Anthony Frost

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BA, BSc, MSc, MBACP (Regd), COSRT (Regd), ATSAC (Regd).
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London SW5 & SW15
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About me

I’m Anthony Frost and I am a Psychosexual (Sex) and Relationship Therapist with additional training in Sex Addiction Counselling for compulsive sexual behaviour and out of control pornography use. My original training was as a Psychotherapist and CBT therapist, so I also work effectively with issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and trauma, all of which often co-present with sexual and relationship issues. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) which is a form of therapy that helps you process and recover from past traumatic experiences may be affecting your mental health and well-being. My clients regularly experience positive change in their lives, taking away from the experience a deeper and more helpful understanding of both them and their partner (with the proviso that you do have to do the work).  I am based in South-West London: Kensington SW5 and Putney SW15. I offer in-person, face to face appointments or online via Zoom. 

Psychotherapy or Counselling? 
Counselling tends to be shorter-term and focuses on supporting you through a current difficult experience whereas Psychotherapy typically involves a more in-depth process of self-exploration, for example, looking at how ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that formed in early life are affecting you now and what new attitudes and skills you can develop to live a happier and healthier life. 
People come for counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons.  Some of the most common reasons include: 
- Anxiety 
- Depression 
- Loss and bereavement 
- Alcohol, drug, food, exercise, pornography and sex addictions 
- Relationship and sexual difficulties 
- Problems with anger 
- Insomnia and stress 
In counselling and psychotherapy sessions, the work involves talking with a therapist and exploring the many different aspects of your life experiences. This helps to understand ourselves more deeply, including what has shaped us and why we think, feel and behave in certain ways. It also helps us to learn new, healthier ways to cope with life's many stresses. 

Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy 
Difficulties with sex and intimacy are quite common but also very distressing. As a  
Registered Psychosexual (Sex) therapist in south-west London I draw on various therapeutic approaches to help adults of all ages to work through a wide range of relationship and Psychosexual difficulties. In addition to my Psychosexual and relationship training, I draw upon four therapeutic modalities: 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which looks at our responses to phenomena . 
Person-Centred Therapy which looks at the ‘here and now'. 
Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic which is concerned with how elements from the past influence us in the present. 
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing which aims to help you to process the negative images, emotions, beliefs and body sensations associated with traumatic memories that seem to be ‘stuck’ and can contribute to mental health and Psychosexual difficulties. 

What causes Psychosexual / sexual difficulties? 
There can be various causes for sexual difficulties and their origins may be: 
- Physical (illness, disability/chronic illness, accident, surgery or medications) 
- Psychological (depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions) 
- Emotional (unhappiness in a relationship, unresolved grief, shame) 
- Situational (certain situations or environments) 

What is Sex Therapy? 
Psychosexual therapy, also known as sex therapy, is a talking and behavioural change therapy, that focuses on addressing both the psychological/emotional and physical causes of sexual dysfunctions and also, working through a wide range of sex-related issues such as fetishes or ‘quirky’ sexual behaviour. Much like a relationship therapist, a sex therapist offers counselling with the aim of exploring and understanding the cause of a problem and utilises strategies and tools to help in overcoming the difficulty. Many people also seek sex therapy to explore their sexuality, increase their confidence, or enhance their sex lives and relationships. 

What Can a Sex Therapist Help With? 
Sex therapy and counselling can help with a range of concerns and issues that might be affecting you and/or your relationship. These can include: 
- Sexual difficulties 
- Sex education 
- Understanding or exploring sexuality and interests 
- Fetishes and Kink such as BDSM 
- Compulsive sexual behaviours (sometimes referred to as sex or porn addiction) 
- Managing problematic sexual behaviours 
- Sexual anxiety and building self-confidence 
- Intimacy after trauma/abuse 
- Impact of Menopause/hormonal changes on intimacy 
- Sexual intimacy after surgery, illness or injury 
- Alternative lifestyles such as Polyamorous/open relationships 
- Issues affecting Trans people 
- Gender issues 

As a Psychosexual therapist, I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about the sexual difficulties that could be affecting you. Some of the more common difficulties that I can help with include: 
- Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) 
- Premature Ejaculation 
- Difficulty ejaculating 
- Vaginismus Involuntary tensing of the Vulva) 
- Vulval / Vaginal pain 
- Low / no desire 
- Arousal difficulties 
- Anorgasmia 
- Sexual Aversion / Fear of intimacy 
With regard to sexual dysfunctions such as Erectile Dysfunction and Vaginal/Vulval pain, it is important to rule out medical/biological causes via your GP before commencing Psychosexual therapy. 

