Couples counselling has been described as 'like piloting a helicopter in a hurricane." Hence the absolute necessity for a therapist who is specialist trained, experienced and expert in the skills required. You wouldn’t risk asking your G.P. to perform open-heart surgery; you’d ask a cardiac surgeon.
I’m not a ‘general practitioner!’ I am a specialist and experienced relationship counsellor working with couples and individuals for over 20 years. I provide relationship counselling (including couples’ sexual issues) both privately and, until this year, with Relate, with whom I qualified in 1996. I am based in Crowborough on the Sussex/Kent border and work face to face and online. Over 80% of my cases are couples.
I also work with individuals and/or their partners where pornography, online sexual encounters or use of sex workers is negatively affecting their lives and relationships. Over the years I began to see an increase in these problematic behaviours and undertook and achieved a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling at the Institute for Sex Addiction Training (ISAT).
I co-facilitate an online Support and Education Group for Partners of those with sexually addictive behaviours. Click here.
I am a Registered Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice.
I am a Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).
There are any number of reasons why couples seek support and below are just a few that I encounter in my work: