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About me

I am a Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist who works with both individuals and couples.

I work with clients who come to me with a wide range of sexual and relationship problems including;

  • Loss of sexual desire within a relationship
  • Miss-matched libido.
  • Arguments and miss-communication
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain during sex
  • Difficulty with orgasm
  • Rapid Ejaculation
  • Dealing with infidelity

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 also hold a qualification from the organisation Relate in Couples and Relationship Counselling.

I am a registered member of The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a general member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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

Availability

I can offer online sessions only at the present time because of Covid restrictions.  Due to the flexibility of this way of working, I can offer a range of session times.

Further information

I have a clinically directive approach, using talking therapy to uncover fundamental aspects of the problems, then practical guidance, information and tips to resolve difficulties.

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, support, life goals or sexual satisfaction.

I often work with clients to improve their communication skills, with practical excersizes and work to increase understanding of each other.

With clients who have problems with their sex life or sexual function, I can offer practical guidance and support along with an understanding of their difficulties.

I aim to guide clients towards achievable goals and to consider difficulties that could lie in the future, to increase awareness and to consider strategies that may help.

Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14

Thatcham
West Berkshire
RG18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Adele Swift BA Hons, PgDip, regCOSRT.

Adele Swift BA Hons, PgDip, regCOSRT.