Patricia Bourne

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MSc, PGDip Psychosexual Therapy AccCOSRT MBACP(Accred)
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L'Derry, BT47 3EL
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

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 qualified specialists in Northern Ireland in the area of sex therapy and sex addiction therapy.

I am an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, The National Counselling Society, The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.  A Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity and a Member of The British Infertility Counselling Association.


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

Qualifications:

  • MSc Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Diploma in Sex  & Porn Addiction Therapy
  • Diploma in Advanced Supervision Across Professions
  • The British Infertility Counselling Association Foundation Course for Infertility Counselling
  • Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Advanced Gottman Certificate in Treating Affairs and Trauma
  • Advanced Gottman Certificate in Couples and Addiction Recovery
  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling

Experience:

I'm a specialist psychotherapist who provides support in the area of relationship counselling and one of the few qualified therapists in Northern Ireland who specialises in the area of psychosexual therapy, sex and porn addiction therapy.  I have years of experience in providing therapeutic support to couples and individuals in a safe, secure, and confidential space where I deal with sensitive issues discretely and respectfully.

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.

COSRT
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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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)

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy 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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Relationship Counselling £60

Psychosexual Therapy £55

Sex & Porn Addiction Therapy £55

Individual Counselling £55

Supervision £45

When I work

Morning and evening appointments available Monday - Friday.

Greysteel, L'Derry, BT47 3EL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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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.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer one to one and group supervision and work from a person centred and Integrative approach.

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