Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) Counselling Pychologist & Psychosexual Therapist
The Broughty Practice For Psychology Services
357 King Street
The Third Level Foundation
35A Union Street
The aim of the Psychology Service is to provide safe and accessible psychological therapy and psychosexual therapy for anyone seeking professional therapeutic support. I abide by the ethics and principles of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a Chartered Psychologist and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) as an Accredited Member. I am also registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Psychological Therapy is available for both adults and young people (12-18 years of age) who require professional therapeutic support for any form of emotional difficulty or mental health issue. Trauma focused therapy is offered to those who might be struggling with the after-effects of a traumatic event or more complex multiple events that have occurred over a longer period of time. Systemic family therapy is also an option when family members wish to attend together.
For further details please visit www.dundeepsychologist.co.uk.
Sexual difficulties can affect anybody at any stage of life causing distress, anxiety and relationship problems. Psychosexual Therapy is a unique and effective form of psychotherapy which focuses on helping people overcome sexual problems.
- It may be that you never seem to be in the mood for sex anymore (Low Sexual Desire).
- You might be finding sex painful and this has caused you to avoid it altogether, or it has made intercourse impossible to achieve (Dyspareunia or Vaginisimus)
- Sexual arousal may be difficult to attain or maintain resulting in problems getting or maintaining an erection (for men) or lubricating enough to make sex pleasurable (for women) (Erection Difficulties or Arousal Disorder).
- Orgasm happens rapidly, long before you would like it to or does not happen at all (Rapid Ejaculation or Inhibited Ejaculation).
- There has been a general breakdown in your sexual relationship and you don't know how to get it started again.
- Sex is surrounded by fear and uncontrollable anxiety (Trauma, Sexual Aversion or Phobias).
- You may want to explore your sexual and/or gender identity.
Sex therapy is for adults of all ages, whether heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or gay; single people and couples who are married, cohabiting or living separately.
You do not have to be in a current relationship to benefit from psychosexual therapy, but if you are currently in a relationship you will benefit most from coming along together. The first step is an assessment where we can meet and talk through the problems you are experiencing before deciding the best way forward.
Psychosexual therapy is a talking therapy where both the physical and psychological aspects of the sexual difficulty will be considered, however, you will be given tasks to do in the privacy of your own home. These 'homework' sessions are an important part of the programme and are designed specifically to alleviate anxiety, build confidence and to help bring about lasting change. I work integratively, combining cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with humanistic and systemic psychological approaches to suit each unique couple or individual and I strive to keep my practice informed by the most recent and relevant research in the area.
Seeking help with a sexual problem can be hard to do. It can seem much easier to ignore it and hope it will resolve itself. Sometimes it may, but in those cases where it does not there is professional help available. "I wish we had done this sooner" is a phrase I hear often.
For further details please visit www.sextherapistdundee.co.uk.
Clinical Supervision & Consultancy
I can offer supervision and consultancy to any practitioner involved in providing psychosexual therapy. This includes psychosexual & relationship therapists who are qualified or in training, working in private practice, the NHS or other organisational settings.
Supervision is also offered to counselling psychologists in training and to counsellors who are qualified or in training. Concessional fees are available for those on a current training programme.
I can provide consultancy and training services to organisations. Please contact me if this is something you would like to discuss.
My details can be found on the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). This is an online search facility for those searching for a psychology supervisor and is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.
Dr. Samantha Baradhi is based at The Broughty Practice for Osteopathic Medicine & Psychology Services, an established and discreet independent healthcare practice in the centre of Broughty Ferry, just outside Dundee.
Psychosexual Therapy is also available at the practice in Aberdeen.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University) 2016
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Accredited by the British Psychological Society) 2016
- Foundation in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (Family Therapy Training Network, FTTN) 2016
- Sexual Crucible Therapy Masterclasses (with David Schnarch & Ruth Morehouse) 2013.
- Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy (Porterbrook NHS Clinic, Sheffield) 2007.
- Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (Relate Central, Rugby) 2006.
- Systemic Couple Counselling (Relate Central, Rugby) 2005.
- Psychodynamic Couple Counselling (London Marriage Guidance) 2002
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Goldsmiths College, University of London) 1998
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- 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
- 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 problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£60 per hourly session.
My aim is to provide a high standard of therapeutic care that is both accessible and affordable. With this in mind, I can offer reduced fees to students and those on a limited income for daytime appointments.
Our chartered membership reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is our gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Our chartered members are entitled to use the designation 'CPsychol'.
The title Counselling Psychologist (along with Clinical, Forensic, Health and Educational Psychologist) is protected by The British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and anyone using this title must be fully qualified, registered with these professional bodies and adhere to their ethical and professional codes of practice. The title 'Psychologist' alone is not protected by these organisations and not subject to these codes of training or practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
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Supervision & training
I can currently offer individual clinical supervision to psychosexual and relationship therapists, whether in training, private or NHS settings. .View supervision profile