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My name is Val Northcote and I provide individual and couple’s psychosexual and relationship counselling. I also provide sex addiction counselling (and other addictions). I also offer EMDR Therapy.
Counselling can provide a safe space to express, explore and resolve issues which may be causing you problems in life, both personal and or at work. I originally trained as an integrative counsellor, focusing on Humanistic ways of working including, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Systemic ways of working.
I have since trained in relationship therapy and psychosexual therapy (sex therapy).
Relationship Therapy (couple counselling) enables individuals or couples to work through issues which may be causing difficulties in their relationship or have caused it to end. Issues can include difficulties in communicating, affairs, controling behaviours, jealousy, step families or work and financial matters.
Psychosexual Therapy is an approach which provides support for individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties of a sexual nature, as well as those who would like to improve their sexual relationship. This can include premature or rapid ejaculation, erection difficulties, loss or lack of desire, painful sex or inability to have sexual intercourse.
I have a special interest in addictions or compulsive behaviours which may include drugs, alcohol, internet, gambling, shopping, eating, the excessive use of pornography or out of control sexual behaviours. These sexual behaviours are sometimes referred to as sex addiction.
I believe it is important to find a way to work with my clients that feels comfortable to them and that they can understand. Therefore I may use some or all of the above approaches with you depending on your needs. I will always be respectful and ensure the service is confidential, this will be explained at our first session, and that you remain in control of the process. My style of working will be further explained at our first meeting.
I work via Zoom, WhatsApp and telephone.
My fee is £60 and is negotiable for those in financial hardship.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR Therapy (EMDR Europe Accredited Training)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Diploma in Working with Sexual Addiction
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
Conversion Course Couple's Counselling resulting in Relate Practitioner Status
First Class Honours Degree in Applied Health Sciences
Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mentle Health
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Additional training in supporting: survivors of rape and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse and addictions including compulsive sexual behaviours, domestic violence.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer concessions for those in need so please discuss this with me before you book your first session.
If sessions are to be paid for by a health provider you will need to provide information about how this will be done and if the full fee is covered. The first 2 sessions will need to be paid for and will be reimburse as soon as the first payment is received from the health provider. Any fee not covered by the provider will need to be covered by yourself.
When I work
I work across the working week except Wednesdays.
My day runs from 12 noon until 8pm.