Samantha Jones. Sex, Relationships, Gender and Sexual Diversity Specialist
I am a fully qualified psychosexual and relationship/couples therapist and sex coach working within the NHS and private practice. I work with all kinds of sexual and relationship issues with men, women, other gender and couples and multi person relationships. I am a specialist in alternative lifestyle (open, swinging, poly etc,) LGBT, Kink, fetish and BDSM .
I am a member of CORST (collage of sexual and relationship therapists) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
What is Psychosexual Counselling (Sex Therapy)?
Couples and Individuals come to Psychosexual Counselling with a variety of concerns. Maybe they have noticed a difference in their libidos, or lack of desire for sex. Perhaps their sexual relationship has changed after having children. Maybe there are specific issues such as Erectile Dysfunction, Anorgasmia (inability to orgasm) Premature Ejaculation, Dyspareunia (painful sex) Gender Dysphoria, Sexual Orientation Confusion.
You may even have a fetish or a kink such as BDSM, D/s, Adult Baby, shoe fetish, Rubber or Latex and you are uncomfortable with such feelings. You could be involved in the swinging or dogging scene or interested in polyamory and it is causing you and or/ your partner issues.
Your problem could be fairly recent or long standing. Sometimes sexual issues can come after a previously good sex life. Your sexual confidence could be low after the end of a relationship. Maybe you are not sexually confident and need a little help and perhaps even education.
What is Relationship Therapy?
Relationships can be wonderful but when they go wrong it can be so very painful, so painful that there may not seem a way to make things better. Maybe there has been an infidelity issue or stress after having a baby. Work or financial worries can have a huge impact in your relationship. You could feel that you are going round in circles arguing over the same issues time and time again and need a bit of guidance to help make things clearer for you both. You could just be newly divorced or separated and need a bit of support to help you move forward in your life. whatever relationship worries you (both) have we can work together to find a suitable solution for you.
What is Sex Coaching?
Sex coaching is different to traditional Psychosexual Therapy in that if focuses not on sexual dysfunctions but on what you want out of sex, In the session we will look at the sex life you have now and where it coud be improved and how. We will look at your core sexual beliefs and myths you may hold and explore your fantasies and desires culminating in how to have the fulfilling sex life you have always wanted.
Your session may include homework that coud be anything from watching films to researching or reading literature. drawing or writing. Whatever works for you/us at the time.
In my general counselling work I deal with issues such as Bereavement, lack of self esteem, OCD problems, (obsessive compulsive disorder) addictions, etc
For those who feel i am the right therapist for them but live too far away I now offer Psychosexual / Relationship /General Therapy by Skype
My skype name is Samantha.taoi
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Diploma (post grad level) in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
PgDip Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Training in Couples Therapy.
Diploma (post grad level) in Relationship Therapy With Gender and Sexually Diverse Clients
I attend many CPD (continual professional development) such as IMAGO therapy, counselling survivors of sexual abuse workshops etc.
I am an ongoing student of Tantra and have been studying this for 7 years.
I am looking into creating and hosting workshops for couples and individuals on variouis topics of sex and relationships
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual Issues include:
Loss of sexual desire
Anxiety/phobias around sex
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
£40 for an individual
£60 for a couple
Saturday mornings are £60 and £80 respectively
Those on low income or benefits may receive discount.
I work integratively combining many different theoretical perspectives. I believe that no one type of theoretical model fits all so I use models such as Person Centered, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Systemic, CBT to be able to meet the needs of my clients.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Upton by Chester - Monday evenings from 5pm Some Saturday mornings are available until midday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|