Relationship Services is the home of Relationship expert professionals. It is located at Staplehurst Lodge in Sittingbourne, Kent. With six consulting rooms and plenty of parking, it can cater for individuals, couples, families and groups. The Director, Associates and external Consultants offer a range of approaches to counselling, psychotherapy, supervision, mediation and education. “We work together as a team.”
Eliott Green – Director
Eliott first qualified as a teacher in 1981. In 1984 he also became a school counsellor seeing young people with special educational needs and their families. He became well versed in both psychodynamic and CBT approaches. In 1990 he began training in Transactional Analysis and qualified as a Certified Transactional Analyst (clinical) in 1996. He became registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a Psychotherapist. In 1996 he also became an Accredited counsellor (now senior accredited) of the BACP. Eliott continued to train in Transactional analysis and in 2003 became a Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy). He became a trainer of TA student psychotherapists and ran a number of supervision groups. His interest in family and systemic therapy as well as soul & spirit considerations resulted in him developing a distinctive approach to therapy and therapy training. In 2007 he became dual registered as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist as well as a TA psychotherapist. Eliott set up ‘Counselling Services’ in 1991 in Rochester, Kent. He saw individuals, couples and ran several therapy groups until 2012 when he moved to Sittingbourne. Between 1994 and 2000, he ran several groups for GPs in areas such as anxiety & depression, trauma recovery, food issues, anger, parenting and relationship issues. He worked with families, foster parents, children with special needs and developed an expertise in autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Eliott was the Chair of Professional Practice for the Institute of Transactional Analysis between 2001 and 2004. In this role he developed skills in mediating parties who were often locked in personal and professional disputes. He then became the Chief Executive Officer between 2004 and 2006. His interest in systems, history, politics, philosophy and law was all put into practice!
In 2010 Eliott decided to devote his energy to improving the situation of people who were having relationship difficulties. To that end he trained as a family mediator and completed a law degree. He was then able to offer help to those who wished to end their relationship as well as those who sought therapy to stay together.
In 2012 he launched ‘Relationship Services’ from Sittingbourne, bringing in Relationship expert professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists, mediators, lawyers and workshop facilitators. Eliott is married to Giselle who is a well-known author. They have six boys and live in Kent.
Mary Raymont – Associate Lawyer Mediator
Mary is an experienced mediator and specialises in family cases involving separation and divorce. Mary was a solicitor in a Legal 500 firm for 22 years having qualified as a solicitor in 1992. Mary has vast experience dealing with financial settlements as well as working to resolve children arrangements including representing children. When dealing with financial cases, these usually involve resolution of income, property, capital, debt, pensions and business issues.
Mary is used to working with chartered surveyors, actuaries, independent financial advisors and accountants and focuses upon practical realistic and workable solutions. Mary is trained by Resolution and has 15 years experience of mediation including co-mediation, shuttle mediation and online mediation. Mary has been accredited by the Law Society and Resolution as a family specialist. Mary offers Mediation Information and Assessment meetings (MIAMS)
Rita Bryant – Psychotherapist and educator
Rita has been a psychotherapist for ten years and is registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists. Her main model is Transactional Analysis, although she has wide experience of other approaches. She is also a qualified counsellor and is an accredited member of BACP.
Her particular interest is in working with trauma and in the area of personal growth, but she has wide experience with many of the issues that people may face during their life. Previously, Rita has worked as a personnel manager, a trainer and has run her own training consultancy.
Debbie Sutton – Psychotherapist and educator
Debbie has been a psychotherapist for ten years and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychorherapy and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Although her main model is Transactional Analysis, Debbie’s interests in other approaches allow her to work creatively and with diversity. She has a particular interest in ‘pregnancy’ and the difficulties that can emerge for either parent as well as for all those within the family relationship. Debbie has previously worked as a counsellor on a weight management programme. Her interest is in how people relate to food, and the range of difficulties that this may bring.
Dr Joanne Ross – Occupational Therapy Consultant
Joanne has over 25 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions’ Council and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. As an Occupational Therapist she is concerned with problems with functioning and well-being in everyday activities at home, school and/or work. Joanne provides assessments and personalised therapy programmes. She works with children and young people (5+), adults and families, in one to one and group settings. Joanne has a background in mental health and recovery-focused practice. She specialises in neuro-diverse conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorders, Dyspraxia and Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (DCD) and behavioural, emotional and attachment problems affecting everyday activities and relationships. She has previously worked in the NHS and in Higher Education and is author of Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation (Wiley 2008).