Therapy Retreats ~ Counselling in comfort

'Rapid Results' future-looking solutions to life's personal, psychological, emotional and relationship challenges in an exclusive country house setting

Problems abound in today’s stressful world. Personal, emotional, psychological and relationship challenges are faced daily. Many people are searching for answers to their personal and relationship concerns rather than just struggling on.  'Therapy Retreats' is alone in the UK in combining the best of traditional wisdom and modern psychological  approaches to address and solve these problems - quickly, efficiently and permanently. We deliver a unique range of retreats that produce tangible results for everyone who participates in them.  Our residential retreats in the restorative atmosphere of a country cottage, house or hotel setting provide a productive experience designed to eliminate problems of anxiety, no confidence, negativity and low self-esteem. Far more intense and effective than expensive weekly counselling sessions. 

Of increasing interest is our effective  'Harmonious Relationships' retreat for couples which aims to solve the problems which hamper harmony with our chosen partner and restore them to what they were in happier times. Our testimonials show that we have a growing international reputation for saving relationships on the brink of breakdown. Our unique 'Save your marriage in three days' programme was our most successful retreat in 2015 and is proving equally popular this year.

The programmes run at 'Therapy Retreats' involve a unique  'Instant Image Therapy (IIT)' rapid results approach over a few days, either midweek or at a weekend. They  provide instant control over those destructive and negative thought patterns which may have become ingrained over many years. On leaving the retreat clients have various strategies and a 'tool box' of resources to enable the progress made on retreat to be maintained. We do not go in for the normal approach of long, drawn out delving into the past as we remain focused on what you are capable of tomorrow, not what you have been doing wrong in the past. Rapid cognitive change is expected and this is achieved by the intense programme we use to ensure rapid change and permanent results.

WHAT NEXT ?     Take some time to explore our website and the retreats we offer. Then drop us a note from the 'Contact us' page with a brief outline of your needs. We will then send you some information and a 'Personal Details Form'. When this form is returned we are then able to devise a personal retreat specific to your needs and arrange a venue.  Our 1-2-1 individual / couple retreats are effective because they allow us to focus on your particular needs. We do not run a 'one size fits all' programme as each client / couple has unique individual needs. Our individual client based programme allows us to  focus on resolving these needs. Our 'Group Retreats' are held at our Champneys Spa venue. These may be for a small group of couples wishing to learn how to harmonise their relationship or for a small group wishing to learn how to overcome specific emotional concerns, like confidence, self-esteem or anxiety. Dates of retreats are determined at your convenience. We arrange retreat dates to suit your diary, not ours. We are happy to discuss any issues or requests by telephone as well. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we may be of assistance in helping you address your concerns.

You will find more information on our "Our Retreats" page under 'Details and Fees'.

"I think it is essential sometimes to go to retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing…"      
              J. Krishnamurti


Alan & Robin, Glos. March 2016
"David has a knack for retieving useful information from extremely unhelpful arguements. Insightful, empowering and incredibly helpful. Referred by friend, I'd recommend it! "

Claudia and Gavin, London, March 2016
"Amazing experience. Straight to the point. Tackled the issue head-on, no going round. This is exactly what we needed. So pleased we went ahead with it."

 James and Effie, London, February 2016 
"Arrived hopeless, left with a completely new sense of hope and optimism. Wonderful and life-affirming."

Jackie & Claude, Hampshire. December 2015

"Our only regret is not coming to David sooner. What a difference just a few days can make. Thank you for giving me back my husband".  "We would unreservedly recommend 'Therapy Retreats' to anyone experiencing relationship issues. Keep up the good work. Found it far better than 'Relate' counselling".

Ruth, Hampshire
"I have accomplished more in five days on this retreat than I have in the last two years by other therapy methods. Soon felt at ease with David. I will continue using the tools he has taught me for the rest of my life".

Sarah & Adam, Oxford: "We arrived in low spirits! David very skilfully unpicked the mess we had got ourselves into. His straight talking and knowledge coupled with his ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly has put back where we wanted to be - feeling happy, relating to one another positively and excited about our future".

Anne & Eric, Denmark:  "I had lost faith in our relationship, but David's retreat gave me not only hope but even planted a seed of new love."  "Where there is a will there is a way and this retreat showed us the way. It addressed all the areas that were important to us. Very efficient and focused."  

 This testimonial from a couple wishing to remain anonymous:    "We've tried every therapy going but with no success. This new approach, not going over past hurts, feels like it can not only have a hugh impact on our relationship but also to our lives in general."    "Very different approach but very direct and valid understanding of our issues helping us to move forward. "                    

 Peter and Ann, London. December:  "Dear David,   We want to thank you very much for our retreat.  This was a watershed for both of us - we have continued to practise the programme most days, using co-counselling when we feel the need and both of us have sped up the process of letting go.  We find ourselves, now, in a much happier and more harmonious place and look forward to the future with great anticipation.  Thank you very much for a most effective counselling experience" 

Becky, from Oxford, left this testimonial after a private retreat in July:   "David's therapy sessions are very informative and incredibly solution focused. David has genuine understanding of your needs and equips you with the tools and resources to help heal yourself. Self-awareness was the key to David's approach. Highly recommended therapy!" 

Sue from Devon wrote this in May:  " This retreat was an ideal, intensive programme which allowed the client to identify what needs to change and provides the tools to make that change.This is highly recommended for busy professional people".

Sara Tomlin, of Hertfordshire, wrote this after a recent private retreat at Talmage House in April this year:   “I didn't know what to expect from a therapy retreat and doubted that my problems could be fixed in such a short space of time. David didn't spend time dwelling on the past and his matter-of-fact and sometimes humorous approach had me feeling different after just the first day. Since the retreat I have never felt better about myself and I have effective strategies to deal confidently with situations that used to have me in a state of complete anxiety! Life is very different (for the better!!!). It was truly the best investment I have made in years. Thankyou”.

Sarah S. London : "I hope the places on your retreats are being taken up because you certainly delivered what you promised on mine". 

From a couple wishing to remain anonymous; written in September: "David was the perfect guide for what we were looking for - someone to help us focus on the future and to help arm us with the skills to get back on track and choose a different way of thinking about our lives and where we wanted to go. David is a skilful communicator and I will always value the guidance he gave us, and the toolbox we left the retreat with. If you are serious about committing to a future where you learn from the past but don't want to be restricted by it, then I highly recommend David".


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