Pauline Joyce Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP, RegCOSRT Individual, Couples and Relationship Therapy

About me

I am a Psychotherapist and Sex & Relationship Therapist.   I work online, across the UK and Ireland, with individuals, couples, and relationships, to help explore and understand the difficulties they are experiencing.  You may be feeling overwhelmed, isolated, fearful, anxious, or depressed, perhaps you need help to cope with a crisis.  Counselling, psychotherapy and sex therapy can help you to develop a better understanding of yourself and your relationships.

Imitate relationships can move to the bottom of the pile when we are juggling home, work, and families.  Communicating with and understanding our partners can be difficult, we may find ourselves not feeling heard.  Sexual of psychological abuse can leave us feeling overwhelmed by shame, guilt, and anger.  Childhood may impact on our confidence, wellbeing, relationships and beliefs around sex.   Infertility issues can lead to a deep feeling of pain, shame and guilt.  Individuals might look for intimacy outside their primary relationship, the impact of this discovery can be devastating.  Sometimes our bodies let us down, sex issues, for example, vaginismus, loss of desire, erectile difficulties and anxiety around sex or sexuality can cause much distress.  As a Psychotherapist and specialist Sex and Relationship Therapist I can offer you the support you need.

I am registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (RegCOSRT).  I undertook a training in Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire.  I then went on to complete a Diploma in Psychodynamic therapy before completing a PGDip in Psychosexual and Relationship Studies accredited by Middlesex University.

I work online with clients in the UK and Ireland and from my private practice in Letchworth in Hertfordshire and Marylebone in London.  Before starting my private practice, I worked for a North London charity offering emotional and relationship therapy, a central London clinic specialising in support, and professional therapeutic training in compulsive sexual behaviour and a Hertfordshire centre specialising in sex therapy.  I also have over 17 years experience in working with individuals and families affected by addiction.

I offer a free no obligation 15 minute phone call to answer any questions you may have. You can also view my website

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapist & Sex and Relationship Therapist
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling accredited by the BACP
  • PGDip Psychosexual & Relationship Studies
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
  • Registered member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (RegCOSRT)

I work ethically in accordance with the BACP & COSRT Ethical Frameworks for Counselling, Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy.   I believe we are all unique and no single approach can work for everyone therefore I combine a number of therapeutic models to ensure the best fit to your unique self.  I deeply believe a powerful, transformational healing can occur through therapy.

Member organisations


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

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


From £75.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6

Marylebone, London, W1U 2PX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults