About me

I have a busy private practice working with individuals and couples who are experiencing unhappiness in their relationships and would like to understand and improve them.
My specialist reputation is in the fields of relationship and sexual therapy and in working with couples and individuals who may have concern about their relationship and the future. There may also be worry about the impact on children of tensions between themselves and their partner.
I am particularly drawn to helping people understand and improve their communication difficulties, to re-connect to each other and to finding more positive ways of being together. 

I also work with individuals and couples where there is concern or upset about sexual issues and sexual behaviour.
It is my practice to offer an initial meeting to explore the issues that have led you to seek help from a therapist and to see how I may be of help to you as a couple or an individual.. Decisions are made about the most appropriate way forward, at the end of this first session, be it continuing work or an appropriate referral.
I can be contacted by email or telephone.

My practice is governed by the Codes of Ethics and Practice of COSRT and BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

More than 35 years experience
Registered Member- British Assoc for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited Member- College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
Accredited Supervisor- College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

Made a Fellow of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. 2005.

MBE awarded 2002 for services to couple therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Porn Addiction
Gender Issues


Additional information

On line Couple Consultations - £65
On Line Couple Psychosexual Therapy £65
On Line Individual Consultations £55
On Line Clinical Supervision £40 per hour.


Due to the Covid 19 lockdown I am no longer able to offer Face to Face therapy.

Therapy and Counselling may be available by Zoom or FaceTime

Further information

I was awarded the MBE in 2002 - citation "services to couple counselling"


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Marj Thoburn

Marj Thoburn