your calls, texts and emails and will assist you in whatever way we can.
(All enquiries are treated with respect and considered confidential).
Couple Counselling is available at £80 per 75 mins. appointment.
Intensive Couple Counselling is available at £60 per hour, pro-rata, TWO hours minimum during week days and weekends.
For more information on Fees and conditions of service; please visit our Couple Therapy Fees and Terms & Conditions page.
Key Relationship Services:
Our therapists have been providing these key services for over ten years. They are specialists in these fields and you will not find better in the three counties area, (Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes). We are highly recommended, and our success rate is second to none. We are here to help you improve your life.
• Marriage & Couple Counselling, (Intensive & Ordinary)
• Counselling Aggressive Couples
• Relationship MOT & Preventive Maintenance
• Relationship Skills Training Courses
• Workplace, Professional, & Business Relationships
• Family Therapy
• Parent & Child Counselling
For those individuals who find it difficult to make time Monday to Friday, we offer weekend services as Intensive appointments of a minimum of Two hours. (£60 per hour pro-rata).
Also, for those unable to attend one of our offices, we offer service over the internet via Skyps, Facetime, etc..
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Choosing a Couple Counsellor...
Hints and Tips to make a difficult decision a little easier.
Separation, Divorce and the failure of relationships, both long and short term, has become so common that people almost see it as an inevitable part of life. Failing relationships not only place a huge financial and psychological burdens upon the couple, but they can also severely damage the lives of any children involved. However, but for small, timely and regular investment of effort and time into one's relationship, most relationships can not only be saved, but, significantly improved. Utilising professional help to improve both your life and relationships, makes good relational, career and financial sense. TonicTalk therapists are highly experienced in helping people improve all forms of relationship.
Fees, Terms and Conditions
Our Counselling service Fees, Terms and conditions apply to all services provided by TonicTalk.
Couple & Marriage Counselling, Intensive & Ordinary Appointments and Relationship Skills Courses
TonicTalk Relationship Counselling and Anger Management uses the same fee structure within all our offices including Newport Pagnell (next to Milton Keynes, near Luton, Flitwick, and Dunstable), Higham Ferrers (near Wellingborough, Rushden, Kettering and Northampton), and Bedford, (near St. Neots, Sharnbrook, and Kempston). Fees are payable in full in advance or at the beginning or end of the session. Cash, cheques or advance direct bank transfer are the only acceptable means of payment. Features:
All TonicTalk services are bound by our terms and conditions and in utilising, employing or accepting any service provided by TonicTalk, its employees, partners, associates or representatives you also agree to abide by TonicTalk's terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to change our terms and conditions without consultation or notice.For more information on Counselling Fees and Terms and Conditions of service; please visit our Counselling Service Fees and Terms & Conditions page.
Couple Counselling and Relationship Service Summary
Private Counselling and Relationship courses offers you Choice, Privacy and Confidentiality, Professionalism, Flexibility, Bespoke services, and an integrated opportunity to improve your relationship and relationship skills. You, your partner, your spouse and your family deserve Good health, Peace, Happiness and Well-being and TonicTalk Couple Counselling are here to help you achieve the best relationships you can.
Couple and Relationship Counselling and Courses Benefits
Couple Counselling Services in
Northampton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Kettering, Wellingborough & Luton
• Couple Counselling • Relationship MOT & Preventive Maintenance • Intensive Couple Counselling • Relationship Skills • Counselling Agressive Couples • Parent & Child • Seperation & Divorce Support • Mediation • Professional Relationship Skills • Marriage guidance • Family Therapy •
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Aggressive Couple Experts
Our Relationship and Anger Management specialists are are able to help couples, both individually and as couples resolve anger and aggression that occurs within relationships. One-sided and reciprocal aggression, abuse and violence are sadly very common within intimate couples, and marriages. Both men and women can be violent and aggressive and often it is reciprocal. Our experts have years of experience and tens of thousands of clinical hours successfully helping people overcome relational aggression and violence regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race or socioeconomic background. We help people resolve:
• Both Overt Aggression and Passive Relational Aggression
• Passive aggression including, Snappishness, Quick temperedness, Resentments and Petulance
• Active aggression including, hitting, spitting, throwing and breaking objects, punching things and damaging property
• Intimidation, shouting and Aggressive outbursts
• Physical, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse
• Controlling and Manipulative behaviours
• Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
• Co-dependant relationships
Helping Victims of Spousal Abuse and Domestic Violence Both Men and Women
Violence, aggression (overt and covert), intimidation and threatening and bullying behaviours are common to couples, families, work places and society as a whole. From childhood through to adulthood, an individual may suffer Physical, Emotional and Sexual abuse, bullying and or harassment. These types of experiences invariably have long term effects on people's lives and damage their ability to formulate healthy relationships.
