About me

I am an accredited  Couples Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist and I work with clients individually or in couples, who come to me with a wide range of sexual and relationship problems.  I am happy to work with clients in-person or online, sometimes both if flexibility is required.

I have a clinically directive approach, using an integrative style of talking therapy to uncover fundamental aspects of the problems, then practical guidance, information and tips to resolve difficulties.  I understand that it can sometimes be difficult to express fully how you feel about things in front of your partner for fear of upsetting them, so I do offer initial individual sessions so I can get a true picture of the issues and then help the couple resolve them.

I encourage couples and individuals to be truly honest with themselves, and each other, to think about their own needs as well as their partners. This might be in areas such as affection, commitment, life goals or with sexual difficulty and satisfaction.

I often work with clients to improve their communication skills, with practical exercises to increase understanding of each others viewpoint.

I understand that it is tricky to know how to start with therapy, so just send me an email introducing yourself and give a brief outline of what is troubling you and we can take it from there.  I offer a free initial chat on the phone if you wish, and always consider a first session as a chance for you to find out if I am the right therapist for you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Following a foundation course, where I studied an Integrative Approach to general psychotherapy, I studied for my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy with The London Diploma, accredited by COSRT and Middlesex University.  I have worked in private practice and also for Relate where I gained their qualification in Couples Counselling.

I am an accredited member of The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

Member organisations

COSRT

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- Erectile Dysfunction
- Rapid Ejaculation
- Pain during Sex
- Anorgasmia, difficulty with orgasm
- Communication
- Arguments
- Loss of desire
- Libido
- Vaginismus
- Difficulty with penetration

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fees are dependant on time of day and if the session is on-line or in-person. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Some session indicated above are for on-line only and some are for in-person only

Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Adele Swift

Adele Swift