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 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 services both privately and with Relate, with whom I qualified in 1996, and still work. I am based in Crowborough and generally work with clients from West Kent and East Sussex. 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. I am working towards a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling through the Institute for Sex Addiction Training (ISAT), one of the only two institutions in the UK providing this qualification.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical framework for good practice.
I am also a student member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).
I am a General Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) who abides by the COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice.
There are any number of reasons why couples seek support and below are just a few that I encounter in my work: