Lara Chitty, Couples Counsellor and Sex Therapist
I am an experienced fully qualified BACP Accredited and COSRT registered Counsellor, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist providing both short and longer term therapy to couples and individuals over 18.
I work with couples and individuals facing difficulty in their relationships and am experienced in working with psychosexual issues.
Whether the challenges you face are related to communication, intimacy, sex, trust issues, affairs or dysfunctions, I can help you. I work with clients on their relationships, helping them to reconnect.
Having sexual difficulties can feel very isolating. You may feel embarrassed and awkward about speaking of them. It takes courage and commitment to recognise you might need help to resolve a problem as a couple or an individual.
Throughout life we experience painful events and pressures, somehow we manage to carry on with our lives. However, there can be times when we feel completely overwhelmed. Talking to an experienced therapist about the issues that are affecting you and your relationship, can help in finding a path through those troubled times, to find fulfilment and healing for yourself and your relationship.
I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential service. I am committed to working with you in a way that is tailored to your individual therapeutic needs. As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a selection of counselling models to support my work with you.
Currently I run my private practice in Salisbury, having worked in a city centre agency for several years.
I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by their ethical framework. I am also a Registered Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. In line with this I have regular supervision and am committed to my own professional development. I hold professional indemnity insurance.
The number of sessions required would depend on what it is you would like to explore and this would be discussed during the initial assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - COSRT approved
- Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice in Couple therapy
I have trained in an integrative model which draws from three of the counselling models, person centred, transactional analysis, gestalt. This enables me to work with you in a flexible way that suits your particular background, I also use creative interventions. Working in a person centred way, treating every client as a unique individual and tailoring my work style to his or her specific needs and preferences.
To further my training I am currently doing the Couples Institute Developmental Model Course based in California and am on their Master Mentor Programme.
Continual Professional Development
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Creative Counselling Interventions
I receive monthly supervision and am committed to my own professional development.
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.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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
From £65.00 to £85.00
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15 minute consultation on the phone for you to be able to explore how I can help you and ask questions that are important to you. I can give you information about how the therapy works.
Fees are £65 for individuals per 50 minute session and £85 for couples.
Or £130 for a 90 minute session.
Please note I have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Please call or email me today to arrange a no-obligation initial session.
I am available during the day and a Wednesday evening
Currently I am working on Zoom. However when face to face therapy takes place in a relaxed, confidential environment, and I am easily accessible to clients in the South Wiltshire/Hampshire area. There is a car park nearby and the train station is a 10 minute walk away.
I'm an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I'm listed on their Voluntary Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (accredited by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care).
I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which is set out by the BACP. You can find a full, up to date copy of this code of ethics on the BACP website.
I am also a Registered Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)