TonicTalk is dedicated to resolving Anger, abuse and violence issues. We help all parties no matter if they are male or female, victim or victimiser. Statistics show beyond doubt that there is gender symmetry between Anger-Sufferers, perpetrators and victims. That is to say that both men and women perform such behaviours and are victims of such behaviours and that both are in need of help.
If you have or are suffering at the hands of an abuser or anger-sufferer, no matter if you are a man or a woman, there is no shame in your pain, fear and suffering. We are here to help you. Our Couple Counsellors, Counsellors and Anger Management specialists are dedicated and experienced in working sensitively to help people rebuild healthy lives and formulate new ways of being in relationships.
If you are an Anger-Sufferer, abuser, bully, or if you are controlling or manipulative, no matter your gender, please take advantage of one of our Anger Management programs. We are here to help you break the cycle.
Marriage & Couple Counselling Specialists
More than 50% of all marriages and long term committed relationships fail. According to the office of national statistics, in 2017, 101,669 opposite-sex marriages ended in divorce. Furthermore, the divorce rate for same sex marriages has increased significantly with the divorce rate for lesbian couples tripling from 2016 to 2017. However, these figures do not take into account the failure rate of long-term unmarried couples or couples with children. Nor do they take into account older generations habitually staying together. If the figures were adjusted to only include modern generations and all long-term relationships and couples with children regardless of marriage, the likely outcome would be that over 80% of all significant relationships needlessly fail. Most relationships are either neglected to death or fail because of a lack of communication and relational skills or mental health issues. Considering the long term relational, emotional and financial effects, it therefore seems reasonable to resolve issues rather than the alternative. Our counsellors and relationship specialists specialise in helping people improve all forms of relationships including:
• Couples, Marriages & Civil Partnerships
• Parent and Child, Siblings, & Inter-family
TonicTalk can help you:
• Resolve conflicts and Misunderstandings
• Overcome and avoid bitterness and resentment
• Understand and accept each other
• Improve your Communication skills
• Voice needs and goals and achieve them
• Improve intimacy, care and Love
• Minimise all forms of aggression
Mediation & Divorce
TonicTalk Counsellors can assist you when relationships and marriages fail. We can help keep costs to a minimum and reduce the psychological damage done to children. We help couples come to terms with the changes brought on by separation and divorce and empower and encourage them not to punish or act out of frustration, anger or spite but instead to work together for a healthy and amicable outcome.
Relationship MOT &
Even great relationships have their issues. People service their cars and boilers as a precaution. Why not invest in your relationship to ensure small issues do not become critical and also to improve and develop?
Relationship & Interpersonal Skills
Building healthy relationships is not as easy or as simple as people hope. It takes time, effort and a substantial amount of skill to build a healthy relationship that will stand the test of time.
At TonicTalk we believe that it is important to be open, honest and transparent in all that we do and to provide sufficient information concerning counselling and psychotherapy and our counsellors [and psychotherapists] to enable clients to make informed decisions. With this in mind, we provide the information below concerning each of our therapists to help you with your choice. Please understand that it is difficult to write about oneself without it sounding arrogant or clichéd.
“An analyst [counsellor or psychotherapist] can help his patient just so far as he himself has gone and not a step farther. …. with patients who got ‘stuck’ with their previous analysts and this always happened at the point where the analyst could make no further progress with himself.”
‘The Realities of Practical Psychotherapy’, paragraph 545. 1937
Carl G Jung (founder of analytical psychology).
Also, as above, we strongly believe that counsellor and psychotherapist personal development are key to client work and that it must be ongoing. ‘How can a therapist help others if he cannot help herself’? All our counsellors, like their clients, have attended therapy and are on personal journeys that require them to develop the courage, compassion and honesty to face themselves; their own actions, thoughts, feelings, mistakes and shortcomings. Therefore, they are all able to appreciate and help with the difficulties of therapy and the fears and frustrations that we must all face to grow and move forward.
