Rhian Kivits MNCS (Accred) | Relate qualified Sex & Relationship Therapist

Rhian Kivits MNCS (Accred) | Relate qualified Sex & Relationship Therapist


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About me

I'm a Relate qualified Relationship Therapist with a 1 year additional training in Psychosexual Therapy and a Post Graduate Training qualification.

I worked at a number of Relate centres with couples and singles but now work in private practice helping people overcome relationship issues and family issues, cope with the impact of affairs and betrayals and deal with the heartbreak of separation and divorce. I also help people struggling with sex problems like loss of libido, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and lack of orgasm/pleasure.

Many of my clients appreciate my support with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder because these issues all have a big impact on relationships, making things much more difficult.

I've delivered thousands of therapeutic hours helping clients find solutions to complex problems so that they can emerge from the confusion and rescue their struggling relationships.

My clients go from feeling paralysed by the past, resentful and disconnected to enjoying lasting, loving relationships with great communication, rekindled passion and restored hope for their long term future.

What I can help with

I offer Sex & Relationship help for couples or individuals face to face from a discreet, comfortable clinic setting in Plymouth or via easy to access sessions that take place by video or internet call online.

I offer specialist services for couples or individuals who need support with problems like relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, family issues, recovery from sexual abuse and emotional abuse, low self esteem, sex addiction and internet addiction.

Having specialist counselling is an investment that can help you transform the issues you’ve been struggling with for so long and you can finally find freedom after feeling trapped, stuck, embarrassed and unable to be yourself.

  • Couples in Crisis - I help couples find solutions to the painful problems that have been tearing you apart so that you can enjoy lasting, loving, fulfilling relationships and avoid the trauma of separation or divorce. https://rhiankivits.com/save-your-relationship
  • Individuals - I help individuals find solutions to painful relationship or family problems so that you can find the healing, insight and clarity you need to move forward. https://rhiankivits.com/individuals
  • Sex & Intimacy - I combine my professional psychosexual expertise with my study of holistic approaches to sex and intimacy to help couples and individuals find solutions to sex problems so that you can enjoy the connection, pleasure and self expression you truly deserve. https://rhiankivits.com/psychosexual
  • Internet Misuse - I help you overcome the negative hold that compulsive behaviour, pornography, dating sites and hook up apps have over your life. I can also help your partner if they've been struggling with what's been happening. https://rhiankivits.com/internetmisuse

More about me

I have an impressive professional development portfolio including a Diploma in Mindfulness. I'm trained to help clients recover from trauma and abuse and have a wealth of experience with complex mental health issues, having previously worked for the organisation Mind. Many of my clients have struggled with anxiety or depression and I can also help with the impact that this has on families and relationships.

My style draws on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, solution focused, motivational and psycho-educational approaches. I've also studied complementary approaches to relationships, emotional healing, bodywork, intimacy and sexuality and is a graduate of the Urban Tantra professional training program.

When we first meet, we'll have a full discussion about your needs and I’ll explain how we will approach your therapy.

I offer a FREE 20 minute phone consultation - you're welcome to get in touch.

If you can't attend the clinic in person - the benefits of online sessions

I work online with clients from all over the world. This means that we can be flexible and I can help you wherever you are located. This works very well for busy couples and singles, for clients who struggle to organise childcare or for those who want to cut the stress of travelling to an appointment.

It's really easy to enjoy your therapy via online sessions. You just need an internet connection and a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. I provide you with a secure link to click and we connect immediately. You can be in the comfort of your own space and feel totally at home. My clients enjoy the flexibility and relaxed feeling of working this way.

I work with clients of all genders and sexual orientations. I’m open minded and LGBTQ+ friendly. I'm experienced in working with Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity have had training on the specific issues you face.

How your sessions will be structured

Sessions will usually be for 50 minutes on a weekly basis. After a focused period of working together, you may wish to attend monthly or occasionally for ongoing support. I’m able to work flexibly to make sure you are supported according to your personal needs.

You may only need a few sessions or you may want to attend longer term therapy – we will review your progress together to make sure you’re getting the most out of our time together.

Payment for each session must be made in advance. I operate a strict 48 hour cancellation policy in accordance with terms & conditions stated on my website due to my limited availability and high demand for appointments.

How I support you

I am a sensitive and compassionate person. I understand how hard it can be for you to talk about your problems. I am honest but I will not judge or disapprove. I offer a safe, supportive environment to help you feel at ease. I have a sense of humour and open personality - we will be on a journey together. This means progressing at your pace and acknowledging your needs as we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and consider how you can move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

Relate Institute/Doncaster University Centre Diploma in Relationship Counselling

1 year Post qualification training in Psychosexual Therapy
Diploma in Mindfulness
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education & Training)
Adult Literacy Specialist Post Graduate Certificate

Further training:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Assessment, Intervention and Individual Structured Interviews
  • Couples and Affairs
  • Erotic Transference and Counter Transference
  • Sexual Health Training
  • Understanding Sex and Internet Addiction, Treating Sexual Compulsion and Addiction, Supporting the Partners of Sex Addicts
  • Urban Tantra Professional Training Program and Tantra Massage Training
  • Mindful Sex and Relationship Therapy
  • Gender Variance in Primary Care
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity

I’ve worked with hundreds of couples and individuals therapeutically. I’ve also spent over 15 years working at management level in professional training and mentoring roles helping people overcome challenges in their lives. This included time spent working for the Mental Health charity Mind delivering talking therapies, training young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties in the Further Education sector and managing services for families coping with deprivation. I also have over 10 years experience as a Teacher and Practitioner of Complementary Therapies and I hold a variety of qualifications in this area.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (LGBTQ++)

Photos & videos

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I offer one-off sessions and cost effective packages.

Instalment plans and low income concessions are also available for students, clients on a low income or those in financial difficulty - please ask for details.

Further information

I offer a FREE 20 minute informal telephone consultation for anyone who'd like to find out more or ask me any questions.

Please have a look at my website for further details: https://rhiankivits.com/

You may also enjoy my Love Lessons Blog: https://rhiankivits.com/blog

Please read my T&Cs + Privacy Policy before booking: https://rhiankivits.com/tcs

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Clients who struggle with mobility or cannot travel easily are able to enjoy the benefit of my help from the comfort of their own homes through my telephone or online sessions.


I currently have availability on Monday evenings in Plymouth. I also work flexibly with clients worldwide online by video call or internet call.

Types of client

Older adults