Lara Chitty

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Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and COSRT registered 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 from my home in Alderbury in a quiet, peaceful location 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

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
  • Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Dr Ellyn Bader at the Couples Institute
  • Assessing and Treating Sexual Issues in Psychotherapy with Martha Kauppi, AASECT.
  • 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.

Continual Professional Development

  • Anger Management

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Couples Counselling

  • Creative Counselling Interventions

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Psychosexual Therapy

  • The Rewind Technique for PTSD
  • Trauma

  • Sexual Abuse

I receive monthly supervision and am very committed to my own professional development.

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.

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£95.00 - £110.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

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 £95 for individuals per 50 minute session and £110 for 60 minutes couples session.

Or £165 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available during the day on Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday and Tuesday and Wednesdays early evening

Further information

I work on Zoom and also face to face.  This takes place in a relaxed, rural location in the village of Alderbury, 3 miles south east of Salisbury, with parking.  My therapy room is on the ground floor of my home.  You will find me down a slightly bumpy track in an oasis of peace and quiet, surrounded by woods and fields.  It is easily accessible from Salisbury, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge, Winchester and the New Forest.  I will provide detailed directions before your first session.  

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)

Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms



In person

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision and am available to supervise individuals or couples within your practice.

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Lara Chitty
Lara Chitty