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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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work across the working week except Wednesdays.

My day runs from 12 noon until 8pm.

Fred Bulmer Centre
Wall St
Hereford
HR4 9HP

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I've been a counsellor since 2005 and a Supervisor since 2014. I support counsellors and sex/rel therapists in agencies, charities & private practice

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Valerie Northcote

Valerie Northcote