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Couples & Family Therapist / Speaker / Consultant / Author

Kalanit Ben-Ari, PhD
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My Story


With a passion for my work, I am dedicated to helping couples strengthen their romances and re-fire the love in their relationships. I have extensive experience working with couples and families helping them establish and maintain the relationship they desire as well as facilitating relationship workshops. I have worked as a couples therapist and parental advisor for the past 20 years and have a private clinic in Hampstead, London. Following my passion for writing I published two books, one for parents Small Steps to Great Parenting which is an Amazon Best seller, and one for children The Lost Book


In my own personal life, I am married to Adi and we have two wonderful daughters.            ​

Professionally, I gained a BA and an MA in Social Work, specialising in Clinical Child Development, at the University of Haifa, Israel. I gained a Doctorate in Psychology at the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, Birkbeck, University of London. My main research area was the influence of psychological processes and childhood experiences on adult romantic relationships. I am a Certified Imago Advanced Therapist and have been the Chair of Imago UK since 2013. I also served on the IRI (Imago Relationship International) Board of Directors during 2016-2017. I was trained by Harville Hendrix, founder of Imago Relationship Therapy an internationally recognised relationship therapy approach. I train and supervise therapists to become Imago certified.

I frequently teach and lecture on a variety of parental and couples topics, and I am a certified workshop presenter for some of the best known parenting programmes (e.g., “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen”, and “Connected Parents-Thriving Kids”). I have also developed my own unique programme for parents, based on 15 years of experience working with families. I teach in parenting groups at my clinic, community and educational centres.

In recent years I trained in Neurofeedback and Brainspotting (Lever 2) Therapy. 

I look forward to working with you,


Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari is frequently featured in national press. Some of the latest articles can be found HERE.

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Couples relationships

Parenting & family issues 

Trauma / Communication 

Separation/ recovery from affairs 

Therapist's supervisor 

Public speaker

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