I am a qualified and experienced Relate trained couple counsellor and psychosexual therapist. I have worked in these roles for the last 30 years and now work from home in private practice in central Ipswich.
I have 30 years experience of working as a qualified Relate trained counsellor. In this role I work with adult couples or individuals who are experiencing a wide variety of problems. These may range from relationship or family issues to personal or work related problems and life events.
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk through your worries and concerns in a safe and contained setting, where confidentiality is assured. Together we can explore your needs from counselling and establish a focus of work.
The counselling “process” will help you “step back” from your situation, by talking through your feelings and being heard and understood. This can provide you with greater clarity and perspective about what you are experiencing. You may then feel better equipped to bring about making changes, or reaching decisions that will either take the problem away, or make it more manageable to cope with. In this event you will find yourself moving forward.
I am an accredited psychosexual therapist and have specialized in this area of work for the last 20 years. In this role I see individuals or couples, either hetrosexual, same sex or LGBT who are experiencing particular sexual dysfunctions or difficulties.
Here are some reasons why you may be seeking psychosexual therapy:-
* loss of desire
* erectile dysfunction
* premature ejaculation / delayed ejaculation
* dyspareunia - painful sex
You may be experiencing health related problems, which might be impacting on your sexual functioning. Or you may be finding that some medication or treatment is having an adverse affect upon your sexual interest or performance. In these instances psychosexual therapy can be of help.
Other areas of my work include sexual phobias, sexual addiction or issues around gender. The impact of affairs, childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault can also be reasons for you seeking support through this form of therapy.
Initially I offer a thorough assessment to establish the specific problems you are facing and the impact this may be having upon you individually or upon your relationship. At the end of which, mutual decisions are reached as how best to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA [hons] Sociology
Relate qualified couple counsellor
Relate qualified psychosexual therapist
COSRT accredited psychosexual therapist
UKCP registered psychotherapist
Employee assistance programme affiliate
TYPES OF CLIENTS
Adult individuals or couples.
TYPE OF SESSIONS
Face to face
* Individual/ couple counselling or psychosexual therapy
* solution focused
* cognitive behavioural therapy
* person centred
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual/couple counselling £50 per 1 hr. session
Individual/couple psychosexual therapy £60 per 1 hr. session.
Monday – Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday - 8am – 1pm
I can be contacted on landline number 01473 216136 (answer facility with personal message to ensure you have the correct number) or you can email me.
There is resident parking in the area, I have a permit I can give to you for the duration of your appointment. Alternatively there is an overground car park in the next street, Bedford Street, and charges are modest.