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Couples Counselling, Sex Therapy & Sex Addiction Therapy

About me

I specialise in online counselling, helping those with relationship difficulties, intimacy issues and porn and sex addiction.  I provide a secure and non-judgmental space - somewhere that you can feel safe to communicate your feelings and identify problems you are facing.

Couples Counselling

Counselling as a couple gives you both a chance to explore your relationship in a neutral space.  Here, you can look at the present situation, think about what you’d like to change, and begin to move forward with practical strategies.

Individual Counselling

Sometimes it’s helpful to explore relationship challenges on your own, taking a step back to make sense of where you are and what you want to do next.  I provide a non-judgmental, practical and positive space to do this.

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

Abuse, affairs and betrayal, anxiety, arguments, bereavement, commitment, communication difficulties, depression, domestic violence, feelings of loss when children leave home, issues with stepfamilies, loss of identity, low self-esteem, parenting, past relationship issues that are affecting the present one, retirement concerns, separation and divorce, sexual disagreements, sexuality and intimacy problems, 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.  I help couples explore why these problems have come about and work towards resolving them.

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

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

Sex Addiction Therapy

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 their behaviour.

Equally, discovering that your partner’s sexual behaviour is out of control can be devastating and isolating.  I can help both parties through this experience.

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

Compulsive viewing of pornography, chat lines, visiting prostitutes, visiting sex cinemas, exhibitionism, voyeurism, compulsive masturbation, fetishes, anonymous sex, telephone sex, illegal sexual practices

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 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 16 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

From £100.00 to £120.00

Additional information

Individual Counselling - £100

Couple Counselling - £120

Please ask about Health Insurance or EAP




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Wednesday - 7.00 am - 4.00 pm

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

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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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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