“Understanding why I do what I do” is a common thread running through a lot of my client work. I offer a non judgmental safe space for clients to explore their sexuality and sexual behaviors whatever they may be, working towards a positive and fulfilling sexual future which is right for you as an individual or for you and your partner.
Practicing in Uppingham, I am a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) and COSRT (College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapy). I am also STOPSO trained (Stop Sexual Offending).
I work with individuals and couples who are affected by sex addiction/compulsivity and internet pornography, as well as other psychosexual and relationship issues.
I work in a person-centred way, which means our work is entirely designed around your situation and needs whether you are single, in a traditional monogamous relationship or in a non-traditional relationship. I aim to provide the type and pace of support which will be right for you, which includes drawing on other approaches and therapeutic tools when appropriate. My work is founded on building a therapeutic relationship where respect, warmth and trust develop, so you feel confident and safe to open up about the issues you are dealing with. By exploring and understanding what may lie behind the issues, a different way of being can emerge.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB level 4 diploma in person-centred counselling
- CPCAB level 5 diploma in sex addiction/compulsivity counselling
- Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Qualified Member of ATSAC (association for the treatment of sexual addiction and compulsivity)
- STOPSO - trained
- Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) advanced psychosexual training
- Mind - 6 years as a counsellor
- Cruse - 2 years (bereavement trained counsellor)
- Samaritans - 2 years
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.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.
ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.
Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit organisation.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Evening appointments available