Alison Clarke BA MSc MBACP MCOSRT

Alison Clarke BA MSc MBACP MCOSRT

About me

I am a couples counsellor and sex therapist in North Oxford and I have been practising for 20+ years. I work with couples, or individuals who wish to talk about relationship or sexual problems. My clients include both sexes, all ages, any sexual orientation.

The work can be long term or short term on problems such as

  • constant arguing/ breakdown in communications
  • stresses resulting from difficult decisions (around children, employment, money,   fertility)
  • couples feeling that they're growing apart
  • new partners wishing to avoid repeating problems in past relationships
  • relationships coming to an end

and sexual problems such as

  • sexual communication difficulties
  • erectile problems
  • problems reaching orgasm
  • painful intercourse
  • difficulties relating to experiences of sexual abuse
  • sexual addictions
  • changes for the couple due to one partner's illness/surgery
  • impacts of a disclosed or discovered affair

These can often be very difficult to talk about at home.

The purpose of the therapy is to provide a safe, respectful, confidential environment in which both partners can get a better understanding of their couple problem (how it happened, what maintains it) so that they can make positive changes for the future. The work can involve practical suggestions/ behavioural programmes and/or looking at deeper issues together - depending on the nature of the problem and how the clients want to work with it.

My practice is in Summertown, North Oxford and is easily accessible by bus, bike or car from most Oxford locations (with available parking).

To make contact please phone me on 07763 803734 or click to email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Therapy
(London Marriage Guidance Council, London)
Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London)
Msc in Psychosexual Therapy (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London)

Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT)
Member (Accred.) of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I have over 20 years of experience, including over 10 years at Tavistock Relationships in London (formerly The Tavistock Centre for Couples Relationships and the London Marriage Guidance Council)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

The sessions last for 1 hour and cost £50 per session - negotiable in some cases depending on the circumstances of the clients. Payment is by cash or cheque.

Maps & Directions

Oxford, OX2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified