Elizabeth Hicks

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Psychosexual & Relationship/ Family Therapist & Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Navigating around life, work, family, relationships, sex and intimacy, most of us at some point will find ourselves in a situation where we might benefit from some extra support. I work with individuals, couples and families with both a relational and individual focus.

I am qualified and experienced Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist. I am a BACP (Accredited Member),  & COSRT (Accredited Member) & ATSAC (Qualified Member). Alongside my Private Practice, I have previously worked with Relate, the NHS, local Hospices and a Sexual Assault Support Centre. I also work with sex addiction (including support for partners and families). I have an approachable, warm & empathic approach and clients feed back that they find this incredibly helpful.

Psychosexual Therapy
Psychosexual Therapy focuses on sexual and intimacy issues both in your relationship and on an individual basis. I work with psychosexual issues such as Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginismus, Orgasmic Disorders, Painful Sex, Desire Discrepancies, Sex Addiction (and Partner Work ), and the impact of trauma on the sexual self and relationship .

Sex Addiction & Compulsive Behaviours
Do you or your partner feel your use of internet pornography; masturbation; cyber-sex or chat rooms, has become excessive, preoccupying or no longer acceptable? Are your online or sexual behaviours impacting your sense of self, your relationship, family or work life? I can help you to explore these issues to gain a better understanding of your behaviour, support with change, and increase your overall sense of well-being. I also can offer support to partners & families of those who have a compulsive sexual issue. 

Individual & Couple Counselling ,Family Therapy 
I work with individuals, couples (couple counselling) and families (family therapy), covering a wide range of issues such as:
communication difficulties (within the couple relationship & the wider family); low self esteem & confidence issues; adapting to change; trust & jealousy issues; effects of past relationships; trauma; the impact of sexual abuse and sexual violence; parenting challenges; stress & anxiety; depression; work difficulties; the impact of addiction; grief & loss; gender & sexuality; affairs; and coming to terms with the ending of a relationship.

Working Together

It's a big decision to take the first step on your therapy journey. Clients often say that they wish they had done it sooner and that they quickly felt comfortable and at ease. I work in a relational way, which means I value building our therapeutic relationship together. I can provide support to enable you to process and navigate around your situation. We can together, explore your issues in a sensitive, but productive way. The therapy process can help to try to make sense of what's gone before; rebuild confidence and self esteem, achieve a more effective way of communicating and establish resilience for the future. Clients often say that it is helpful to have a place to take time for themselves, and to reflect on their own needs.

I offer long, medium and short term counselling and therapy and together we will explore during an initial assessment, which is the most beneficial for your situation.

I am currently working online via Zoom and have availabilty Monday-Wednesday, daytime only.

Clinical Supervision

I can offer online Clinical Supervision to fully qualified and trainee counsellors.


To arrange an Initial Appointment or any enquiries, you are welcome to contact me via email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I am an experienced Psychosexual Therapist, Relationship Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor and have worked for Relate supporting family & relationship issues, also for an organisation supporting survivors of sexual abuse and for a local hospice supporting individuals and families through grief and loss. I have worked as a Lecturer in Counselling at degree and Masters level.  I have worked in private practice for a number of years.

Qualifications

University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling Level 6 (Relate Institute- validated by Hull University)

Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy) Level 7 (Relate Institute- validated by Hull University)

Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples (Institute of Family Therapy)

Professional Certificate in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsive Behaviours (ATSAC)

Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Relate Institute)

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.

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

Fees

£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Counselling:

Presently available Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday during the daytime and Tuesday early evening. Please enquire for current availability.

Sessions are for up to 50 minutes at a cost of £60 (individual, couple or family).

1 hour 30 minutes sessions at £90 are also available.

Clinical Supervision fees

Please enquire for availability.

£50 per hour  (£75 for 1.5hr supervision session) Qualified Counsellors 

£40 per hour for Trainee Counsellors 

Payment is accepted in cash or by bank transfer




When I work

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Ropsley, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer Supervision online for counsellors working with individuals, couples or families. I have a specialism in Relationship & Psychosexual Therapy.

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Elizabeth Hicks
Elizabeth Hicks