Rima Hawkins BA,PGDip Sex & Relationship Therapy BACP&UKCPRegistered COSRTAccred
I am professionally qualified and BACP registered, UKCP/COSRT accredited Relationship & Sex Therapist. I am also an EMDR Therapist.
As an Individual & Couple's Psychotherapist,I am trained in humanistic integrative counselling, which means I work combining several humanistic models and theory to fit in with the client's benefit. I specialise in working with intercultural or cross cultural relationship and family issues. I have experience of working with anxiety & stress in the relationship. I also offer Psychosexual therapy. I welcome an initial assessment session for clients to explore their issues with me. For trauma I use EMDR therapy.
Sessions are typically 50 mins and sometimes 90 mins for couples (with discussion and where appropriate)
Anxiety & depression can lead to psychosexual & relationship problems. I facilitate a safe place where clients can explore relationship issues at their own pace, to enable themselves to challenge and resolve issues with the help of humanistic interventions. I review progress with clients at 6 weeks. I work from 2 sites - Chelsea and Fulham.
My work includes working with Gender issues, affairs, abuse and violence in relationships and sexual health matters, such as Erectile Dysfunction, Premature or Retarded (delayed) Ejaculation, Vagimismus (pain during sex for women), loss of desire, medical diagnosis (HIV or STIs) leading to sexual relational difficulties and other sexual health related issues. I am a BUPA provider
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Degree in Teaching (Education) - 1987
Forensic Training - 2003
Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist - 1998 from South Bank University, London. Psychotherapy training and clinical supervision in 2000, London
Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy - 2016, London
Certificate in EMDR - 2017
I have continued to trained in trauma, sexual addiction (USA) and EMDR as part my professional development and as required by my professional body. I am trained in humanistic integrative models and theory. I am accredited by UKCP/COSRT and BACP registered. My specific interest is in intercultural relationships and family issues and female sexual dysfunctions.
I have over 26 years of NHS experience some of which is in management including coaching and mentoring of NHS managers. I am experienced in couple's psychotherapy, addressing anxiety, phobias and stress in personal life. I have worked at various private settings – BUPA hospital and the Priory and also at NHS settings including working in GP practices. I have my private practice as well as work for a charity.
I have a masters in Business Administration (MBA) and work with clients from the corporate market.
I am clinically trained in sexual and reproductive health. My clinical work included working with adults and young people who used therapy in a useful way to develop emotional awareness, self esteem and confidence in identifying options and choices (such as sexuality) in life.
I receive referrals through recommendations from clinicians, clients and website.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual Dysfunctions - Erectile/Ejaculatory Issues, Women's sexual functions including diagnosis of viral infections (HIV, Herpes, Warts, Hepatitis) Gender issues, Anxiety & Stress
Assessment sessions are same price as first sessions
Individuals - £80 (50 mins)
Couples - £120 (50 mins)
2 Therapists with a couple - Starting at £200 (60 mins)
Web sessions - £60 onwards
Chelsea prices same
I work clients with sexual and relationship issues as well as with victims of crime such as rape. I developed services for men and women who have experienced sexual violence. I received commendation from the Asst. Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for setting up these services. I worked as a police officer and a forensic assistant (crisis worker) and understand the issues related to violence, abuse and crime.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please ring 07866 459435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a COSRT accredited, UKCP registered Sex and Relationship Therapist also trained supervisor for members of COSRT and BACP.