Addiction, relationship and sex therapy with experienced therapist Anna Kingsley
Is your relationship is in trouble? Are you rowing a lot, getting nowhere, not sure what to do for the best? Are their children involved or wider family that make things more complicated. Maybe your partner has let you down or broken your trust or maybe it's you that made a mistake and hurt the person you love.
Maybe you're struggling to find a partner or move on from a relationship or a painful divorce.
Maybe you are drinking too much and it's affecting your work life and home life. Maybe you have been taking cocaine or other drugs and it's started to get out of hand.
Maybe you have already taken that first tough step, sobered up, found a fellowship but want to do some deeper harder work to repair the damage that's been caused - to yourself and others. The guilt and shame that you feel can eat you up and stop you rebuilding relationships with those around them, even those you love dearly.
Maybe what's troubling you the most is something you find really hard to talk about, with friends or with your partner. Maybe it's a sexual problem that's holding you back: loss of desire, painful sex and performance difficulties can feel impossible to tackle.
Don't let stigma, embarrassment or fear stop you getting the help you need.
I help people - couples and individuals - to think about and overcome the challenges in their personal lives. I have over 14 years experience working directly with the people I see in my private practice. As a psychotherapist, addictions therapist and psycho-sexual therapist I know just how complicated and tough life can get.
I am passionate about my job and it is an absolute privilege to be let into my clients' worlds and see them transform.
My work is confidential, discreet, collaborative and sometimes tough, but together, we get to the heart of it. I help you to recover and heal all those past hurts. You learn how to tackle what needs to be done. You find your confidence again and build the skills you need to live the life you want. Relationships are restored, work improves, life is good again, inside and outside the bedroom. You are a solid parent for your children, a good friend.
My clients come from all walks of life: lawyers, doctors, teachers, bankers, builders, postmen. Some are gay, some straight.
I don't have all the answers but I will work with you so that you can find what you're looking for and be the person you hope to be. Please get in touch and let me know how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Tavistock Relationships in London. I hold a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic marital and relationship therapy and an MSc in psychosexual therapy and a certificate in Addiction Psychology and Counselling.
I was a teacher, tutor, supervisor and trainer on a range of programmes that are run at Tavistock Relationships. I worked on their post graduate training courses and ran CPD sessions. I ran outreach programmes with IAPT services, training IAPT therapists to do couple therapy. I worked on Tavistock Relationship's Couple Therapy for Depression course, a 20 week evidenced-based behavioural programme to treat people with depression and relationship distress.
I undertake regular supervision and am member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists and the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors. I work within their codes of practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have early morning appointments, some evening appointments and appointments available on a Saturday, as well as regular week day slots open.
Some of the issues I have worked with include...
- a wide range of sexual difficulties for men and women, such as loss of desire and performance issues
- relationship difficulties, such as infidelity, infertility, IVF, cultural differences, commitment and communication problems.
- Anxiety and depression
- Family issues around parenting, blended families, illness and work stress
- Violence, loss, ageing and anger issues.
I have worked with many same-sex couples, gay, lesbian and bisexual clients. A lot of my clients are also in cross-cultural relationships.
I have a particular interest in addiction, divorce and separation.