What is Relationship Therapy? 
Relationships are as unique as the individuals that are in them. What one individual may seek from a relationship may be different to another person seeks. The relationships that we experience growing up play a pivotal part in defining what we like or don’t like and how we subsequently experience them as adults. In addition, as individuals, our outlook, desires and needs often change over time, which in turn can affect a relationship, particularly if the other partner’s needs remain the same or change in a different way. 
Over time, people often state that their relationship is not as it started out. Relationships change, as over time, the partners change individually and, as with life itself, is unpredictable. This often impacts on the relationship. The first 12-18 months of a relationship can be characterised as the ‘lustful, romantic’ period where, for many, the partner is the priority over all else.  
As you settle into a calmer state of love you may notice changes in your partner or the level of romance or sex, they may start a new project or see friends more. This is all normal but in the same sense that we can understand a lot of effort was made by each partner at the beginning of the relationship without even being consciously aware of it, relationships need effort and commitment to do well. Over the lifespan of relationships, the dynamics, more often than not, will change. 
What can Relationship Therapy help with? 
As with Psychosexual therapy, relationship counselling can help with a range of issues that might be affecting your relationship. These include: 
- Arguments 
- Different/unmet needs / wants 
- Problems with communication 
- Cultural differences 
- Money 
- Infidelity 
- Children / families 
- Sex 
- Growing apart 
- Seeking help in separating 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a comprehensive psychotherapy that helps you process and recover from past experiences that are affecting your mental health and well-being. Many difficulties have their roots in past traumatic events, whether that’s someone being bullied, criticised or abused in some way during childhood or as an adult. However, it isn’t always obvious that this is the case and talking therapy enables us to identify the cause of the difficulty and utilise EMDR to neutralise the influence of the traumatic event(s). 
It involves using side to side eye movements combined with talk therapy in a specific and structured format. EMDR helps you process the negative images, emotions, beliefs and body sensations associated with traumatic memories that seem to be stuck. These can contribute to a range of mental health problems. 
EMDR enables you to see things from a different perspective and relieves the symptoms that you were suffering. It can be used to help with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, addictions, behavioural difficulties and relationship issues. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working with adults for over 10 years and have acquired extensive experience during this time and I continue to learn new skills and update my knowledge base via continuing professional development training.

My professional training includes:

  • MSc Degree in Psychosexual Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Work / Relationship Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)
  • BSc Degree in Reflective Therapeutic Counselling Practice
  • CPCAB Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling
  • CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • STOPSO ( CPD training in working with sexually offending adults.

Professional Memberships:

  • ATSAC - Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivities (Membership No: 0347)
  • BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Register No: 102105)
  • COSRT - College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (Register Number: 4012). 
  • ESSM - European Society for Sexual Medicine

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate and I am registered with the DBS Update Service. 

In addition to my private practice,  I see patients at a London NHS Psychosexual Therapy clinic, working with a range of sexual dysfunctions and difficulties.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and ChemSex.


£100.00 - £130.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy, Psychosexual Therapy and Sex Addiction Counselling for individuals:  £100.00 per 50 minute session. in Putney SW15 and £110.00 in Kensington SW5.

Psychosexual Therapy for couples: £120.00 per 75 minute session in Putney SW15 and £130.00 per 75 minute session in Kensington SW5.

Couples / Relationship Counselling and Couples Sex Addiction Counselling: 
£120.00 per 75 minute session in Putney SW15 and £130.00 per 75 minute session in Kensington SW5.

I am not registered with any health insurance providers. 

Therapy/counselling sessions for psychological issues usually take place at the same time and place on a weekly basis. For physical sexual dysfunctions and relationship counselling, sessions usually take place fortnightly. At the first session, we will discuss what you’d like to focus on and, you’ll have an opportunity to experience how I work. We will agree together on a structure for our sessions. I will support you in finding what works best for you. The first  session, which allows us to talk through the issues, is followed by an in-depth assessment which usually takes 2-3 hours either in one longer session or over 2-3 sessions. 

I am happy to have a 15-20 minute informal conversation with you by telephone or online via Zoom, to answer any questions you may have and there's no obligation to continue.  Please call me on 07504 841 989 or email me via:  If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message stating convenient times for me to contact you. To maintain your confidentiality,  I do not return missed calls where no message is left. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer in person, face to face or online sessions via Zoom on Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's 2.00pm to 10.00pm and on Saturday's 8.00am to 3.00pm.

Further information

How to get to me: public transport, parking & walking

Kenway Road, Kensington, SW5


  • Earls Court and Gloucester Road Station's on the District and Piccadilly Lines are approximately 12-15 minutes walk away. Kensington High Street is approximately 20 minutes walk away.


  • Routes C1, C3, 74, 328, and 430 stop nearby.


  • Pay and display parking is available on adjoining streets.

Putney SW15:

Underground and National Rail:

  • East Putney Underground Station on the District Line is approximately 4-5 minutes walk away
  • Putney National Rail Station is approximately a 15-20 minute walk.


  • Routes 37, 170 and 337 stop nearby whilst routes 14, 22, 85, 93, 220, 270, 414 and 430 serve Putney High Street SW15.


  • Pay & Display parking is available on Keswick Road SW15.

Keswick Road, London, Greater London, SW15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Anthony Frost
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