Valerie Northcote BACP Accredited
My name is Val Northcote and I provide individual and couple’s relationship counselling as well as sex therapy and sex addiction counselling (and other addictions). My fee ranges from £50 to £60 dependent on the type of therapy offered.
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.
Skype and telephone counselling is also available.
Training, qualifications & experience
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
Photos & videos
My fees range from £50 to £60
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work across the working week including Saturdays both daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist with a background in working with young people as well as couples and individuals. I also work with addictions and specialise in working with sex addiction.