I have over 15 years experience of offering relationship Counselling and Psychosexual therapy to both individuals and couples. The chances are that if you are searching on this website, you are finding things difficult at the moment and this may well be affecting your every day life and functioning. Often people have said that being able to talk to someone in a professional capacity, but in complete confidence, really helps to try and make sense of what is happening for them right now. Together we can explore possible choices available to you without judgement or influence on my part, taking time to reflect on how that impacts on you and your life and possibly those around you.
Maybe you are coming to terms with the ending of a relationship or adapting to new challenges as a couple as a result of infidelity, the birth of a child or bereavement. Sometimes loneliness is an issue and maybe a lack of confidence about any possible future relationships, or perhaps you are wanting to explore adapting to a fulfilling single life. These are just a few examples of what people have discussed in counselling before.
Sexual intimacy is a priority for many people, but sometimes differences of opinion regarding how this works for you or problems in performance can cause frustration and upset. These issues may include painful sex, lack of orgasm, erection issues or lack of desire. We can discuss this further and find solutions that are right for you individually or as a couple, encouraging a more fulfilled and happier relationship or future sexually.
I work from my home, encouraging a relaxed approach to therapy where professional boundaries and standards remain a priority and you can attend without fear of someone seeing you entering a known counselling organisation. I hold a professional insurance policy and work within the code and ethics of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy).
Training, qualifications & experience
University of East London post-graduate certificate in couple counselling (2003)
Qualification as a Relate Counsellor (2005)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (2012)
Couples Therapy and Depression (IAPT Tavistock Training 2018)
Further qualifications and experience
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Mental Health and Couple Counselling
Alcohol and Couples
Domestic Violence/Abuse Awareness
Introduction to Aspergers Syndrome
CBT and Couples
Chronic Depression and Improving Self Esteem
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Impact on Adult Sexual Experience
Sexual Trauma and Adult Sexual Relationships
Membership of Professional Body
Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer a free brief phone chat, to see how we may work together.
Mondays to Thursdays both daytime and evening appointments and some Friday mornings.
It is sometimes difficult finding the right counsellor, so please get in touch for a free initial enquiry via phone or email and we can discuss the issues you are bringing or the approach I use further, with no obligation to attend counselling.
I also work for a counselling organisation in Derby, but can offer flexible working hours both during the day and in the evenings.