Counselling or psycho sexual therapy offers you a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore and resolve the problems you are encountering in your intimate or family relationships.
When faced with a dilemma or crisis, we often do more of the same instead of trying something different. Often we know what we could be doing differently but there can be strong influences keeping us stuck. Understanding how patterns from the past connect with and impact on the struggles we are having in the present often leads to our being able to overcome these barriers, resulting in changes to our unhelpful behaviour patterns that may be keeping the problem going.
Michaela holds the Relate Certificate in Marital and Couples counselling and the Diploma in Psycho Sexual Therapy from Relate. She has also been awarded a Masters degree in Relationship Therapy, accredited by the University of Hull. She teachs students on a Post Graduate diploma in Psycho Sexual Therapy on behalf of the Relate Institute. Michaela is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) .
Her 12 years of practice means that she has extensive experience of working with clients from different backgrounds, cultures, sexualities, ages and abilities. She works in a collaborative, supportive and non judgemental way and aims to be as flexible as possible, offering appointments in the evenings and at weekends, as well as daytime appointments.
Counselling helps with problems such as;
Unresolved arguments or power struggles within a relationship
The impact of affairs or relationships outside of the couple’s relationship
Coping with being part of a blended family
Difficulties with separation or divorce
Managing big changes such as redundancy, becoming parents or retirement
Drifting apart and losing the special feelings that couples have for each other
Psycho Sexual Therapy helps people with aspects of intimacy such as;
Loss of desire or discrepancies of desire between couples
Penetrative sex difficulties such as pain (dyspareunia) or vaginismus
Difficulties reaching orgasm, whether this be too quickly or not at all
Erectile problems, or difficulties in becoming aroused
The impact of ageing, illness or disability
Having more fun, communicating more easily about sex
Psycho Sexual Therapy (PST) uses a cognitive behavioural approach in order to understand and resolve the issues that are causing distress. PST sensitively discusses the sexual problem with you to help you to change things that you may have been too embarrassed to deal with in the past.