Ian Baker; Sex addiction & Sex Therapist,Relationship Therapist & Counsellor
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 addiction – working 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),
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
National Association for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA)
I am working towards BACP & COSRT accreditation, regularly attend supervision twice a month and have continuous professional development throughout the year (30 hours plus)
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.
Individual therapy £45
Psychosexual Therapy £60
Sex addiction (level one, two and three) £55 - £75
PG/Dip Psychosexual Therapy
PG/Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma Sex Addiction
Diploma Relationship Counselling
HE cert in counselling skills
NVQ II Health & Social Care
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work privately, as a bank counsellor at University of Sheffield student counselling services and spent over three years at Relate as psychosexual and relationship therapist. 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 run sex addiction recovery groups and will be setting up an aftercare group. please do contact me for details, dates times etc
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 650 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
LGBTQ mental health, young persons, language and identification.
Mental health for couples and mental health first aid
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
How Much I Charge
Each session lasts 50 minutes, your sessions spaced at weekly intervals.
Psychosexual Therapy £60
Sex addiction (level one, two and three) £55 -£75
All appointments can be paid for at each session by cash, cheque, bank transfer or via pingit app.
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.
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.
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.
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.