Cathryn Smith

Cathryn Smith

Great Bardfield

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Great Bardfield

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About me

Until I trained to be a counsellor/psychotherapist I ran my own small business while bringing up 3 children with all the pleasure/stress that brought.

I feel I am non judgmental, warm and accepting of difference and diversity. I originally trained to work with individual people. When I joined Relate 6 years ago I trained to work with couples and families. Since then I have become a non contact psychosexual and sex addiction/compulsivity therapist. I particularly like this work and this year(2018) I hope to work more with sexual identity/trans/bdsm/gay/lesbian clients.

Many people and couples stuggle at times with their intimate sex lives. Some sessions can bring about a change that makes individuals and couples feel more fulfilled and therefor happy. We live in a society that gives very mixed messages around sex and being in a safe place where these things can be discussed with a professional can be very liberating.

I currently offer assessments at half price to enable people to experience counselling to see if it is for them.

I believe everyone should be able to access therapy if they need it. So if the price is prohibitive I hope people feel they can talk to me about this.

I offer small group talks on my work as a sex therapist so if anyone would like to get a group of friends and acquaintances together I am happy to give an hour's informal free talk. Petrol cost only.

Training, qualifications & experience

Brithish Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) accredited. 615552.

Professional Development Certificate in Counselling Skills 2010.

Place2Be Volunteer Training Programme, 2007.

Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples 2011.

UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist. 2011

Working with Couples. Relate Institute 2011.

HABC level 3. Preparing to Teach. 2013

Psychosexual Therapy Post Graduate Diploma. 2014

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. (ATSAC) 2014

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexual compulsivity and addiction.

Love addiction


My fee is £60 per session

I offer half price assessments £30.

I am able to work from Chelmsford and Southend. Please enquire as to cost.

Further information

Please see my website for further information on the services I offer.

Maps & Directions

Braintree, CM7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work Monday to Friday from 7am ( for early risers) till 7pm. Occasionally I work on Saturdays. I am available to take phone calls up till 9pm and respond to voicemails as soon as possible.

Types of client

Older adults