Elizabeth Hicks, Sex & Relationship Therapist, Family & Individual Counsellor
Are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself or your partner or family? Are you or your partner impacted by your sexual behavior or do you struggle to communicate how you are feeling? I have an approachable warm and empathic manner and offer a confidential, non- judge mental counselling and therapy service. I am a fully qualified Relate practitioner and have a specialism in Relationship Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and I am also a Sex Addiction Specialist ( trained by ATSAC). I have an integrative approach to therapy including using CBT and mindfulness techniques to work with anxiety, low mood and self esteem issues. I am a Registered Member of BACP and The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and am bound by their codes of ethics and principles of good practice.
Individual & Couple Counselling ,Family Therapy & Children's Counselling
I work with individuals, couples (couple counselling) and families (family therapy), and children, with a wide range of issues such as:
communication difficulties (within the couple relationship & the wider family); low self esteem & confidence issues; adapting to change; trust & jealousy issues; effects of past relationships; trauma; the impact of historic sexual abuse and sexual violence; parenting challenges; stress & anxiety; depression; work difficulties; the impact of addiction; grief & loss; affairs; and coming to terms with the ending of a relationship.
Psychosexual Therapy focuses on sexual and intimacy issues in your relationship and on an individual basis.
These issues may include:
-vaginismus (the involuntary tightening of the vagina)
-loss of interest in sex and arousal difficulties
-difficulty in achieving orgasm
-premature and delayed ejaculation
-reintroducing sex and intimacy after a period of not being sexual
Other issues which may impact your sexual relationship such as: the menopause; chronic illness or disability; sexuality issues; gender issues; sex after IVF; sexual trauma and childhood sexual abuse.
Sex Addiction & Compulsive Behaviours
Do you or your partner feel your use of internet pornography; masturbation; cyber-sex or chat rooms, has become excessive, preoccupying or no longer acceptable? Are your online or sexual behaviours impacting your sense of self, your relationship, family or work life? I can help you to explore these issues to gain a better understanding of your behaviour, support with change, and increase your overall sense of well-being. I also can offer support to partners of those who have a compulsive sexual issue.
We can together, explore your issues in a sensitive, but productive way. The therapy process can help to try to make sense of what's gone before; rebuild confidence and self esteem, achieve a more effective way of communicating and establish resilience for the future. Clients often say that it is helpful to have a place to take time for themselves, and to reflect on their own needs.
I offer both long and short term counselling and therapy and together we will explore during an intial assessment, which is the most beneficial for your situation.
I can offer Clinical Supervision to fully qualified and trainee counsellors.
To arrange an Initial Appointment or any enquiries, you are welcome to contact me via email.
Training, qualifications & experience
University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling (Relate Institute)
Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (Institute of Family Therapy)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (Relate Institute)
Professional Certificate in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsive Behaviours (ATSAC)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Relate Institute)
-Pyschosexual therapy in a sexualised culture
-How to treat painful sex
-Sexual violence and the impact on the victim
-Adult Survivors of sexual abuse
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
-Supporting Parents of Children with additional needs
-Domestic violence & abuse: individual structured interviews
-Domestic violence & abuse: assessment & interventions
-Mental Health & the impact on couples
-Impact of children living in a sexualised culture
-Mindful Sex & Relationships
-Understanding the impact of Shame
-Working with Self Harm
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Sessions are for up to 50 minutes at a cost of £50 (individual, couple or family).
Initial Appointment £40
1 hour 30 minutes couple sessions which are charged at £80, are also available.
Please enquire for Clinical Supervision fees
Payment is accepted in cash
Maps & Directions
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors and psychosexual therapists.View supervision profile