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About me

Hello, my name is Doug Stow and I’m an experienced Couples Counsellor and one-to-one Psychotherapist with over 26 years experience - mainly within NHS but also in private practice. My work covers Psychosexual Psychotherapy with both couples and individuals who have sexual issues.

Accreditation /Registration:

  • Accredited Psychosexual Therapist with The Collage of Sexual and Relationship Therapist (COSRT)
  • Registered with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).

I am a BUPA provider my membership number is 30045208

My model of psychotherapy approach is integrative. It means that I will use different approaches from different therapeutic models to suit your needs best. Focusing on current difficulties whilst tracing the root causes, which may be found in earlier life experiences.

My core belief is simple, no matter what the issue being discussed, most important is the relationship between therapist and client. It is that strong relationship that will see us make progress together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma - Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University, February 1997
Postgraduate Certificate - Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancash, June 2005
Professional Certificate - Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC), October 2012
Advance Certificate - Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) - Accredited Training Course, September 2002


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a specialist in four areas:

  • Psychosexual and relationship therapy, for individuals and/or partners also known as couples counselling or sex therapy
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity – Gender and Sexual Identity, Paraphillia, BDsM/Kink/Fetish, Escorts, Pornography
  • Sexual Trauma - Rape
  • Therapy for sexual addiction and compulsivity for individuals and/or partners

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Please contact by telephone; 0770 4651234 or email; dstherapia@btinternet.com to discuss person details and fee's

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

Due to COVID-19 all my sessions are currently being undertaken via Zoom or Telephone

Please contact by telephone /email to discuss and arrange

Linford Forum
18 Rockingham Drive
Linford Wood
Milton Keynes
MK14 6LY

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Due to COVID-19 all my sessions are currently being undertaken via Zoom or Telephone

Types of client

Older adults
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Doug Stow UKCP registered & COSRT Senior Accredited Psychotherapist

Doug Stow UKCP registered & COSRT Senior Accredited Psychotherapist