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Sex addiction, Sex Therapist, Relationship & psychotherapist

About me

I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and Supervisor specialising in Sex Addiction & Psychosexual Therapy, working with individuals, partners and relationships.

I have spent many years working with people in the UK and overseas, from different and diverse backgrounds, age, ability, sexuality and mental well-being, which includes lone outreach support work for individuals with a brain injury and a nursing assistant at the local Hospice. I have also spent two years as a group facilitator for issues surrounding eating disorders. And 3 years working at Relate as a Pscyhosexual therapist and sex addiction therapist

Alongside my private practice, I volunteer at a local hospice and a trustee at ATSAC

The types of issues I have helped with include:

Sex addictionworking with individuals and partners of sexual compulsivity/impulsivity/hyper-sexuality/out of control sexual behaviour. Working with the impact on the relationship, working with partners of sex addicts and the implications of sex addiction. This extends to; Compulsive masturbation; Compulsive use of pornography; Paraphilias; Having multiple, ongoing affairs; Exhibitionism; Fetishes; Dangerous sexual practices; Prostitution; Anonymous sex; Voyeurism; Telephone sex; Chat room/on-line sex and Illegal sexual practices.

Psychosexual therapy
– for individual and partners. Sexual dysfunctions; Vulva or pelvic pain/anxiety on penetration - genital-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPP), erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, vaginismus & lack of desire. It also includes working with the effects of cancer on the relationship (e.g., prostate cancer, breast cancer), porn induced erectile dysfunction and inhibited sexual desire

Individual and Relational therapy for issues on; Relationship/family; Domestic violence and abuse; Anxiety; Emotional abuse; Childhood sexual abuse; Exploitation and Rape; Depression; Eating disorders; Bereavement, Anger, Shame and Guilt

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP),

The College of Sexual and Relational Therapists (COSRT),

Association for the treatment of sexual addiction and compulsivity (ATSAC),

I believe in the individual and the responses I share central to what works in therapy. This develops a relational depth, creating a safe environment for therapy which allows people to explore what is bothering them, raising awareness and reflections on life. With support this invites a freedom to explore many difficulties. My honesty and congruence supports and invites an exploration as I remain alongside your journey of discovery.

Fees:
Individual therapy £50

Psychosexual Therapy £75

Relationship £80

Sex addiction (level one, two and three) £65-£125

Qualifications

PG/Dip Psychosexual Therapy

PG/Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy

PG/Cert. Supervisor

Diploma Sex Addiction

Diploma Relationship Counselling

HE cert in counselling skills

NVQ II Health & Social Care

MBA

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work privately, specialising in Sex addiction/Compulsivity for the last 7 years, working with individuals, relationships and partners of. And over 8 years as a psychosexual therapist,  having previously worked at University of Sheffield student counselling services and spent over three years at Relate. I have worked at two charities specialising in counselling for childhood sexual abuse, dissociative identity disorder, rape and trauma and Domestic violence and abuse.


I have worked with groups to support eating disorders and self-harm and at the local hospice in bereavement support.

Pre counselling I worked as nursing assistant at the Hospice and as a lone outreach support worker for individuals with acquired brain injuries at Headway

Continuous professional development CPD

and currently have over 900 hours of taught CPD

Direct and indirect abuse, exploring the implications

Disassociation Identify disorder, trauma and the body

Adult survivors of sexual abuse for partner work

Domestic violence in intake work for partners

Sex & Religion

Psychosexual therapy with prostate cancer/hypogonadism

Self-harm working with recovery

Suicides, tightropes and safety-nets

Eating disorders, understanding and group facilitation

Cultural diversity

LGBTQ mental health, young persons, language and identification.

Mental health for couples and mental health first aid

Member organisations

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

Fees

From £60.00 to £125.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

How Much I Charge

Each session lasts 50 minutes, your sessions spaced at weekly intervals.

Psychosexual Therapy £75

Sex addiction (level one, two and three) £75- £150

Adults £60

Relationship £80

All appointments can be paid for at each session by cash, cheque, bank transfer or via pingit app.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Availability: Monday 8am to 7 pm Tuesday 3pm to 10 pm Thursday 7am to 8pm Friday 8am to 3pm

Further information

Counselling and Psychotherapy

As above, the therapy is constructed to suit you i.e. either an agreement for short term work (e.g. 12 sessions), where we incorporate reviews and explore endings with a time limited agreement. Or work longer term, where our agreement discusses the nature of open ended work, and review progress.

Relationship Counselling

This looks at the relationship between any two people be they partners, same sex couples, parent/sibling, etc (for families please ask as I can signpost you to colleagues who are qualified to work with families). We can explore the relationship and what has brought the relationship to counselling, in a more systematic way. We can also discuss the length of work – either a short term contract or an open ended agreement focused on the goals you wish to explore.

Psychosexual Therapy
For partners or an individual, Psychosexual Therapy explores the nature of a sexual dysfunction; be it lack of intimacy, desire, pain on intercourse to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or anorgasmia.  The therapy is guided through a thorough assessment, exploring and clarifying the problem with how it affects each partner and your relationship. This ethically ensures there is a dysfunction to treat and the therapy is designed around your collaboration and desired outcome.

Sex Addiction
Whilst the use of the word sex addiction can be challenging and may even contribute to shame but currently seems to be the best way to describe a set of behaviours and how to overcome what has become out of control . this may entail with the clients permission, working with partners too as much has been written now about how to support the partner with the discovery of sex addiction. As in psychosexual therapy an initial assessment will help frame the course of therapy to the individual need of the client. This is important to help work with triggers, lapses, slips and recovery.

358 Omega Court, Cemetery Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8FT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Supervision

In person
Online

A sense of freedom comes when learning and exploring, to find ways back to trusting ourselves through shared understandings of what helps.

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