“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.”
Carl G Jung.
TonicTalk offers its clients the best possible opportunity to achieve long term and sustainable results through personal growth and change. As such all our counselling and psychotherapy client work is based on a firm foundation of tried and tested Psychotherapeutic theory and practice and delivered within the context of developmental and healthy professional client-counsellor relationships. While we may occasionally use a ‘tool’ like CBT, they are offered within the wider context of a psychotherapeutic relationship and not the mainstay of the work.
It takes a minimum of 3 years of study, training and personal development to become a counsellor or psychotherapist while it only takes weeks to become a CBT, Hypnotherapy, NLP, or REBT specialist and requires no personal or relational development. Therefore, we do not believe that such ‘therapists’ are sufficiently well trained or personally developed to appropriately support clients. Also, since studies show that a healthy psychotherapeutic relationship is key to helping clients and these types of cognitive and behavioural therapies do not insist on such; we therefore question their effectiveness as ‘stand alone’ therapies.
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Carlos - Specialist Relationship Counselor
Couple Counselling, Relationship Skills Training, Counselling Aggressive Couples, Domestic Violence, IPV & Anger Management
MA Psychotherapy (Master of Arts degree)
Advance Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
Area: Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford
Carlos is a highly successful and skilled Couples, Relationship and Anger specialist. He is a firm believer in healthy relationships and has the personal skills and experience to underpin his beliefs. Since 2006, he has specialised in assisting people to improve all forms of relationships including, intimate relationships, (mixed and same sex), Married couples, Cohabiting couples, couples with and without children, Professional and Business partnerships, Divorcing or Divorced couples, Aggressive and or Violent couples, and also relationships between parents and children, siblings and friends and considers it an honour and a gift to be of service. As well as being an extremely insightful and highly skilled Couple, Marriage and Relationship Counsellor, Carlos is also sensitive of the difficulties and histories that couples face and therefore, is mindful to create a ‘safe space’ for couples to work together in. Carlos is very careful when working with couples to ensure the engagement of both partners and will not permit any form of aggression or bullying. He is very able and experienced in helping clients improve their relationships and achieve the relational goals they desire.
Couple and Relationship Counselling with Carlos is never jaded, tired, clichéd or trite, but rather a hopeful and positive experience. Although often difficult and challenging, the intention is to support the couple through a process of growth and change that will benefit them both. Carlos' long experience of successfully helping couples and partners, combined with a keen analytical mind, courage and a clear understanding of relationship dynamics, interpersonal skills, and psychological and relational development, makes Carlos an extremely effective Couple Counsellor. Working with Carlos will provide you with an exceptional opportunity for Relationship Improvement.
Furthermore, when relationships fail in the case of Separation or Divorce and the couple feel that there is no hope to build a new relationship, Carlos also offers the opportunity to mediate an amicable parting of the ways. Under such difficult circumstances, it is important for all concerned that people refrain from bitterness and vindictive behaviours.
Carlos provides Couple Counselling, Couple Anger Management and Relationship Skills training in and around Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. As a full-time private practitioner, he has extensive experience Counselling Couples, mixed and single gender, and Parent and Child and also Professional and Business relationships. Carlos’ experience is wide and varied and ranges from common emotional, relational and life issues to complex psychological problems.
Additional Psychotherapy Services
• Counselling • Couple Counselling • Marriage Guidance •
• Psychotherapy • Family Counselling • Anger Management •
• Mindfulness • Depression Therapy •Anxiety Treatments •
• Abuse Counselling • Buddhist Psychotherapy • and more besides.
Counselling Experience includes:
• Depression • Anxiety • Self-esteem issues • Relationship issues • Bereavement • childhood neglect and abuse • Bullying • Divorce and Separation • Employment and Career issues • Adoption • Spousal / Partner / Wife / Husband Abuse • Anger Management issues • Substance Misuse • Alcoholism and Self Harm • Neglect • OCD • childhood sexual abuse • Adoption • Suicide • Schizoid issues • Bi-Polar • Personality disorders • and much more besides.
