Counsellors

Duncan Branley – Oxford Circus, WC1

Specialist Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist working with adults experiencing problems in their relationships and sex lives.

Many adults experience problems in their intimate relationships and sex lives. Sometimes these can seem insurmountable. Specialist psychosexual and relationship therapy can help you to get a clearer perspective on what is happening and to start to make changes.

Qualifications

MSc Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and Certificate in Psychosexual Studies – the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
MA Relationship Therapy – the Relate Institute and Qualification as a Relate Counsellor.
Bereavement Counsellor – Cruse Bereavement Care.

Professional memberships

Accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT);
Full Clinical Psychotherapist member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP);
Member of the the British Society of Sexual Medicine (BSSM), the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) and the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM);
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Specialism

I work mainly with couples, but also with individuals, whether gay, straight, bi or trans. The specifics of each relationship are unique, so I offer a non-judgmental space to explore your experiences and feelings.

I have specialist training in psychosexual and relationship therapy. However, effective therapy is about more than technical skill. It’s also about creating an environment where challenging work can be done safely. The therapeutic relationship we build together is vital: we meet for an initial session for us to see if we think we can work together. If we agree to do so, then an ongoing programme of therapy will be arranged. This is usually open-ended, but useful work can also be done in time-limited therapy. Sessions are once a week and last 50 minutes.

As well as working with clients privately, I work as a Visiting Psychosexual Therapist at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR). I’ve worked for Relate, the NHS and Cruse in the past. I’m also a visiting tutor in the Psychosexual and the Couple Therapy for Depression teaching teams at TCCR. I have taught on the MA in Relationship Therapy for the Relate Institute and the MA in Counselling at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Appointments

I see clients in Central London during the daytime and evenings.

  • Wednesday afternoons and evenings – Nassau Street, near Oxford Circus
  • Thursday evenings – Bloomsbury, near Goodge Street, Russell Square and Euston
  • Fridays during the day – Queen Anne Street, again near Oxford Circus

I can also see people at other times though that can take a bit longer to arrange with my commitments elsewhere.

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