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The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships announces Andrew Balfour as new CEO

Andrew Balfour has been named as the new CEO of The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR), following an open selection process.

Balfour already has over 15 years’ worth of experience with TCCR – internationally renowned for delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples – having worked on clinical delivery and innovative projects from within the London based organisation.

Andrew Balfour is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to work with couples and individuals and is also qualified as a clinical psychologist. He has many years’ experience of working psychotherapeutically with couples, developing new projects and conducting research.  He has published many papers in the field and has taught and lectured widely both in Britain and abroad. 

Of the appointment, Chair of Trustees Nick Pearce said:

“Andrew impressed us immensely with both his energy and enthusiasm. Of great importance was Andrew’s emphasis on the role that innovation, research and evidence play in TCCR’s best work and his plans to continue this. He also has an unrivalled grasp on how our core services work to the benefit of our clients and stakeholders.”

Of his new role, Andrew Balfour commented:

“I am delighted and honoured to lead The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, which is known the world over for innovation, research and for the quality of our clinical services and practitioner training. To lead this rich and diverse institution, at a time when our messages about the importance of relationships for the fabric of society are being heard in government and more widely in society, is a great opportunity.”

For further information contact:

TCCR: John Fenna, Head of Marketing & Communications T: 0207 380 1974 E: jfenna@tccr.org.uk  W: www.tccr.ac.uk            www.tccr.org.uk

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  1. About TCCR

The quality of our closest relationships profoundly affects how we feel about ourselves and has material and measurable consequences for our lives and those around us – affecting the emotional, cognitive and physical development of our children, our capacity to work and to be fulfilled in work, and our physical and mental health.

Established in 1948 The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) is an internationally renowned charity delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples.

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Registered Charity Number: 211058. Company number: 241618 registered in England and Wales. The Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology