Relationship Counselling & Sex Therapy in North London
A safe and confidential setting where couples and individuals can explore and try to understand their current difficulties.
Sustaining a fulfilling and stable relationship is not easy and many people go through difficult periods.
It can feel almost impossible at times to keep talking to each other and so consulting an experienced counsellor to help make sense of what is happening and to support you and your partner when communication has broken down can feel such a relief. Asking for help when things get tough is not something to be ashamed of and can make a real difference.
I am a well qualified and highly experienced couples counsellor and sex therapist working in North London. I have worked as a couples counsellor and sex therapist for over 20 years, working at London Marriage Guidance now (Tavistock Relationships) for 13 years and as a Licensed Counsellor with the charity Relate for 12 years. I now work in private practice from my home in Bounds Green, North London, offering relationship counselling and sex therapy to couples and individuals. You may be single or in a couple, gay, lesbian or heterosexual from a variety of different backgrounds, cultures and religions.
If you come as a couple we will explore in weekly sessions the issues that are concerning you, to help you communicate with one another and understand and resolve underlying issues, you may feel stuck, repeating patterns of behaviour that you feel unable to change. We will work together to find new ways of communicating in a more honest empathic and effective way and develop strategies to manage future problems as they arise.
I see clients for individual counselling with a wide variety of presenting problems. Ranging from relationship problems to depression and anxiety, sexual difficulties, bereavement, ageing, life changing events, self esteem issues. I offer a caring and supportive environment to help you gain insight into the difficulties that are troubling you in order to facilitate some sort of change.
Some of the things I aim to help people achieve through relationship counselling include
- Better communication
- A more stable family life
- Improved sexual relationship
- Increased confidence and self awareness
- The ability to manage angry feelings and resolve conflict
- Increased intimacy
- Working amicably through a separation or divorce when a relationship has irretrievably broken down
- To keep talking through the tough times
- To listen to each other
A relationship doesn't have to be in crisis to ask for help. Many people who have been to see me say they wish they had come to counselling years ago.
Before making a decision to attend counselling sessions you may have some questions you want to ask about the process and what is involved, please contact me by email or phone.
I see all my clients for an initial session, which provides an opportunity to discuss your current issues and decide whether counselling or sex therapy is the right choice for you.