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HND, PG Dip, MBACP, COSRT

About me

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).

Sex therapy 
About me
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 :

Relationship problems
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
Bereavement
Sexually transmitted infections
Infertility 
Menopause
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

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.

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

Member organisations

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.marriage counselling.

Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

When I work

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Further information

Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
Member of the College of Sex & Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

Wirral, Merseyside, CH42

Type of session

In person
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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