Elaine Tarsh

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BACP Accredited Therapist - Online Specialist
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Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7
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About me

I am an online therapist, helping those struggling with relationship challenges, intimacy issues, or dealing with porn and sex addiction. I specialise in helping individuals, and couples navigate these complex and often overwhelming problems, providing practical strategies and support to help you improve your situation.

Relationship Counselling

In relationship counselling, you and your partner can explore your relationship in a neutral space. Together, we can look at your current situation, discuss the changes you want to make, and develop practical approaches to help you progress.

Sometimes, partners may be reluctant to attend counselling, but you can still make significant changes by exploring your feelings and behaviours. This understanding can lead to positive changes that impact the relationship as a whole.

  • You can improve your communication skills
  • Learn how to resolve conflict without getting stuck
  • Improve your self-esteem and confidence
  • Recognise and break unhelpful behavioural patterns

I often work with the following issues:

Abuse, affairs and betrayal, anxiety, arguments, bereavement, commitment, communication difficulties, depression, domestic violence, life stage issues such as feelings of loss when children leave home, problems with stepfamilies, loss of identity, low self-esteem, past relationship issues that are affecting the present one, retirement concerns, separation and divorce, differences in desire, sexuality and intimacy problems and cultural differences.

Sex and Relationship Therapy

Sexual problems and relationship difficulties are often connected. It is not uncommon for couples to be unhappy with their sexual relationship and not know how to deal with it because of embarrassment or fear of hurting their partner. I create a comfortable space where people can be open about their problems.

I work with issues such as:

Difficulties reaching orgasm (anorgasmia), delayed/premature ejaculation, problems arising from sexual abuse, erectile difficulties, lack of knowledge about sex, loss of desire, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia), vaginismus

Sex Addiction Therapy

If you've been viewing porn for an excessive amount of time and are starting to question its impact on your life, you're not alone. Maybe you've signed up for a dating app, or you are messaging others in a sexual way despite being in a committed relationship. Perhaps your partner has discovered some of what is going on, and you know you need to do something. Many people are unhappy about the time viewing porn takes up and worry about the escalating content of their viewing or behaviour.

Some sexual activity can feel 'out of control' to a point where, despite trying to stop, you are unable to do so. Many people struggle to deal with these issues alone, even when determined to change.

Finding out that your partner's sexual behaviour is out of control can be devastating and isolating. Understanding what this is all about can be the first step in rebuilding the trust in the relationship.

I work with couples and individuals affected by issues such as:

Compulsive viewing of pornography, using social media platforms to send messages, signing up to dating sites, paying for webcam services, visiting prostitutes/escorts, exhibitionism, voyeurism, compulsive masturbation, fetishes, anonymous sex and illegal sexual practices

Online Counselling

I only work with clients online. It is a secure and convenient way of getting the specialised help you need. The service is discreet and can be accessed anywhere you feel comfortable using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Zoom is a fully encrypted, secure platform for online counselling sessions, so you can be confident that what you say will remain completely private.

Please get in touch to arrange a 15-minute telephone or online consultation. For more information, visit www.radlettcounselling.co.uk or www.pornaddictiontherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Social Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University

Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling (Relate)

Postgraduate Certificate in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy), the University of Hull in collaboration with Relate

Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling

I continue to undertake on-going professional development courses.

All counselling and therapy is strictly confidential and I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics.

I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) check and professional indemnity insurance.

Experience

I have been counselling for 20 years, working for Relate for much of that time and in private practice since 2013.

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

ATSAC
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£110.00 - £130.00

Additional information

Individual Counselling - £110

Couple Counselling - £130

Please ask about block bookings






When I work

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I offer sessions from 7 am

Further information

Online Counselling

I offer online counselling as a secure and convenient way of getting the help you need. The service is discreet and can be accessed anywhere that you feel comfortable using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Zoom is a fully encrypted, secure platform for online counselling sessions, so you can be confident that what you say will remain completely private.

Please get in touch to arrange a 15-minute telephone or online consultation. For more information visit www.radlettcounselling.co.uk or www.pornaddictiontherapy.co.uk

Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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I offer a 15 minute free consultation by phone or Zoom.

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Zoom

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