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My Approach

 

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 they want to live.

Individuals and intimate partners 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 betrayal

My approach offers a respectful, non-judgemental and sex positive environment to explore challenging issues and find ways to help you hear each other and restore connection. I recognise it is important I tune into where you are and I work at your pace rather than my own.​

 

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 help clients with sex problems, including unreliable erections, rapid ejaculation, as well as low desire and orgasmic problems.  I work with compulsive sexual behaviours such as problematic porn use or having multiple affairs.  These behaviours have been called porn or sex addiction.  

My therapeutic approach is all about helping you to do the work you need to do in order to know the joy of a more enlivened existence.  

About Me

I know that living out of alignment with one's values can be difficult and painful.  I provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore what is alive in you.

 

I am Polyamory and Kink competent (and also friendly, of course).  I know this is something clients might be curious about and want to explore.  Whilst this may be part of a client's life, it is often not the main reason they come to therapy, and sometimes it is.

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 men are not always as open or transparent as they would like to be in relationship.

I have been awarded the Diploma in Relationship Counselling from Relate, the UK's largest provider of relationship support.  I had worked as a counsellor for Relate before going into private practice.

I am a fully qualified sex and relationship therapist and have been awarded Diplomas in Clinical Sexology (psychosexual therapy) and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour both from the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology.  These Diploma courses are accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists which means they meets the stringent requirements of the UK’s largest accrediting body for sex and relationship therapists.

I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), abide by the Code of Ethics and carry full insurance.

Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in

 

Leonard Cohen

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