Elaine Tarsh

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BACP Accredited Therapist - Online Specialist
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Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When a relationship starts to falter, it can feel devastating. Maybe your relationship is causing you to worry. Perhaps you’re struggling with intimacy issues? Or maybe you or your partner has a porn or sex addiction that is pushing you apart. 

In relationship counselling, you and your partner can take a closer look at your relationship in a neutral space. We'll talk about your current situation, discuss the changes you want, and come up with practical approaches to help you move forward.

But what if your partner is reluctant to attend sessions with you? You can still make significant changes by reflecting on your feelings and behaviours. Understanding yourself better can lead to positive shifts that improve your relationship.

  • 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

Maybe your sexual relationship has never been fulfilling. It's common for sexual problems and relationship difficulties to be connected. Many couples feel unhappy with their sex life but don't know how to address it, often due to embarrassment or fear of hurting their partner's feelings. I create a comfortable space for us to talk about these things openly, and I offer individual programs tailored to different sexual difficulties.

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 numerous dating apps, or you are sexually messaging others despite being in a committed relationship. Perhaps your partner has discovered some of what is happening, and you know you must do something. Many people are unhappy about the time viewing porn takes up and worry about the escalating content of their viewing or behaviour consumed with guilt and shame.

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

Finding out that your partner's sexual behaviour is out of control can be devastating and isolating. Maybe you are at a loss to know what to do.  Understanding what this is all about can be the first step.

Online counselling is a great way to access specialist help. It is secure, convenient and discreet.   Zoom is a fully encrypted, secure platform for online counselling sessions, so you can be confident that what you say will remain completely private.

It's not unusual to have these problems, and if that sounds like you, contact me now to arrange a 15-minute call.

Training, qualifications & experience


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.


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

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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.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£110.00 - £130.00

Additional information

Individual Counselling - £110

Couple Counselling - £130

Please ask about block bookings

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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


Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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

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