Caroline Hastings HND, PG Dip, MBACP, COSRT
0789 897 8524
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist, couples counsellor and sex therapist and have spent many years (and continue to do so) gaining a wealth of knowledge on many issues.
I now work in private practice but have past experience in both NHS and the voluntary sector and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
Individual Psychotherapy can help you look at, understand and change certain dysfunctional ways of being that have become troublesome in some or all the areas of your life. These can be the result of childhood issues and the defences we learned growing up in order to feel safe or listened to.
There are many ways you may wish to change your life but feel stuck in a vicious cycle. Psychotherapy can help you to break the cycle and move forward by looking at what is hindering the decision making process.
Couple counselling deals with issues you may have in your relationship. One or both of you may be feeling discontent within the relationship, and often couples will wait until they are on the brink of separation before they look for some help
Getting together in therapy will give you the chance to explore your relationship and to understand what makes each other tick, and the therapist will help to facilitate the change that is required.
You can expect a safe, confidential environment in which you can both express what you are thinking and feeling, which sometimes can come as a surprise to the other partner.
Cross dresssing is worth mentioning here as it can be a concern as both an individual and couple issue (not necessarily a sex issue) and is something in which can be looked at in therapy.
I specialise in therapy for problems with relationships, sex and intimacy. These might be due to, among other reasons, illness, anxiety, sexual function, pain during sex, cultural and religious differences, trauma, gender identity or sexual orientation, sexual compulsivity, bereavement and infertility. I have a very broad experience working with a very diverse population in NHS psychosexual services and in private practice.
Some of the concerns people bring maybe related to :
Painful sex and/or difficulties with penetration
Difficulties with getting or maintaining erections
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Loss of interest or enjoyment in sex
Difficulty in reaching climax
Compulsive/addictive sexual problems
Problems associated with menopause
Difficulties related to disability, chronic disease, accidents, surgery, cancer treatment and skin conditions
Difficulties in relationship after diagnosis of a terminal illness
Sexually transmitted infections
Conflicting feelings and/or fear of pregnancy
Gender identity and sexuality
Cultural and religious influences
Concerns about personal sexual practice or those of partner(s)
Lack of knowledge about sex
Please ring for a free 10 min consultation over the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher National Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Sex and Relationship therapy
Certificate in Mindfulness Therapy
Level 3 Mediation
Guided Meditation trainer
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychotherapy, midlife crisis, abuse, decision making, shyness, social anxiety, relationship issues,Couples counselling, communication training, psychodynamic psychotherapy, depression counselling, Integrative therapy, meditation, mindfulness therapy, spiritual growth, personal development, loss, male erectile dysfunctions, female desire issues, gender identity issues, cross-dressing, sexual identity issues, sexual immaturity, sexual confidence coaching, confidence building.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Individual & Sex therapy £50.00
Couples Counselling £60.00
Discounted rates can be arranged for individuals or couples on low incomes.
Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
Member of the College of Sex & Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday (Daytime and Evening appointments) Wed and Friday (Evening only)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|