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About me

**Please note that I am currently full and will not be taking on new clients/ referrals for the foreseeable future.  In addition to searching within this directory,  please do also refer to COSRT, NCS, BACP or Relate in order to find a therapist.

* I am currently conducting all of my sessions online, via Zoom.

Hello,

Welcome to my profile. I created Harley Life Therapies so that I could offer a range of therapeutic (and coaching and antenatal) services to those who need that support.

​I understand that your search for the right therapist or coach, can seem like a minefield. There are lots of acronyms and confusing terminology - it can sometimes be difficult and daunting to know where to start in your search, especially if you have never had therapy or coaching before. I hope that you find my profile easy to read and it answers questions you may have. If, after looking through my profile,  you still have any unanswered questions, please do get in touch.

​I am an established, professionally qualified, integrative therapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with a wide range of issues and those issues are listed later, within this profile.

I am also a fully qualified Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist. I am a registered member of the College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT); what does this actually mean? It means that I specialise in psychosexual (sex) and relationship issues for individuals and/ or couples.

I am bound by and adhere to the BACP and the COSRT Codes of Ethics and Practice.

In addition, as a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA), I work with issues surrounding fertility.

I have over 13 years experience of working therapeutically with adults within the private sector and I have additional experience of working within the NHS. I have coached within the private sector and also for a large corporate, global organisation.

Whichever hat I am wearing within the services that I offer, I always work in a confidential, supportive, relaxed, non-judgemental way and my primary concern is your emotional well being. I am highly empathetic, open and intuitive, and I will help/ support you through your therapeutic journey. As an integrative therapist, I have a wide range of tools and approaches available to me: what this means is that I am able to adapt the way that I work, in order to suit the person or people sitting in front of me and that is regardless of relationship status, sexuality and gender identity. I believe that one size does not fit all. Getting to know you is a crucial part of our relationship; the better I know you, the more able I am, to adapt my approach to suit your needs.

I believe that first and foremost, the relationship between us is paramount. Without a good relationship, progress will not be made within our work. Feeling safe, comfortable and supported within a therapeutic space - whether that space is face to face or online - encourages openness, exploration, learning, self awareness and often either the change that was originally sought or, as a minimum, the development of coping strategies to help in everyday life.

I am able to support you in various ways and look forward to working with you.

So what next?

  1. If you would like to know more about the work that I do or you wish to book an initial assessment session, call or email me.  From there, we can book our first session.
  2. Our first session gives us a chance to see how we get on - please note that currently, all sessions will be conducted via Zoom.  During this initial session I can answer any questions that you may have, we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and we can talk through, at a high level, what the work will entail.  If you are comfortable continuing, we will then agree on either short term or longer term therapy (depending on your needs), our regular weekly appointment time and book our next session.

Training, qualifications & experience

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Foundation Course, British Infertility Counselling Association (London)
  • Advanced Diploma, Couples Therapy (NAOS, London)
  • PGDip, Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy, Level 7 (Middlesex University, London)
  • Levels 1 & 2 Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Technique (Alison Munro, London)
  • CPD, Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH, London)
  • Certificate, Coaching (Lane4, Maidenhead)
  • Certificate and Diploma, Life Coaching (Newcastle College, Newcastle)
  • Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma, Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD, London)
  • Currently studying for a Certificate in Clinical Supervision (London)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Director and therapist, Harley Life Therapies (my private practice, based in Essex)
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, The Change Project (Essex)
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, Sexual Problems Clinic, St. Pancras Hospital (London)
  • Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, Sexual Health Clinic, Barking Community Hospital (London)
  • Counsellor, Romford Counselling Service (Essex)
  • Bereavement Counsellor, Marie Curie Hospice (Hampstead, London)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • I have an Enhanced DBS

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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.

COSRT

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

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

PSYCHOSEXUAL & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY

I wanted to provide some additional detail regarding this area of therapy.  I work with a wide range of issues. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Anorgasmia - the inability to reach orgasm during sex
    • Dyspareunia - pain during sexual intercourse
    • Erectile dysfunction - problems with achieving or maintaining an erection
    • Fear of or inability to have sexual intimacy
    • Loss of, or reduction in sexual desire
    • Perimenopause and Menopause
    • Rapid ejaculation - ejaculating too soon or too quickly
    • Sexual abuse/ trauma
    • Sexuality
    • Vaginismus - inability to have sexual intercourse/ penetration
  • Couples and relationship issues:
    • Communication
    • Surviving an affair
    • Conflict resolution
    • Infertility

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £50.00 to £90.00

Additional information

In order to secure your appointments, each session must be paid for in advance, via bank transfer.

PSYCHOSEXUAL THERAPY | RELATIONSHIP THERAPY | FERTILITY COUNSELLING

Online:

- Individuals £60

- Couples £80

Face to Face:

- Individuals £70

- Couples £90

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

Online: £50

Face to face: £60

(* please note that if the individual work includes psychosexual, relationship and/ or fertility issues, then the fees are £60 for online and £70 for face to face)

*fees quoted are for 50 minute sessions.   75 minute sessions are also available.  Prices available upon enquiry.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

MORNINGS:

Monday

Wednesday (from 15/09/21)

AFTERNOONS:

Monday

Wednesday (from 15/09/21)

EVENINGS:

Tuesday

Thursday

Sunday

Chelmsford
Essex
CM2

Brentwood
Essex
CM15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

None offered.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Harley Life Therapies: Madeline Lyons-Applebee MNCS (Accred), MBACP, MCOSRT

Harley Life Therapies: Madeline Lyons-Applebee MNCS (Accred), MBACP, MCOSRT