Mr Chi Ko Psychosexual and Addiction Therapist
Chi is an experienced Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist and provide both short and long term psychological therapy in Preston and Manchester. With over 25 year's clinical experience in sexual health and mental health as well as in various settings (the NHS, third sectors and private practice), Chi has provided counselling and psychotherapy to people who experience sexual and relationship difficulties, distress and other life matters. This may include anxiety, OCD, depression, sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, trust, intimacy, porn addiction and sexual compulsivity along with unconventional sexual matters. When working with sexual trauma and sexual addictions, Chi may use EMDR with his clients if appropriate.
Being accredited by MBACP and COSRT, Chi offers high quality psychological service in the Northwest of England. With a Master degree in Psychology, his research includes 'Investigating Partners' Perspectives for Partners of Sexual Addicts'. Prior to this, Chi had completed professional training in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, approved by ATSAC.
Chi is currently appointment as a Trustee for ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity)
Chi also volunteers for a local Charity (St Catherine's Hospice) where Chi has provided bereavement counselling for the needed since 2011.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professionally Accredited by MBACP and COSRT
MSc Psychology - University of Central Lancashire
EMDR Training - Approved by EMDR Association UK & Ireland
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy - University of Hull
Coaching Skills for Counselling - Lancaster University Training Academy
Diploma in Translations - Chartered Institutes of Linguists
Diploma of Professional Studies in Nursing - Salford University
Professional Diploma in Sex Addiction - Approved by ATSAC
Registered Mental Health Nurse - Nursing and Midwifery Council
Certificate in Clinical Supervision - Approved by British Psychological Society (BPS)
Diploma in Counselling - BMC college
ATSAC Registered Sex Addiction Treatment Specialist
Specialist Training in working with Sexual Offending - STOPSO
Telephone Counselling Training - Manchester Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
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.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.
ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.
Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit 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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Free 15 minute telephone consultation applied to all new clients.
Booking an initial session can often help in your decision about whether psychological therapy is right for you. There is no pressure or obligation to continue after the initial consultation.
Daytime and Evening Appointments Available
- Easily Accessible by Public Transport and by car
- Friendly, Comfortable and Pleasant Environment
- Fully insured and up to date DBS check
I offer one-off consultation as well as short-terms or longer-terms therapy.
Cost per therapeutic hour = £80 (please quote counselling directory)
Flexible appointments are available during day time, evenings and weekends. A longer session or double session is available on request or if appropriate.