Sara Briner

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07926357065 or 01392 430444

Contact Sara

Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX4
07926357065 or 01392 430444
Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice


Qualified sex therapist including sex addiction.

 Relate qualified relationship counsellor. 

Diploma in Counselling

Foundation in CBT skills

EMDR qualified therapist


I trained and worked for Relate until 2010 when I left to work for the NHS as a Specialist Counsellor and sex therapist.  The NHS stopped funding sex therapy in 2017 and I  decided to leave in December 2017 to concentrate on my private practise.   I am a qualified supervisor.


I have an  office in Central Exeter where I see couples and individuals.  

 Sex therapy: Vaginismus, Pain - Dyspareunia, Lack of desire Menopause, Ageing, Premature Ejaclation, Erectile dysfunction, Sexual avoidance and  performance anxiety. 


 Sexual addiction for clients who have: an unhealthy relationship with a mood altering experience. A sexual activity that is used to modulate emotion, that feels out of control. A pattern of out of control sexual behaviours that causes a problem in their life.  Compulsive masturbation, use of pornography, anonymous sex, chat rooms/online sex.


Couple Counselling: Communication, Affairs, Children,  Divorce or separation, loss , Starting again, Life changes and  Work issues

EMDR: working on memories and PTSD.


I also supervises counsellors and trainees.  I work for a number of EAP's and accepts Bupa, Axa, Vitality clients.



My first session

 Assessment session:  This is for an hour where we can meet and  I can start to  gather information about the difficulties and we can decide what next.  If you are a couple this assessment is done together.

If you are seeing another counsellor please talk to them regarding a plan to complete that work or taking a break to be able to start more specialised therapy.  

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited