Rosemarie Swindale MBACP PG Dip in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hello, my name is Rosemarie and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and sex therapist. I have been working with couples and individuals with relationship and sexual problems for eighteen years.
I offer a private practice from confidential consulting room in Castle Bromwich. I am an accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) I am listed on their web sites of approved therapists.
As an accredited Member of COSRT I am bound by its Codes of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice for Members and subject to its Complaints Procedure. I am also a General Member of BACP. I am an accredited member of ATSAC having undertaken the specialist training in sex addiction and compulsivity.
I work with both couples and individuals, including straight, gay,lesbian and bisexual individuals and couples. I offer:
Relationship Counselling – A confidential and personalised relationship counselling service.
Psychosexual Therapy – A confidential, private and personalised sex therapy. In sex therapy, treatment plans for sexual problems are individually tailored. Any sexual task is carried out in the clients own home never in the consulting room.
Sex addiction/compulsivity/Porn addiction. I work with clients where their use of porn or other sexual activities may be causing difficulties in their life. I work with partners who are concerned/distressed by partner's use of porn and impact on self and relationship. I also work with couples where porn/out of control sexual behaviour has been a problem and exploration of recovery as couple will be the focus of work.
Individual Counselling – a confidential service exploring the areas that may be of concern to you in order to help you clarify your issues and goals and find the solutions you need.
Supervision Service- I am also a qualified supervisor and can offer supervision to student counsellors and experienced counsellors.
I work integratively with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychodynamic and Systemic Theories.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with couples and individuals with relationship and sexual problems for eighteen years.
I am also experienced with working with sexual behaviour where the client feels their use of internet porn or other sexual activities are out of control or wonder if they have sex addiction. Sex Addiction or Out of Control Sexual Behaviour is the persistent pursuit of sexual activity despite the risk and damage it may cause to the addicts relationships, work, finances and even their health.
I started work as a counsellor in 1999 and went on to qualify as a Relationship Counsellor and Sex Therapist. I have also undertaken further training and qualifications in family therapy. I also have undertaken further training sex/porn addiction/compulsivity and further training in Supervision.
Advanced Certificate in Couple & Individual Counselling.
Advanced Certificate in Family Counselling.
Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy.
Professional certificate in sex addiction
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Out of control sexual behaviour and sex addiction.
Sex Addiction Behaviour and Activities
Sex Addition can take a number of different forms, and may involve one or more of the following activities:
• Compulsive Masturbation
• Sleeping with Strangers
• Cyber Sex
• Multiple affairs outside a committed relationship
• Visiting Prostitutes
• Texting Sex Numbers
• Habitual Exhibitionism
• Habitual Voyeurism
Sex Addiction is not defined by the sexual activities or the frequency within which it occurs; it is the pre-occupation with sexual activity and compulsive behaviour that defines a sex addict.
£60 per session (60 minutes) Monday to Friday
£90 per session (90 minutes) by agreement in advance
Saturday appointments are available, please contact me for fees.
Supervision appointments are available, please contact me for more information on fees etc.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to arrange an initial appointment.
I hold full professional and public liability insurance. I am DBS enhanced checked.
I have completed the Professional Certificate in Sex Addiction accredited by ATSAC.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and some evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a trained clinical supervisor, I offer supervision to individuals and small groups whether students or more experienced counsellors. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.View supervision profile