*I am now away from Practice, returning 2nd November 2021 and will respond to any queries thereafter*
I am a qualified Psychosexual Therapist and a Relationship Therapist, with a Diploma in Relationship Counselling (DiRC) & a Diploma in Sex & Relationship Therapy (DipSRT), gained from Relationships Scotland & validated by Napier University, Edinburgh. As such, I am trained to see couples or Individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships or would like to explore, change and/or enhance their current situation or who feel their relationships have reached crisis point.
My Sex Therapy practice can help with sexual dysfunction, such as (but not limited to): erectile dysfunction; delayed ejaculation; lack of intimacy; painful sex; vulval pain; vaginismus; porn addiction.
As an Integrative Therapist, I use various tools from my therapeutic toolbox, to help meet your current needs and to try to find the cause and not just treat the symptoms of your discontent or distress.
Key themes I see in practice include subjects such as: anxiety; affairs; depression; family issues; feeling overwhelmed; financial worries; lack of connection; lack of intimacy; life changes and loss (such as bereavement – including pets, illness, menopause, redundancy); low self-esteem; porn addiction; sex addiction; stress; trauma.
I believe the best therapy happens when the relationship between Client and Therapist clicks and when the Client comes with an open mind and the willingness to discover. I firmly believe my Clients already have the answers they seek resolution to – they just need to space and the right environment, in which to hear or see or feel these answers.
I am currently practicing online and via telephone and my consultations are 50 minutes long and cost £50. Often weekly sessions work well, but this arrangement can be more flexible if this does not suit your situation. And, you may only want to come for one session. I currently use the Zoom platform for online sessions and have successfully completed an 80+ hours Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling from the Counselling Tutor.
I am a member of the following professional bodies: COSCA; BACP and COSRT and as such, I work within their ethical guidelines.
*I do not see children or adolescents nor clients who are actively misusing alcohol or drugs at the time of our scheduled appointments*
If you have a complaint about my service which you believe breaches COSCA’s code of ethics, I would be happy to discuss with you in the first instance or you can contact the organisation directly at www.cosca.org.uk
Please note, I practice Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Thursdays & am able to respond during these days.
You can text or leave a voicemail for Ally on 07970 501 088 or send her a message using the form below