Suzanne - Counsellor & Psychotherapist
MA (Master of Arts degree: Psychotherapy)
BA (Bachelor of Arts degree: History)
Area: Milton Keynes, Wellingborough, Bedford
Suzanne is an intuitive, compassionate, and committed counsellor and psychotherapist with thousands of hours of clinical experience. Her client work is characterised by a high level of empathy combined with a clear objective view that she is able to gently offer to her clients. Her courage and congruence with respect her own life and her own personal development engenders a willingness and ability to support and assist her clients with their own often difficult journeys. Being in therapy with Suzanne is a wonderful combination of personal care and relational depth combined with a strength of character and honesty that inspires and supports her clients to move forward and personally develop and grow and overcome the issues they face in their lives.
Client Testimonial: “Therapy did me the world of good… I have overcome my issues… and the children, John and I are very happy. Thank you for all your help.”
Suzanne has had great success providing Counselling and Psychotherapy to Adults and Adolescents and has worked for the NHS and CRUSE and is now fully committed to her private practice. She is an Integrative Jungian Psychotherapist who is able and willing to work with any individual and their presenting issues.
As part of Suzanne’s counselling and psychotherapy practice she is dedicated to her own continuing personal and professional development. Currently she is enrolled on a Buddhist psychotherapy course.
Our Northamptonshire couple counselling venue is situated in the town of Higham Ferrers and is easily accessible by the A14, A45 and A6 and is within 20 minutes drive of Northampton and Bedford. Address:
5 North End,
The room itself is warm and inviting and comfortably furnished and services the counselling needs of the following towns and villages:
• Northampton • Bedford • Rushden •
• Wellingborough • Kettering • Raunds •
• Thrapston • Irthlingborough • Billing •
• Wollaston • Sharnbrook • Irchester •
• Earls Barton • Northamptonshire •
• Higham Ferrers • Finedon • Corby •
• Thrapston • St. Neots • Pavenham •
• Sharnbrook • Cogenhoe •
• Great Doddington •
All are within easy reach of this office.
See Contact a Counsellor for more details.
Higham Ferrers room map
Our Milton Keynes couple counselling room is situated within DeVere’s conference facility in Newport Pagnell. It has plenty of off-street parking, reception areas, internet access and is readily accessible by those with disabilities.
Syndicate Room B14
DeVere Venues Harben
The room is light and spacious and furnished in a contemporary style. In addition to the room there are waiting areas with free refreshments.
• Buckinghamshire • Milton Keynes •
• Stony Stratford • Newport Pagnell •
• Bletchley • Brogborough • Olney •
• Emberton • Chigheley • Lavendon •
• Sherington • Warrington • Kempston •
• Yardley Hastings • Bedford •
These towns and other surrounding towns and villages are serviced by this room.
See Contact a Counsellor for more details.
Milton Keynes room map
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Our Bedford couple counselling room is in the centre of Bedford town and is easily accessed by local transport links. Also if you choose to travel by car there is plenty of parking.
11 Lurke Street
This counselling room offers Bedford Town residents convenient and comfortable opportunity to safely work any issues that may trouble them.
• Bedfordshire • Bedford • Dunstable •
• Luton • Kempston • Leighton Buzzard •
• Biddenham • Milton Earnest •Clapham •
• Oakley • Sharnbrook • Bromham •
These towns and other surrounding towns and villages are serviced by this room.
See Contact a Counsellor for more details.
Bedford room Map
About TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy
Established in 2007, TonicTalk is a privately run and client funded, full-time professional Counselling and Psychotherapy service. Originally based in the three counties area of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire we have recently expanded into Canterbury. Our goal is to provide premium quality counselling services at affordable rates allowing access to the majority of people.
As a private counselling and psychotherapy service, TonicTalk is completely accountable to you, the paying public. Unlike funded services including the NHS and charities who, regardless of their success or the quality of their services, have an almost endless stream of clients and little to no accountability or viable quality control. TonicTalk would not have enjoyed the success it has or gained a reputation for excellence and quality without being able to meet the high expectations of our discerning client base. Also, we recognise that the ongoing success of TonicTalk is completely dependant on the continued provision of high quality counselling and psychotherapy services including individual, couple's and family counselling; coaching and mentoring and Anger Management.
TonicTalk is therefore dedicated to its clients and the provision of high quality counselling services. As a professional Full-Time Private Practice that only employs full-time professional counsellors and psychotherapists, TonicTalk is at the pinnacle of service provision and accountability within the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession. TonicTalk has a vested interest in quality and accountability and is here to help you achieve the happiness and peace of mind that you desire for yourself and your loved ones.Top of Page
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