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I have been working as an integrative psychotherapist, couple therapist and psychosexual therapist for over 35 years. I offer specialist support with relationship and sexual issues to individuals and couples as well as supervision to practising counsellors and psychotherapists. My work has developed and matured over the years and, although I'm always aware of familiar relationship patterns and make use of these to help individuals and couples, I also find that each relationship/individual is unique. Supporting and valuing this uniqueness is what makes my work interesting and rewarding.
What I'm offering
I'm offering support to individuals and couples who are having difficulty in their relationships. You may be experiencing anxiety and unhappiness in the relationship, you may have sex problems, money problems or problems with bringing up your children and I'm certainly able to help with this. However, my aim is not just to get the relationship 'back on track' but also to deepen and develop it so it becomes the best it can be.
The relationships I work with are not just couple relationships. I also have experience of working with parents and their grown up children and relationships between siblings. In my individual work, I'm happy to explore any relationships in your life including, and especially, your relationship with yourself.
Availability and Location
I'm now working face to face in Frome at the Lifecare Health Clinic. I'm starting with Thursday and may expand according to the demand. Spaces will be limited. Contact me to book. My Zoom practice will continue and is generally quite busy - I have some daytime spaces, but evening slots are less easy to come by. However, these things can change very rapidly so do contact me anyway.
My book Sexual Grounding Therapy: context, Theory and Practice was published by Routledge in May 2021 - see link below. The subject matter is one of the therapies I'm trained in and it will be interesting and useful to both professionals and people who are curious about the influence of their up-bringing on their sexual relationships.
This book can also be obtained directly from me (signed if you wish) at a discounted price. Contact me to arrange this.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapy 1985
MSc Health Psychology 1995
Diploma in Contextual Couple Counselling 2005
Qualified Sexual Grounding Therapist 2010
Qualified Sexual Grounding Trainer 2018
Member of the Association of Sexual Grounding Therapists and Trainers
Professional Member of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists
Over 35 years in private practice.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My normal fees are:
individuals £80 per session
Couples £100 per session
I'm currently experimenting with a sliding scale of fees. Please contact me to discuss this.
When I work
I work from Tuesday to Thursday 11.00 am - 8.00 pm. I have some spaces on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and one evening session that has just become available - 6.30 Tuesday.
I specialise in couple counselling and working with psycho-sexual issues, on an individual basis, in couples and in groups.