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Elaine Tarsh
, Sex Therapist
 in Radlett

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Elaine Tarsh
Elaine Tarsh

I am a Relate trained counsellor and psychosexual therapist with a Certificate in Relationship Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy. I am also an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and subscribe fully to their professional standards and code of ethics.

I have many years' experience working as a counsellor. In addition to my work with Relate I run a private counselling practice in Radlett, within easy reach of North London, Borehamwood, Bushey, St Albans & Watford and North London, offering couples counselling, individual counselling, psychosexual therapy and telephone counselling.

I offer a professional, flexible and highly confidential service. I am always happy to chat on the phone (Tel: 07908 943272) to answer any queries you may have prior to booking a session. You will find my approach non-judgemental, practical, positive and caring.

Background & Qualifications

BA (Hons) Social Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University

Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling (Relate)

Postgraduate Certificate in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy), University of Hull

I continue to undertake on-going professional development courses.

All counselling and psychosexual therapy is stricly confidential and I adhere to the BACP & COSRT Code of Ethics.

I hold an enhanced DBS check and professional indemnity insurance.


I have worked as a couple counsellor and psychosexual therapist at Relate for many years (2003 - to date)
I undertake counselling on behalf of the Counselling Foundation

Previously I have worked for the Jewish Marriage Council

My Specialisms

Individual Counselling

I have extensive experience working with clients struggling with anxiety and depression. In addition I have worked with individuals experiencing post natal depression, abuse, domestic violence and moving on at the end of a relationship.

Couples Counselling

There are many issues that can cause relationship problems, some originating from the pressured way we live our lives. Issues I have worked with include:

Adapting to chronic illness and disability
Affairs and betrayal
Commitment to the relationship
Communication difficulties
Domestic Violence
Feelings of loss when children leave home
Issues with step families
Loss of identity
Low self esteem
Past relationship issues that are affecting the present one
Retirement concerns
Separation and divorce
Sexual disagreements

I provide a secure, non-judgmental approach, offering both short and long term counselling, using a range of approaches appropriate to each individual situation.

Counselling offers the opportunity to reflect on your relationship and think about the future. It is not about returning to the early days of your relationship, but about what is right for both partners, and the family, now and in the future.

The end of a relationship is never easy and relationship breakdown can be both painful and confusing. If your relationship has ended and you are struggling to deal with the fall-out counselling offers you a fresh perspective, the chance to constructively manage your separation and successfully move on.

Psychosexual Therapy

Sometimes sexual problems and relationship difficulties are connected, and it is not uncommon for couples to be unhappy with their sexual relationship. By working together, it is possible to understand why these problems have emerged and work towards resolving them. I have worked with clients with a wide range of sexual issues including:

Difficulties reaching orgasm (Anorgasmia)
Delayed ejaculation
Difficulties arising from sexual abuse
Erectile difficulties
Internet addiction
Lack of sexual information
Loss of desire or low desire for partner or sex
Pain during intercourse (Dyspareunia)
Premature ejaculation

Telephone Counselling

Telephone counselling is just like face to face counselling offering the same confidential counselling space and non-judgmental support. Usually sessions are 50 mins and they are booked (and paid for) in advance.

Would you like to access counselling but find it difficult to access face to face counselling? Perhaps you travel regularly for work or have an irregular shift pattern. You may be a carer or lack reliable and affordable childcare. You may have concerns about accessing counselling services because of your location or confidentiality. Then telephone counselling might suit you!

I have a particular interest in working with cultural difference within relationships. Often when couples get together they think they can overcome their 'differences' but as life progresses and children arrive this sometimes becomes more challenging.

My core beliefs incorporate respect, kindness and truthfulness. I welcome clients from the LGBT community and I am BDSM and kink ‘friendly'

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

As an integrative counsellor, I am able to draw upon a number of different psychological approaches to meet the needs of clients.

I undertake both short term and long term work.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £60 per 50 minutes
Counselling Skype/Telephone £40 per 50 minutes
Sex Therapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I offer a no obligation initial assessment session for £40

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