The Therapy Haven

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About Us

We are Robin and Desri Goodwin, a husband and wife team who have worked together for over 25 years.

In 2007, a serious health issue and a new dream resulted in us beginning an intensive 4 year re-training programme. We researched and found the best teachers in their fields such as John Grinder, The NLP academy, Anthony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, Matthew Kenney.

Our training continues today, most recently with the Satir Institute and the Couples Institute, as we are committed to continuous learning and education. We also learn so much from our clients.

We have a diverse entrepreneurial history of selling our innovative products and designs, manufacturing, retailing and worldwide distribution whilst renovating our homes (as soon as one’s finished we seem to find a new project and move!), having new adventures and raising kids.

Whilst doing that, we have surmounted more problems and realised more dreams than we can list!

We have experienced – and seen so many others experience – the stress, fatigue, illness, highs and lows that most people go through in one way or another and the toll it takes on them and their loved ones.

Our training includes, but is not restricted to


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Stonebridge

Strategic Intervention Life Coach: Graduate of Robbins-Madanes Training with Tony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, Mark Peysha, and Magali Peysha.

Certified Clinical Nutritionist: Stonebridge College.

Advanced Raw Food Chef: Matthew Kenney Culinary & Plantlab.

Developmental Model Couples’ Therapy: Couples’ Institute.



Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (STST): Advanced.

Master NLP Practitioner:  Trained by (amongst others) John Grinder, Carmen Bostic-Sinclair & NLP Academy.

Hypnotherapist: Michael Caroll & NLP Academy.

Certified Coach: ACC with the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Masters’ Degree MSc: Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Being committed to continuous education, we keep up with developments in our fields.

There are so many things that happen in life that we don’t like and feel we have no choice about or control over.

Using NLP, STST and other emotional therapy techniques, we dig deep and help unravel and free you from the issues that limit you and hold you back from reaching your true potential. We can not stop them from having happened, but we can change the way they affect you. 

You will never ever be left in a bad or difficult place. This work can only make things better.

We have helped many people change their lives and their options to become happier, more relaxed, fulfilled and healthy.

People travel to us from all over the world to find peace of mind, renewed energy and motivation and healing and since 2018 we have been facilitating the same levels of change online via video link.

We work one-to-one online via zoom and provide one-to-one, in-person residential retreats for individuals, couples or families. 

We would love the opportunity to do the same for you.

Desri Goodwin


Desri is a Robbins-Madanes trained Strategic Intervention coach, a highly trained Couples’ Therapist, trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as a clinical nutritionist and an advanced raw food chef by the renowned Matthew Kenney and Plantlab. 

She runs the bespoke and life-changing retreats on the Ile de Ré in France, as well as online since 2018, dealing with the health and wellbeing of both mind and body. 

She creates the delicious meals that cleanse, heal and sustain. Having been obsessed with making plant-based meals taste as good, as indulgent and as exciting as any other cuisine for over 20 years she is a pioneer in combining gourmet with nutritious.

Desri understands the emotional and health challenges that can present themselves through different situations and life stages and has vast experience in helping people regain energy, confidence, motivation and happiness whether they suffer from burnout, loss of identity after a crisis or life stage or are recovering from illness and most other things in between.

She knows how to juggle – and how hard that can be!

She supports clients on their journey as well as some coaching. Her coaching specialisations are coping with life changes, health, relationships and weight management.

, Robin qualified as a Practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)


Robin uses a broad range of powerful techniques to help people, often working with the unconscious, to create real change in the way one thinks and feels in order to achieve personal transformation. 

His experience and successes are vast and very significant with over 1,000 hours of therapy and coaching. His training and qualifications are extensive and he is often called in the role of therapist and coach to help other therapists.

He specialises in deep emotional therapy dealing with and resolving life-affecting traumas which often, though not always, happened in childhood by combining various methods, learned and extensively developed and advanced over the years. 

He is relaxed, supportive and nurturing. Confidentiality is guaranteed and there is the option of working without context on the rare occasion that is a problem (for example if a client does not want to share the issue they need to deal with).

“Robin Goodwin achieves fast and meaningful results and educates you, providing you with tools and the mindset to put you on the path to live the life you want to”.

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