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 Ruthie Portnoy CMH CHYP CPNLP MICP(Accred)

 Ruthie is a certified Imago Couples Therapist.  She works with couples and individuals empowering them to make important moves and also deals with stress, and  pain.  She believes that with the right help many marriages and relationships can thrive and heal and when they can't, she will help the couple maintain a civil relationship.

Another important facet of Ruthie's work is to Prepare and Enrich couples who are considering making the committment of marriage.  

Ruthie also  works with individuals as an Advanced EFT Practitoner - for more details go to www.ruthieportnoyeft.com   



Joel Portnoy MICP

Joel is a certified  Imago Couples Therapist and SI Relationship Coach.  With over 30 years experience as a Rabbi helping individuals couples and families, he is a most empathic Therapist and Life Coach. 

In addition to working with couples in crisis, Joel strongly believes in the potential for the best of marriages to be even better through enhanced communication, love and connection.  He is an ACT consistent therapist who helps couples become aware of their growth edge through his role as a Prepare and Enrich Facilitator.


PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEM SAY.................

”Ruthie and Joel are a rare find. Based on many years of experience in helping couples – including being one – they have carefully crafted their own Relationship Enhancement model to serve couples s wherever they are and in whatever state. Both are generous and tender in their style of working and that way challenging for any couples who may have lost these capacities. I find them beautiful beings and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended !”

Bernd Leygraf, 
Consultant Psychosexual Psychotherapist, 
Director Naos-Institute Co-Director London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy


‘I have had the pleasure of being part of the training journey of Ruthie and Joel. They are committed to assisting couples in their own unique way. Both are dedicated to supporting couples in stress, confusion and crisis and I am happy to recommend their work’

Judi Keshet-Orr
Consultant Psychosexual Psychotherapist UKCP/CSRP.
Fellow CORSTPsychiatrist and Psychotherapist

Rabbi Joel and Ruthie Portnoy have years of supporting and guiding individuals and couples. I am a big fan of the two of them and have personally learnt much from working with them and knowing them as a couple. They not only help and coach couples but they are a personal example of a couple that are constantly working on and enriching their own relationship. As an Imago therapist and Prepare-Enrich facilitator I know first hand of the valuable and precious tools that the Portnoy’s can share with couples. Working with them individually or as a couple will enhance your relationship for a lifetime.

Gary Janit,
Imago Relationship Therapist, CBT therapist & Psychotherapist
Director of CBT Therapy Manchester

I would like to highly recommend Rabbi Joel and Ruthie Portnoy as dedicated and sincere professionals in the field of relationships and am sure their work with couples will be a great contribution to anyone willing to better their marriage. They both combine a serioius professional approach with a personal warmth based on their accumulated experience as communal leaders and spiritual advisers over decades of public service.

Dr Hillel Davis
Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

Ruthie and Joel are dedicated to helping couples create strong, lasting relationships within which they experience the joy of deeply connecting. They bring their many years of wisdom and experience to this mission.

Dr. Sophie Slade
Imago Senior Clinical Instructor
Winner of the Harville Hendrix Award for Clinical Excellence