Rhian Kivits, PGCE, MNCS (Accred), Relate trained, Sex & Relationship Specialist

Rhian Kivits, PGCE, MNCS (Accred), Relate trained, Sex & Relationship Specialist

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About me

I’m a Relate qualified, accredited Counsellor and PGCE qualified Trainer.

I'm also an experienced Complementary Therapist, Holistic Healer and Bodyworker who takes the mind-body-spirit approach to life. I am especially passionate about Conscious Relationships and I've taken training in Neo-Tantra and alternative approaches to sexuality.

I take an integrative approach to Therapy and my philosophy is all about promoting empowering ways to work through difficulties and reach for everything you want from life – and more. Sometimes this might include taking a coaching approach when this feels right for us. I work confidentially in person, by phone or online with couples, individuals and groups.

What I can help with

I offer Sex & Relationship help for couples or individuals.

This is a specialist service for clients who need help with:

Divorce & separation
Infidelity, affairs & betrayal
Commitment issues
Family problems
Arguments & communication difficulties
Disagreements over marriage & children/parenting
Difficulty finding & keeping a partner
Recovery from past abuse or trauma
Pregnancy & birth, infertility, baby loss & childlessness
Alternative models of relationship

Sexual dysfunctions (erectile & ejaculation problems, pain during intercourse, vaginismus)
Loss of desire, issues with arousal or orgasm
The impact of sexual abuse or violence
Worries about sexual health
Anxieties or phobias that affect sex
Problems with body image or sexual self esteem
Exploration of sexual & gender identity
Sexual problems within relationships
Desire to explore different models of relationship
Questions about sexual practices & unconventional ideas about sex
A need to understand your sexuality more deeply
Sex, love & internet compulsivity (for clients & partners)

I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples find clarity and a way forward. Please have a look at my website if you'd like to find out more about Sex & Relationship Therapy.

I am trained in a variety of approaches including psychodynamic, systemic, person centred, solution focused and cognitive behavioural (CBT). I’m also trained in Mindfulness and often bring in psychoeducation, positive thinking and motivational approaches if you need support with positive change. When we first meet, we will have a full discussion about your issues and I’ll explain how we will approach your counselling.

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 Diversities and have had training on the specific issues you face. Have a look at this link on my website to find out more: http://rhiankivits.co.uk/gsrd

How your counselling will be structured

Sessions will usually be for 50 minutes on a weekly basis. After a focused period of counselling, 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 your counselling.

Payment for each session must be made in advance and I operate a strict 48 hour cancellation policy in accordance with terms and 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 do have a sense of humour and open personality so 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 Counselling Diploma
Diploma in Mindfulness
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education & Training)
Adult Literacy Specialist Post Graduate Certificate

Further training attended:

Child Protection & Safeguarding
Mental Health Awareness
Domestic Violence Assessment, Intervention & Individual Structured Interviews
Couples & Affairs
Erotic Transference & 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 & 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 as a Counsellor. 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 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++)

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Price on application

(Concession available for students or those on a low income)

Further information

I offer a free informal telephone discussion for anyone who'd like to find out more about counselling or ask me any questions.

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

I'm able to work online by video or voice call for clients who are unable to access the clinic setting. I'm currently allocated an upstairs space for face to face sessions.


I work from Plympton on Mondays only OR online (video or voice call) with couples and singles worldwide on a flexible basis.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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