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Emma Mathews

I am an accredited psychotherapist and have previously worked as a specialist midwife in perinatal mental health, I also worked for Relate as a psychosexual and relationship therapist for a number of years.

I provide treatments for a number of psychological difficulties and will often use an integrated approach, drawing on the different approaches I have trained in to meet the needs of my clients.    

I’m currently employed as a psychosexual therapist for the NHS, offering treatments for couples and individuals with sexual difficulties.  My private practice offers psychosexual and relationship therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), schema therapy and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I also offer treatment for sexually compulsive and addictive behaviours. 

I have a special interest in the treatment of birth trauma and previous experience working as a midwife and in the area of perinatal mental health has been particularly helpful for clients trying to process a traumatic birth. 


I also have a special interest in the treatment of sexually addictive and compulsive behaviours, especially when these impact on sexual function, for example when men have problems maintaining an erection or reaching climax because of their pornography use or other out of control sexual behaviours. 


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Qualifications & Psychotherapy Training

  • Diploma in Higher Education (Midwifery Studies)

  • BSc with Honours Reproductive and Sexual Health (First Class)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy)

  • Relate Institute Certificate - Working with Couples 

  • MSc Psychological Trauma (Distinction)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy 

  • EMDR UK & Ireland Accredited training (all parts required for accreditaton) 

  • Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling (CPCAB Accredited Level 5)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy, Introduction, Advanced Clinical Skills & Chair Work

  • ISST Certified Training in Schema Therapy for Individuals (Adults)

  • Professional Doctorate (DProf) in Psychological Trauma (Current study)

Professional Registrations & Accreditations

  • ​Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

  • Accredited member of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

  • Accredited member of the College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

  • EMDR UK & Ireland Accredited Practitioner

  • Qualified member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)

I am passionate about updating and discovering new skills to help my clients, and have completed a significant amount of additional training over the years, details of these additional trainings can be downloaded below, along with details of publications, awards received, presentations and teaching I have completed.​

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