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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 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

Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Diploma in Sex Addiction
  • Diploma in Advanced Supervision Across Professions
  • 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 Certificate on Dealing with Affairs
  • Advanced Certificate on Couples in Conflict
  • 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 and sex 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.

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.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Relationship Counselling £50

Psychosexual Therapy £50

Sex Addiction £55

Individual Counselling £50

Supervision £45

Availability

Morning and evening appointments available Monday - Friday Morning appointments available on Saturday

The Centre Of Wellbeing
2-4 Foyle Road
L'Derry
BT48 6SR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

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

Supervision

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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Patricia Bourne Psychosexual, Relationship & Sex Addiction Therapy

Patricia Bourne Psychosexual, Relationship & Sex Addiction Therapy