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MA BSc MBACP DipPST EMDR Sex and Relationship Therapist

About me

Thanks for visiting my site -- I hope that you will find the help you need here.

I have helped many couples and individuals in over 25 years of working as a Therapist with Relate, NHS and in private practice. I work in a specialised field and this has enabled me to have in depth knowledge and experience in the area of families, relationships and sexual relationships. Sex therapy and sex and porn addiction are areas where I have specialist expertise. i work with both addicts and their partners , both individually and in couple recovery. I am currently Chair of the Association for Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity.

Some of the relationship problems I work with are:

  • affairs
  • parenting and step-parenting
  • communication problems
  • sexual problems including loss of desire
  • family issues including parenting teenagers
  • separation and divorce
  • loss
  • trauma

If the problem you are experiencing does not appear here -- do call and I will let you know how I can help.

Being in a relationship is one of the most fulfilling and healthy parts of life, but when a relationship experiences difficulties, life can feel very stressful, provoke anxiety and depression. The fact that you are reading this probably means that you care about your relationship and want to address and work through the problems that you are having --which is great. Or it may be that a relationship has ended and you are wanting to understand why, to rebuild your confidence and self esteem so that you can go forward.

If you have a sexual problem --whether it is a specific sexual disorder or a lack of interest in sex, I can help you through tried and tested Sex Therapy Programmes.I can work in conjunction with your medical professional to resolve the issue.

Sex addiction, porn addiction and sexual compulsivity are increasingly common presenting problems and, not only have I got extensive experience of working with these problems, I have developed and deliver the UK's first Accredited Diploma Course to equip other therapists to work with this problem. I work with the individual on their addiction and with their partners to help them with their sense of betrayal and trauma.

My approach is an integration of psychodynamic, systemic and CBT. I also work using EMDR in conjunction with my CBT and Integrative therapy to work through past and current trauma.

I work face to face in Cheshire, or using Skype or email exchange which is particularly useful for people living outside the UK.

I provide training in the following areas in the Manchester area:

Diploma in working with Sex Addiction (CPCAB Accredited)

  • Working with couple relationships
  • Working with sexual problems
  • Online counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling Studies
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
BSc (hons)
Diploma in Online Therapy
Relate Cert Couple Counselling
Relate Supervisor Training
EMDR 1 2 3
EMDR and Attachment Disorders
Sex Addiction
Child Safeguarding
Working with Suicidal Clients
Aspergers Clients
I have worked with Relate as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer for 33 years, and in the NHS as a Primary Care Therapist for 15 years.I now work largely in Private Practice in Cheshire and online.

Past President of the International Society for Mental Health Online
Treasurer of the Association of Counsellors and Therapists Online

Trustee ATSAC
Registered Member BACP
Founder Member ACTO
General Member COSRT
Qualified Member ATSAC
Member EMDR Association: UK and Europe

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

ATSAC

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£50 per hour for individuals,
£55 per hour for couples.
£60 per hour for EMDR --sessions are usually 1.5 hours
£60 for sex addiction work
£40 per therapeutic email exchange

When I work

I work from my home office in Lowton offering flexible weekday and evening appointments by arrangement. Conveniently close to M6,M62 and A580

Lowton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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one small step to access door. ground floor rooms and toilet

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been supervising counsellors and therapists for over 25 years in NHS ,organisational settings and in private practice.

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