Tim Gilbert


After decades of our marriage slowly declining into uncommunicative indifference, mostly my refusal to countenance any form of emotional openness, my wife not unreasonably declared our 44 year marriage over. This unleashed a torrent of emotion, regret, guilt, passion, love and we tried for 9 months without support to rebuild things.

Only as a last resort did I agree to couples’ therapy, and my wife intuitively chose Tim. Tim you helped us, both together, and separately, with insightful, probing and challenging questions and observations, to consider and discuss what we wanted from our relationship. You never took sides. Having avoided discussing anything meaningful with anyone for 64 years the experience was deeply emotional. I cried a lot, which for a man of my age and upbringing was hugely cathartic and liberating and necessary.

I’m sure you’ve seen it all before but you treated us as as you found us, there was no hint we were in some kind of pre-ordained process. The outcome, both for me as a person understanding myself better, and for us as a couple, has been nothing short of miraculous; my grateful thanks to you for the time you spent with us. I can wholeheartedly recommend you specifically and also the idea of seeking third party help to any couple who want to find a way through relationship failure.

We were at breaking point when we found you Tim. You helped to guide us through a very difficult time in our lives. We only had seven sessions over nearly three months, but the work you “set” us in between helped us to rediscover why we were together. I will be forever grateful. If you are reading this testimonial (like I did, searching for a good therapist) and are considering couple’s counselling, we recommendation Tim wholeheartedly.