Mr Chi Ko MSc (Psych) PGDip Psychosexual Therapy
Chi is a Clinical Sexologist and an experienced Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist and provide both short and long term psychological therapy in Preston and Manchester. With over 25 year's experience 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 taboo sexual 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 4 part - Approved by EMDR Association UK & Ireland
Post Graduate Diploma in Sex 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)
Clinical Supervision Training (Level 7) - University of Central Lancashire
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy is a very specialised area of Psychotherapy. It requires intensive academic training and ongoing professional developments to maintain therapist's expertise. There are different levels of COSRT members:
- Accredited Member who is qualified and awarded accreditation following additional training and hours of clients contact.
- General Member who is qualified but not accredited
- General Member who is not qualified and not accredited
COSRT stated that ONLY qualified psychosexual therapists can use the title 'Psychosexual Therapist'.
Only Accredited members can use COSRT logo for adverts and promotions
General members of COSRT cannot call themselves 'Psychosexual Therapist' until they are qualified and should only be providing psychosexual therapy with clinical supervision from an accredited supervisor or equivalent.
If in doubt, please check www.cosrt.org.uk
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Free 20 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: £60-£90 per therapeutic hour
I also supervise a trainee who is currently undertaking further training in psychosexual therapy. She has a Master degree in Psychology and her session is £40 per therapeutic hour. If you are interested in seeing her, please specify on your enquiry.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible appointments are available during day time, evenings and weekends. A longer session or double session is available on request or if appropriate.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Chi is originated from Hong Kong, a beautiful and vibrant city with diverse cultural influence where the East meets the West.