Elaine Tarsh

Elaine Tarsh

Sex Therapist in Radlett

I am a Relate trained counsellor and psychosexual therapist with a Certificate in Relationship Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy.

I worked with hundreds of couples during 15 years with Relate, and I now run a private counselling practice in Radlett, within easy reach of Borehamwood, Bushey, St Albans, Watford, and North London. I work with couples and individuals offering counselling and psychosexual therapy, face to face, online and over the telephone.

I offer a professional, flexible and highly confidential service. I am always happy to chat on the phone (Tel: 07577 992 918) 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 strictly 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 counsellor since 2003.

Previously I have worked for Relate, the Jewish Marriage Council and the Counselling Foundation.

My Specialisms

Individual Counselling

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

Couples Counselling

I offer specialist therapy for couples and individuals with relationship issues, helping you through challenging times. There are many issues that can cause relationship problems, some related to life stages, but many stemming from the pressured way we live our lives. I provide a secure, non-judgemental approach, offering both short and long-term counselling, using a range of approaches appropriate to each individual situation.

Counselling offers the opportunity to explore your relationship and think about what you might want to change. It is not about returning to the early days of your relationship, but about what is right for the present and the future. A relationship MOT can be helpful! Issues I work with include:

Affairs and betrayal
Commitment to the relationship
Communication difficulties
Domestic Violence
Feelings of loss when children leave home
Issues with stepfamilies
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 are confident that they can overcome their 'differences' but as life gets busier and more complicated, and children arrive this negotiating different expectations can become 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 £50 per 50 minutes
Sex Therapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I am occasionally able to offer lower cost sessions during the day. Please do ask.