I am a fully qualified and experienced Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. I provide individual and couples counselling and psychosexual therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I also support individuals and couples with emotional issues including stress, depression, bereavement, bullying, low self esteem, lack of self confidence and anxiety.
I have considerable experience of working with married, co-habiting, single, gay and straight clients either together as couples or individually. I work integratively with Psychodynamic, Systemic and Transactional Analysis Theories and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to best suit the client and the work.
I have been a counsellor and a psychosexual therapist for many years. I am a senior accredited member of COSRT (College of Relationship and Sexual Therapists). As a member of this organization I comply with their codes of ethics.
Apart from my private practice my experience covers working in Relate for over twenty-one years as a counsellor and psychosexual therapist including running a Relate drop in counselling service in Wellingborough, telephone counselling, contributing to the Domestic Violence Forum in Wellingborough and providing Police support counselling. I am occasionally asked to speak on BBC Radio Northampton about relationship issues.
My practice is easily accessible via the A14 and A6.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Senior Accredited Psychosexual Therapist of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling (theory & practice) 1998
Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy. 2002
Relate Certificate in Telephone Counselling 2012
Transactional Analysis - TA101 Foundation workshop 2014
I hold full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.
I am DBS checked.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session.
Sessions are usually weekly or may be fortnightly.
I see clients for daytime or evening appointments which can be flexible if needed.
I have parking and am usually able to offer an appointment within one week.
No face to face/in person appointments available at this time. Online only.
Couple Counselling is more complex and demanding than counselling individuals, and requires specialised training, skills and experience that not all counsellors possess. A good couple counsellor does not take sides, or apportion blame, but helps the couple communicate more effectively and gain a deeper understanding of the subtleties and complexities of their relationship. Couple counselling can also help with a range of sexual problems.
Sex therapy (or psychosexual therapy) uses the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help resolve sexual problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has a structured approach to dealing with anxiety in stages.
It allows clients to look at their own unhelpful thinking and employs graduated exercises in desensitisation and exposure to help people face their fears and anxieties. Cognitive means awareness (of your thoughts and feelings) and Behavioural (in this context) means following a treatment plan specifically tailored to individual or couples' needs made up of exercises to do in the privacy of their own homes.