Louise Heywood

Louise Heywood


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07734711833

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Therapist - Northwich

Northwich CW9
07734711833
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Mornings: Friday

Afternoons: Friday

Evenings: Sunday - Thursday

About me and my therapy practice

SEX THERAPY for individuals and partners experiencing:

  • Erection problems
  • Premature/early ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Pain and penetration problems
  • Loss of desire or low desire

Sex therapy is a type of talking therapy that’s designed to help you achieve sexual satisfaction and resolve any difficulties you’re having in your intimate and sexual relationships.

While some sexual difficulties have a biological cause, often there’s psychological, emotional or social reasons too. This is where sex therapy can help.

Talking about sex can be difficult for many people, and talking about sexual health problems can be even harder. But you don’t have to suffer alone. I work with individuals and partners of all sexual orientations, gender identities and relationship preferences to help you make sense of things and work with you to create a specific treatment plan. Don’t let embarrassment stop you from getting the help that you need and that works.

Sex therapy can also support people experiencing:

  • Loss of desire or difficulties with arousal
  • Painful penetration
  • Orgasm problems
  • Unreliable erections
  • Ejaculation difficulties, such as rapid or delayed ejaculation
  • PMS, PMDD, perimenopause and menopause
  • Sexual phobias or aversions
  • Fetishes and kink
  • Compulsive sexual behaviours
  • Sexual violence and abuse
  • Questions or challenges with their sexuality
  • Gender dysphoria, or questions around their gender identity
  • Exploring or changing to a new gender expression and navigating challenges around transitioning

Practice description

Sessions last for 1 hour and most of my clients choose to have appointments either every week or fortnightly. Appointments can be online or from my office in Northwich, Cheshire. 

In those sessions I’ll support you to explore and learn about what’s going on for you, and we may agree self-help tools, practical exercises to be done at home, increasing sexual self-confidence and comfort in sexuality or sexual relationships.

Sessions are strictly talking therapy, and any exercises are to be done by the individual or partners outside of sessions.

My first session

I offer a free half-hour consultation to help you decide whether to start counselling with me. You can check my availability and book your free initial consultation online.  You will receive a confirmation email and an email reminder before your appointment. 

In this half-hour appointment, I will first explain how I approach confidentiality before spending around 20 minutes talking about what’s going on for you and what you hope to get from therapy. There will also be opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

What I can help with

Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Northwich

Northwich CW9
07734711833
Sessions from £79.00

Features

Availability

Appointments are available:

Sunday 19:30 – 21:00

Monday CLOSED

Tuesday 17:00 – 19:00 (online only); 19:30 – 21:30

Wednesday 20:00 – 21:30

Thursday 19:30 – 21:30

Friday 9:00 – 15:00; 19:30 – 21:00

Saturday CLOSED

We can arrange appointments to suit your diary - I don't expect you to come weekly or to sign up for a minimum number of sessions.

I offer a free half-hour consultation to help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you.  New clients wanting evening appointments are typically waiting around 2-4 weeks for an appointment.

About me and my therapy practice

Over the past 12 years I have been a counsellor at a number of voluntary counselling organisations and worked in private practise. I cover a wide range of counselling areas, including depression, anxiety, low-self esteem and bereavement, and I have a particular interest in working with clients to improve their relationships. I am currently a psychosexual therapist in training.

As a counsellor, I am supportive and, at times, challenging. I believe that to be effective, counselling shouldn’t be too comfortable, but that you should feel safe and supported to explore and discuss what is troubling you. Depending on your needs, I tailor my approach drawing from a range of therapeutic styles and techniques, and coaching.

I have regular supervision, am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists and adhere to their Code of Ethics. I am fully insured to work as a private counsellor.

Practice description

MENTAL HEALTH    |  RELATIONSHIPS    |  SEX THERAPY

People go for counselling for many different reasons. Some seek counselling for specific things such as anxiety, depression, or relationship problems or difficulties in intimate or sexual relationships. Some look for support in discovering what they want out of life, how to go about getting it and what this might mean. Sometimes we know something is wrong but we can't find a way to put it right.

Over the past 12 years I have been a counsellor at a number of counselling organisations and worked in private practice. I have a particular interest in working with clients to improve their relationships. I am currently a sex therapist in training - sex therapy is a type of talking therapy that’s designed to help you achieve sexual satisfaction and resolve any difficulties you’re having in your intimate and sexual relationships.

I work with individuals and partners of all sexual orientations, gender identities and relationship preferences to help you make sense of things and work with you on whatever is troubling you.

My approach to counselling is based not on what worked for someone else, but on finding out what can work for you. I believe that counselling can really help – when you’re ready and with the right counsellor for you. It’s the strength of the counselling relationship that means you can start to talk things through, discover what you want and begin to live life how you want.

I understand that it's not easy. Sometimes taking that first step seems scary, or you might be questioning why you aren’t able to just get on with things yourself. Maybe you simply don't know where to start. Please take that first step and get in touch. I offer a free consultation to help you decide if you want to try counselling and to discuss how we think it might be able to help you. Please get in touch, or you can book online via my website.

My first session

I offer a free half-hour consultation to help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you.  Simply navigate to my website, choose book online from the menu, find a spot that fits your schedule and book it.   

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English