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Gottman Method

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

With us you will enjoy the most well-researched and sophisticated methods to overcome relationship distress, prepare for major life events and/or strengthen/revive friendship, passion and love.

"Several meta-analyses and major reviews have confirmed the efficacy of BCT and CBCT [Couples Therapies] across trials in the United States, Europe, and Australia..."
(Fischer et al., 2016) 

Outcomes studies suggest that the majority of people undertaking therapy achieve an increase in relationship satisfaction and desirable changes that have been impossible to reach before (75% success rate in some studies). To what extent it will work for you depends on your relationship needs and wishes, and your readiness to change.

The good news is that by coming here, I will offer you the best of psychological science and therapy to help you whatever you bring and in whatever stage your relationship is at the moment.

Therapy will be conducted with warmth and humour by Dr Ryden, an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in Couples Therapy.

Consultant Psychologist

Dr Eric Ryden

Dr Eric Ryden
PsychD C Psychol AFBPsS

Welcome to my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me, it's free. You can ask me anything.

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In order to give you the best help, I have a passionate and scientific interest in all things about relationships. Check out my latest blog posts:

From time to time, I am asked to provide expert opinion to media outlets. Here are two examples:

Central & Serene

If I'll have the pleasure seeing you in person, our meetings will take place in a beautiful and peaceful practice room in Bath City Centre overlooking river Avon and next to Parade Gardens.

Consultation Room | Duke Street, Bath
Georgian House, Duke St, Bath

It is only 3min walk from two car public parks, and 5min from the Bath Spa bus and train stations.

Times to suit you

To make it easier for you to access support when you need it, the practice is open early mornings and late evenings as well as normal office hours.

Mon, Tue & Thu10:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wed & Fri8:00 - 22:00

Optional Sophisticated Online Therapy

If you are living abroad, elsewhere in the UK or prefer not to travel, no problems. You have come to the right place. You can have the whole bespoke therapy programme online, or a mixture of both.

Clients from all over UK and the English-speaking world are using this service. There are some unique advantages with online delivery, such as avoidance of travel, privacy, home comforts and accessibility.

A range of sophisticated methods are used to maximise the benefits of online delivery and to protect your privacy. Your choices include a secure telemedicine video conferencing platform, encrypted email correspondence, live chat and interactive hand-outs.

Cost-effective & Caring

My aim is for you to have reached your therapy goals in the shortest possible time. There are no set number of sessions. You decide how much or little help you need.

My work for you extend beyond our meetings. I offer bookable slots of email, telephone and live chat support, as well as a battery of bespoke therapy material to maximise your progress.

After your main therapy programme, you will be offered Aftercare Support to help you maintain successful changes, assist with the application of what you learned and to support further growth. You decide when and what you need. It could be a phonecall, live chat, a one-off meeting or a set of top-up meetings.

Reserve your slot

Just let me know your preferred
days & times to meet

You'll receive a reservation of the first available slot meeting your preferences via email (usually within two days).

Your session will be confirmed when paid. If the first session does not meet your expectations, it will be fully refunded.


First appointment within one week and regular weekly appointments are available (updated on ).


If you wish, you can also take advantage of the Avon Relationship-Health Check (ARC) without any commitment to start therapy.

Not sure ...

  1. Do you prefer to have an informal talk/meeting before deciding what service to choose?
  2. Uncertain if therapy will help?
  3. Do you have questions about number of sessions, cost and what will happen in therapy?

Let me help ...

One-off meeting | In-person or online |  No committment

or, let's chat ...

ARC logo | Pulteney Bridge

Could we do better as a couple? How can we rekindle and strengthen our love? Do we have more problems than other couples, and if so, is it possible for us to improve? Are we right for each other? How ready are we to deal with future challenges as a couple? How will therapy help?

If any of these questions are relevant to you, then you've come to the right place. I offer you the Avon Relationship-health Check (ARC). You'll be presented with answers to your questions, opportunities for improvement and further growth based on over 50 years of scientific research. You choose if you like therapy afterwards.

Book an appointment to take up this offer (request ARC in the email).

Don't leave it too late

About 50% of married couples end up going separate ways and the figure for unmarried couples is even higher. Dissatisfaction and break-up, however, usually follow a long period of unresolved problems and those things are much easier to resolve early on and with help.

Professor John Gottman found that couples wait on average six years from the start of troubles until help is sought. That is a very long time to suffer unnecessarily and put the relationship in peril when there is strong evidence for the effectiveness of therapy.

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