Patricia Bourne: Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, Sex Addiction Therapist
I provide support in the area of Relationship Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Sex Addiction. I am qualified and vastly experienced in relationship counselling and I am one of the few specialists in Ireland in the area of sex therapy and sex addiction. Clients are in a safe, secure, experienced and confidential hands where I deal with sensitive issues discretely and respectfully.
I am accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, The National Counselling Society, The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists and a Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity.
How does the Relationship Counselling Journey start?
Where clients are in an existing relationship, we usually start by seeing both you and your partner in the first session. This is a safe, confidential environment to explore what's not working and what you would like to get from therapy. Where clients are not currently in a relationship, we will meet by way of establishing how counselling can be of support.
How does the Sex Therapy Journey start?
Your first appointment will be an assessment to identify what the concern is. No physical examination takes place and no intimate exercises ever take place during the sessions. There will be a requirement to meet with clients individually for two history taking sessions following the initial appointment. The duration of sex therapy sessions depends on the nature of the difficulty and the pace at which the individual or couple move forward.
How does the Sex Addiction Journey start?
Therapy begins with an assessment of the specific problem, how the cycle first began and how it has developed over time. Following the assessment, a treatment program is put together to meet the needs of the individual. The duration of of sex addiction therapy depends on the individual needs and therapeutic goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
- Diploma in Sex Addiction
- Diploma in Advanced Supervision Across Professions
There's nothing typical about the profile of clients I see in relationship counselling, sex therapy or sex addiction. They range all age groups from teenagers to mature clients in retirement and come from just about every 'walk of life'. My clients may be in established relationships or single, and are heterosexual, bisexual, transgender or they may be lesbian or gay.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Relationship Counselling £50
Psychosexual Therapy £50
Sex Addiction £55
Individual Counselling £45
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning and evening appointments available Monday - Friday Morning appointments available on Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer one to one and group supervision and work from a person centred and Integrative approach.