Sara Briner

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX4
Sessions from £65.00


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 Practitioner


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

Online counselling, Time-limited