Tegan Hecht (Dip & AdvDip, Reg.BACP & COSRT)
ABOUT SEX & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
Sex and Relationship Therapy is for any person or relationship experiencing distress as a result of a physical or emotional sex and/or relationship difficulties.
Talking about sex and relationships can be vulnerable and challenging for some. For this reason, I recognise and appreciate how much courage it can take to make the decision to come to therapy.
I truly believe that by exploring our most vulnerable parts in a safe space we can create the biggest transformation both in our relationships and ourselves. You will have my full support as your therapist while I facilitate this process at a pace that suits you.
You do not have to have a sexual or relationship issue to come to therapy. Exploring sex and relationships with a therapist will increase your awareness; facilitate growth and deepen connection and intimacy with yourself and others.
Unresolved sexual issues can have an emotional, physical, relational and psychological impact on any person.
There are a number of sexual issues that may lead people to seek a therapist. Some of these are; lack of sexual intimacy, difficulties with orgasm, sexual diversity or LGBTQ, male erection problems, orgasms (premature/delayed), sexual trauma, sexual abuse, loss of sexual desire/arousal, menopause, sexual phobias, dyspareunia (pain during sex), vaginismus (difficulty or inability to have penetrative sex) and sexual compulsions.
I also welcome individuals to my practice that are confused about relationships or have had relationship conflicts; breakdowns or other issues that may be holding you back and you would like to explore and understand more.
Relationship or couples therapy is for any relationship that is feeling distressed by relational or sexual issues. I work with people that have been together for many years as well as people who have recently got together.
People may seek relationship therapy when it is challenging to address; trust and betrayal, commitment issues, stress/frustration/anger, communication issues, sexual issues, dealing with conflict or violence, loss of the relationship, moving past a bereavement and/or relationship patterns that tend to hold the relationship back.
My aim is to understand where your relationship is now and where you want it to be and the issues that seem to stand in your way. I will design a bespoke therapeutic plan that will assist your relationship in achieving enhanced communication and understanding of your dynamics as well as greater sexual health, communication and intimacy.
I grew up in South Africa and Australia and my ancestral lines are rooted in Germany, France and Scotland. As a child I moved around a lot and it was through my relationships with people, rather than places, that I established meaning in my life. I developed a passion for people and our differences, my relationships with people and their relationship with others and how we communicate through our words and bodies to navigate the world around us.
I have lived in London for nearly 8 years now and my life has been about acknowledging my own physical and emotional blocks, limiting beliefs and sexual/relationship challenges and finding tools and techniques that support the expansion of my awareness, commitment to my purpose and growth as a person and professional. I have spent a lot of time immersing in alternative arts; meditation, breath-work, bodywork, the Kabbalah, Shamanism, conscious relating, herbal medicine, ecstatic dance, energy therapy, emotional/trauma journeywork and committed psychotherapy. These modalities keep me creative, open-minded and holistic in my client work.
GETTING STARTED WITH THERAPY
To get started with therapy simply send me an email outlining what is you'd like therapy for. I will respond to arrange an introductory session. The introductory session is a chance for you to experience me as a therapist and see if it feels right for you - it is also a chance for me to get to know you and how I can work with you. If the introductory session goes well we can move forward into scheduling regular appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified and practicing as a Psychosexual (Sex) and Relationship Therapist with over three years experience working with couples and individuals. I am a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT – a UKCP member organisation) and I am working towards receiving accreditation in 2020.
I undertook my clinical training at the North London Hospice, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and The Awareness Centre in Clapham.
These trainings diversified my experience and I have worked in areas of gender, disability, non-monogamy, LGBTQ, communication difficulties, relational conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, differentiating sexual orientation in relationship, differentiating sexual desire, sexual dysfunction e.g. erectile/ejaculation issues, orgasm difficulties, unexplained vaginal pain.
I am also a qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher and Reiki Practitioner, my practice has a body-focused and subtle energy foundation too. My continually developing awareness of the physical, emotional, mental and energetic human layers supports my client work in picking up what may be subliminally present in the relational field. I will validate your felt sense, imagination, thoughts and feelings and may use art, meditation and movement to express and support your process.
I also have experience facilitating group processes with people eager to come together and explore their emotions and sexuality. Holding group processes is becoming more of a passion of mine and provides me with the capability to hold a strong and safe space no matter what may arise in sessions.
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Accredited by the NCP
London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Recognised and supported by The National Counselling Society, AVR and The European Association for Counselling. In partnership with Middlesex University. COSRT and NCP approved
Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy
Founded and developed by NAOS. Recognised and supported by NCP, AVR and The National Counselling Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBTQ, non-monogamy, open relationships, polyamory
£80/hr for individual sessions
£100/hr for couple/relationship therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Shoreditch: Monday 5-9pm Camden: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm & Saturday 8am-2pm,
Types of client