Mr Chi Ko MSc (Psych.) BSc RN PGDipPST DPSN
I am an experienced psychotherapist with 30 years experience in psychological well-being. As a Registered Mental Health Practitioner, I work with both short term and long term difficulties.
With a Master in Psychology, I am professionally Accredited by BACP and COSRT as a Psychotherapist as well as a Sex and Relationship Therapist.
As a Registered Sex Addiction Specialist with ATSAC, I also extend my work with clients who may be affected by Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity.
I also provide clinical supervision and personal therapy for trainee counsellors and trainee psychological therapists.
Please visit my website for further information: www.starttherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Professionally Accredited by BACP and COSRT
MSc Psychology - University of Central Lancashire
Post Graduate Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy - University of Hull
EMDR part 1, 2 & 3 - EMDR UK and Europe
Coaching for Counselling - Lancaster University Training Academy
Diploma of Professional Studies in Nursing - Salford University
Clinical Supervision Training - University of Central Lancashire
Registered Nurse - Nursing and Midwifery Council
Professional Diploma in Sex Addiction - Therapy Institute
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - BMC college
ATSAC Registered Sex Addiction Treatment Specialist
Specialist Training in working with Sexual Offending - STOPSO
BSc(Hons) Chemistry - Manchester University
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapists who offer Psychosexual Therapy and Sex Addiction Treatment should be registered with a recognised body such as COSRT, CSRP, BPS, BACP, UKCP and/ or ATSAC.
My clinical work is adhered to the ethical framework and code of practice set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I am fully insured and have up to date DBS disclosure.
Some areas that I deal with regularly include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Lack confidence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genito-Pelvic Pain/ Penetrative Disorder (formerly Vaginismus and Dysparunia), Loss in Desire, Premature or other ejaculatory difficulties, Sex Related Addiction, Sexuality, Sexual Phobia or Aversion, Abuse and Gender issues.
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Free 20 minute telephone consultation applied to all new clients.
I offer a sliding scale between £50 and £80 per session, so that I can offer my service to students and low waged.
Booking an initial session can often help in your decision about whether psychological therapy is right for you. There is no pressure or obligation to continue after the initial consultation.
Daytime and Evening Appointments Available
- Easily Accessible by Public Transport and by car
- Friendly, Comfortable and Pleasant Environment
- Fully insured and up to date DBS check
I work with individuals and couples from sexual difficulties to sexual understanding. I work with a range of sex and relationship issues such as sexual dysfunctions including Erectile and Ejaculatory difficulties, Painful Sex and Loss of Desire. I also support individuals and couples working to develop their sexual confidence and sexual intimacy.
With the widespread of Internet access to Pornography and prolific dating APPs, a lot of people are facing their curiosities or temptations to explore SEX and SEXUALITY on the Internet because of the nature of anonymity and the availability of mobile devices. Some people may see pornography and random sex being normal, particularly if they are single and not in a relationship. However, this may affect their sexual attitudes and beliefs, causing conflicts in their past, current or future relationships.
Very often people may end up (either by curiosity or compulsion) having affairs or losing their intimacy with their partner. If discovered, the consequence could be severe.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible appointments are available during day time, evenings and weekends. A longer session or double session is available on request or if appropriate.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Chi is an experienced Psychotherapist and supervisor with 15 years experience supervising trainees, counsellors and other helping professionals (including volunteers and nurses) in both statutory and non-statutory settings.View supervision profile