Gemma works with individuals and couples on a broad range of issues, sometimes, but not always relating to sex and relationships; including physical pain, discomfort, dissatisfaction or dysfunction; emotional challenges or limitations resulting from old pain or the fear of being hurt; and mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, addiction or avoidance. All sessions are confidential and held in a safe, private environment.
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If you feel ready to acknowledge a challenge in your life or relationship that you would like help to work through, book an initial appointment to see how you could benefit from regular talking therapy.
Gemma Cozens is a trainee psychosexual and relationship therapist, working towards a Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy and accreditation with CORST (College of Relationship and Sex Therapy) and UCKP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
With a Foundation in integrative therapy, Gemma’s approach is guided by the individual needs of each client and draws on different models, techniques and modalities; including client-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, transactional analysis and mindfulness. Gemma works within the COSRT ethical guidelines.
Gemma holds a safe and non-judgemental space to explore client’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours in an empathic and straightforward manner. Gemma will work with you to identify and verbalise potentially hidden emotions, such as anger, sadness, grief and shame.
For some people, their focus is on making sense of early childhood experiences and repeating patterns. Others prefer to focus on the here and now. Both approaches are equally valid. Gemma will work compassionately, recognising the challenges you are experiencing, your individual strengths and help you to navigate a way forward.
Through reflection, you may be able to see how patterns of behaviour are impacting your present. Gemma supports clients to gain greater understanding, resilience and a softer, more compassionate view of themselves and their situation, leading to a more peaceful and fulfilling experience. She works with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and communication issues.
What is Psychosexual Therapy?
Talking therapy focussed on improving or discussing a specific sexual or relationship issue. Psychosexual therapy is for individuals, couples, non-monogamous relationships and LGBTQI. Psychosexual issues may or may not have a physical symptom or problem.
We will work together to understand more about the origin of the issue as well as focus on resolution of the presenting problem. Psychosexual tools may include homework exercises and a programme of activity across through the treatment.
• Relationship issues• Erectile dysfunction• Premature or delayed ejaculation• Lack or low libido• Sexual compulsion• Painful sex• Impossible penetration due to muscle contraction (Vaginismus)• Difficulty with orgasm• Sexuality issues• Issues around sexuality• Sex education
Please note that once booked and paid for, refunds are unavailable. Please give 48 hours notice if you are going to miss a session. Appointments that are missed or cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be chargeable at 100%. If giving adequate notice, we can reschedule the appointment for the next available time.
By booking an appointment you kindly agree to these terms. For a copy of Gemma’s therapeutic contract please email email@example.com
Gemma works with clients on an open-ended basis, with regular opportunities to review the relationship. It is suggested that at least 6 sessions are necessary to fully explore your presenting issue.
After an initial assessment session, if you would like to continue working with Gemma, we will arrange weekly sessions, on the same day, same time, and same place each week, providing strong boundaries, to protect the process; to allow momentum to build in the therapeutic work; and to enhance awareness and insight, leading to real change. For a copy of Gemma’s therapeutic contract please email at the address below.
Each session is 50 minutes.
Individual rate £50
Couples rate £75
Sessions take place Monday-Thursday.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.