Rhian Kivits, PGCE, MNCS (Accred), Relate qualified Sex & Relationship Therapy
I’m a Relate qualified, accredited Counsellor and PGCE qualified Trainer. I take an integrative approach and my philosophy is all about promoting empowering ways to work through difficulties and reach for everything you want from life – and more. I work confidentially in person, by phone or online with couples, individuals and groups.
What I can help with
I offer General Counselling & Sex & Relationship Therapy for couples or individuals.
I can help with any issue that is having an impact on your life. I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples find clarity and a way forward. Please have a look at my website if you'd like to find out more about Sex & Relationship Therapy.
I am trained in a variety of approaches including psychodynamic, systemic, person centred, solution focused and cognitive behavioural (CBT). I’m also trained in Mindfulness and often bring in psychoeducation, positive thinking and motivational approaches if you need support with positive change. When we first meet, we will have a full discussion about your issues and I’ll explain how we will approach your counselling.
I work with clients of all genders and sexual orientations. I’m open minded and LGBTQ+ friendly. I fully support Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities.
How your counselling will be structured
Sessions will usually be for 50 minutes on a weekly basis. After a focused period of counselling, you may wish to attend monthly or occasionally for ongoing support. I’m able to work flexibly to make sure you are supported according to your personal needs.
You may only need a few sessions or you may want to attend longer term therapy – we will review your progress together to make sure you’re getting the most out of your counselling.
How I support you
I am a sensitive and compassionate person. I understand how hard it can be for you to talk about your problems. I am honest but I will not judge or disapprove. I offer a safe, supportive environment to help you feel at ease. This means progressing at your pace and acknowledging your needs as we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and consider how you can move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Relate Institute/Doncaster University Centre Counselling Diploma
Diploma in Mindfulness
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education & Training)
Adult Literacy Specialist Post Graduate Certificate
Further training attended:
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Mental Health Awareness
Domestic Violence Assessment, Intervention & Individual Structured Interviews
Advanced training in Psychosexual Therapy
Couples & Affairs
Erotic Transference & Counter Transference
Sexual Health Training
Understanding Sex and Internet Addiction
Treating Sexual Compulsion and Addiction
Supporting the Partners of Sex Addicts
Mindful Sex and Relationship Therapy
Gender Variance in Primary Care
Gender and Sexual Diversity
I’ve worked with hundreds of couples and individuals as a Counsellor. I’ve also spent over 15 years working at management level in professional training and mentoring roles helping people overcome challenges in their lives. This included time spent working for the Mental Health charity Mind delivering talking therapies, training young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties in the Further Education sector and managing services for families coping with deprivation. I also have over 10 years experience as a Teacher and Practitioner of Complementary Therapies and hold a variety of qualifications in this area.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and a General Member of COSRT.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I offer a sliding scale of fees dependent upon your affordability.
Concessions are available for clients on a low income or in financial difficulty.
I offer a free informal telephone discussion for anyone who'd like to find out more about counselling or ask me any questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer a flexible, responsive service according to your needs.
Types of client