Charlotte Simpson, registered MBACP (Accred.) COSRT (Accred.)
My name is Charlotte Simpson and I am a fully qualified, accredited and experienced couples counsellor and psychosexual therapist in private practice in North West London.
My sessions are for 50 minutes, weekly, with couples or individuals with relationship issues and or sexual difficulties. My style of work is a blend of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. I practise both open-ended, long-term work as well as short-term work.
I offer sessions online via Zoom and also face-to-face at my consulting Rooms in Primrose Hill, London NW1 and Golders Green, London NW11.
My Primrose Hill Practice is close to Chalk Farm or Swiss Cottage tube stations and bus Routes 24, 27, 31, 168 and 393. There are some Pay and display parking metres nearby.
My Golders Green Practice is by Golders Hill Park, Hampstead Heath, a short walk from Golders Green tube and bus station and bus routes 268 & 210. Parking restrictions are between 11-12pm on weekdays and there are also some Pay and display parking metres nearby.
My practices are easily accessible for nearby areas such as Highgate N6, Hampstead & Belsize Park NW3, Chalk Farm and Camden NW1, Kentish Town NW5, Hendon & Brent Cross NW4, West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage NW6, Hampstead Garden Suburb & East Finchley N2, Finchley N12 and N3.
Why seek couple counselling/psychotherapy?
Couples counselling can help you improve with areas such as: Intimacy, communication, family relationships, personal development, sexual relationships, depression & anxiety, jealousy & distrust, affairs & betrayals, conflict, separation & divorce, low self-confidence and low self-esteem or issues arising in cross-cultural relationships. Some couples find pre-nuptial counselling helpful, which I can offer as well.
Why seek psychosexual therapy?
Psychosexual therapy maybe what is needed if you are experiencing common problems such as: Lack of sex in your relationship (if you and/or your partner see this as a problem), loss of desire, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, pain during intercourse, vaginismus (involuntary tightening of pelvic floor muscles, making penetration painful or impossible), anorgasmia (difficulty in reaching orgasm), arousal disorders, delayed or absent ejaculation, issues with intimacy & closeness, sexual or body phobias.
Relationship counselling for individuals:
If you are in a relationship, it is advisable to embark on this work together as a couple because you both have an involvement in the way things are, even though you may blame each other or see the problem as located within one of you. If you are not in a relationship or are seeking relationship therapy without your partner, this is also fine and we can work together to understand what is going for you. Sometimes one partner’s personal development can help the relationship; as they become less defensive, their partner may respond well to this.
Perhaps you are having second thoughts about your current relationship or keep choosing the ‘wrong partner’.
It might be that you are struggling to move on from a past relationship and have lost confidence and self-esteem that you want to restore.
Relationship counselling can help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself in your relationships, paving the way for healthier partnerships now and in the future.’
What happens next?
Once you make contact, providing I have suitable availability for you, we will have a brief conversation over the phone. If it seems that the work I offer is right for you, we will arrange a time for a 60-minute assessment session, which will give you the opportunity to get a flavour of how I work as well as for me to gain a deeper understanding of the problems you are encountering. If I feel my way of working is suitable for you and you are comfortable with me, then we will begin weekly regular sessions.
Can I come without a partner?
Yes. I work with individuals if the main focus of the work is relationship difficulties or sexual problems. If you have a partner, it is usually beneficial if you both attend, even if it seems as though the 'problem' is located within one partner.
How long will I need to come for?
That depends on what you want. We can discuss this in your assessment session and review the work at intervals. I can offer long-term, open-ended work as well as short-term work.
Do you work with LGBT clients?
Yes, I work with adults experiencing sexual and/or relationship difficulties, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identification.
What is your fee?
My fees are £70 (daytime), £80 (evening) and £90 (weekend) per session for couples and individuals.
Is the work confidential?
Yes. There are limits to this under the law and in circumstances where a person is at risk of harm, which we would discuss at the start of your assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained, qualified and practised as a couples counsellor & psychosexual therapist at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (now called 'Tavistock Relationships'), having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, validated by the University of East London and accredited by the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy. I have an MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, validated by the University of East London and accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
I have experience working therapeutically within the NHS in a Sexual Problems Assessment and Treatment Service and also at an organisation helping those affected by cancer.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with difficulties that arise within couple relationships and sexual problems, for example loss of desire, erectile disorder, premature or delayed ejaculation, painful sex, avoidance of sex and intimacy and many more presentations. I also work with individuals experiencing relationship difficulties.
£70 (daytime) £80 (evening) £90 (weekend) per session, for couples or individuals.
I am an accredited registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and an accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). I work within a strict professional code of ethical standards as set out by BACP and COSRT, which includes the principle of confidentiality.
If you are experiencing relationship or sexual difficulties and want help, please do get in touch via email.