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 have completed 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 member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). (Student membership; full membership pending receipt of diploma certification Sept.2019)
I am a General Member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and I abide 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: