Barbara Akers

Barbara Akers

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Ashford

Ashford TN23
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am not available at weekends

About me and my therapy practice

Psychosexual Therapy

This type of therapy is helpful for any couple who struggles with sexual difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, desire discrepancies, or those who have previously enjoyed sex, but do not now for example through medical conditions or menopause.

I work will all members of the community with these issues. 

Couple Therapy

Whether you are in a monogamous or non-monogamous relationship I can support you with your relationship difficulties, or life-stage concerns.  

Individual Therapy

Work around relationship difficulties, or the transition from being in a couple, to now being single again.  

Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

I can support you if you are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours such as compulsive masturbation, porn, multiple affairs or hypersexuality.  I am a trauma-informed therapist and therefore understanding these compulsions and processing any past trauma will be part of this work.

I can also work with Partners affected by compulsive sexual behaviours.

EMDR Trauma Therapy

Helpful for early trauma difficulties, sexual difficulties, sexual trauma, sexual compulsions, anxiety, accidents or any incidents which have affected you, and and your life now

Practice description

After contacting me, I will arrange a brief free consultation, either via Zoom or phone call, to establish whether I am the right therapist for you, and to understand a little about your difficulties.

We would then arrange a first Assessment session either via Zoom or in-person.

A full and comprehensive history of your difficulties is taken which is also part of the work, and supportive in itself. A Formulation will be shared with you once this has been completed, and you may be asked to complete between session tasks, and therefore, the way I work is relational and has a behavioural aspect to it.  

Feedback from homework is useful for me as it informs me how best to support you to achieve your goals.

My first session

Your first session will be information gathering and a discussion of how you would like things to be different.

I will also explain how I work, and you will be invited to sign a Therapy Agreement and Privacy Statement.  

There may be more than one Assessment session if you are having Psychosexual Therapy or  EMDR as it is important to ensure that you have enough resources to undertake the work ahead.  These assessments however are therapeutic in themselves.

Types of therapy

Behavioural, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Trainees

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