I am currently offering accessibly priced therapy on Zoom for couples and individuals. I am a fully qualified and experienced couples counsellor working with all relationship issues, and I know these can be made more difficult by the challenging times in which we are living.
I am in training as a psychosexual therapist, and I deal with sex problems affecting both individuals and couples. The sort of things I help with include unreliable erections, delayed and early ejaculation, female orgasmic problems, pain on penetration and vaginismus. In addition I deal with low desire in men and women as well as mismatched desire in couples which can be a significant cause of distress.
My counselling offers a respectful and sex positive environment to explore any challenging issues and find ways to help you hear each other and restore connection. I recognise that it is important that I tune into where you are and I work at your pace rather than my own.
I have many years of experience with Men’s work and I use insights I have gained to help men find their voice: what do I want, is that ok and how do I talk about it? I know that men are not always as open or transparent as they would like to be in relationship. Living out of alignment with our values can be difficult and painful.
I have experience of counselling individuals and couples in retirement. Older clients can have particular issues with sex and connection in later life, each wanting to find a good balance between freedom and loving commitment. Relationships change over time, particularly as we live longer and expect more out of life. I can help partners look at the love and relationship rules that work for them, the ones that don’t, and have the conversations they need to have.
I am Poly aware and I know that this is something clients might be curious about and want to explore in counselling. I work with individuals, and couples as well as those in polyamorous or open relationships. I am Kink aware and, as with Poly, I know that whilst this may be part of a client's life, it is not the main reason they come to counselling.
I am a passionate advocate of mindfulness and use this with clients.
This is my second career; my retirement has given me the freedom to follow my passion and am now a trained and practicing relationship counsellor. I had worked with Relate and am now in private practice.
Couples and individuals come to counselling for a wide range of reasons. These might include wanting to:
· improve an existing relationship
· get help with sexual problems
· heal connection following an affair
· look at issues around divorce/relationship breakdown
I work with clients to improve their communication and mutual understanding, to find what is true and helpful for them, and to help them find ways to live the lives that they want to live.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by the Code of Ethics.
To be who we are and to become what we can become is the sole purpose in life
Robert Louis Stevenson