Patricia Bourne: Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist
I provide support in the area of relationship counselling and sex therapy. 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. Clients are in a safe, secure, experienced and confidential hands where I deal with sensitive issues discretely and respectfully.
I am accredited with the National Counselling Society, a member of The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists and a registered accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
- Diploma in Advanced Supervision Across Professions
There's nothing typical about the profile of clients I see in relationship counselling or sex therapy. 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. £45
Sex Therapy. £45
Individual Counselling. £40
Student Counsellors. £30
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.