Valerie Northcote

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BACP Accredited. EMDR registered therapist.
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Hereford, HR4 9HP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Val Northcote and I provide individual and couple’s psychosexual and relationship counselling. I also provide sex addiction counselling. For those suffering from traumatic life events I offer EMDR Therapy to target specific traumatic memories which enables clients to be released from the grip of flashbacks, nightmares or others symptoms related to PTSD.

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, 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 the excessive use of pornography or out of control sexual behaviours. These sexual behaviours are sometimes referred to as sex addiction, although not everyone who struggles to manage their sexual behaviour will be a sex addict.

For those clients who may have experienced some kind of trauma, whether in childhood or later in life I use EMDR which is a well researched style of psychotherapy aimed at processing disturbing memories so that they can be stored more efficiently in the brain.  This frees the client from disturbing thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks or other conditions and symptoms associated with trauma.  It can also enable clients to experience improvements in their day to day life, including relationships.. 

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, Bilateral Base, WhatsApp and telephone.

My fee 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 Honour's Degree in Applied Health Sciences

Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental 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

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work across the working week except Mondays.

My day runs from 12 noon until 8pm.

Fred Bulmer Centre, Wall St, Hereford, HR4 9HP

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I qualified in 2005 and have been a Supervisor since 2014. I have supervisees who are therapists and support workers in the voluntary sector and NHS.

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Valerie Northcote
Valerie Northcote