Adele Swift – BA (Hons), PGDip
Adele offers therapy for individuals and couples with relationship and/or sexual problems. She is a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (accredited by COSRT and Middlesex University). Adele is a general member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a member of BACP and also works with Relate.
Having gained a degree in business and spending 20 years in the commercial world, Adele took a total change in career direction and studied for her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy so that she could follow her passion for helping people with relationship, personal and sexual problems.
She encourages couples and individuals to be truly honest with themselves, and each other, to think about their own needs as well as their partners. She helps clients to work towards achievable goals and to consider difficulties that could lie in the future and help them with strategies to deal with them.
Adele’s belief in using an integrative approach to therapy was established through her training for her London Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy. Using a combination of psychotherapy and psychosexual and relationship therapy tools and techniques, Adele understands the importance of the individual, and adapts her therapeutic approach to fit the needs of an individual client, or couple, and their problems.
Adele enjoys many aspects of her role as a sex and relationship therapist including helping people who may have difficulties in achieving the sexual life that they desire, or who find themselves not enjoying a sexual relationship as they feel they would like to. She finds it rewarding to help struggling couples who may have lost interest in each other over time, or are dealing with the aftermath of infidelity.
Adele has attended training sessions concerning controlling and coercive behaviour in relationships, identifying sexual addiction and on understanding the dynamics and issues surrounding polyamorous relationships. She is a kink aware therapist and is happy to work with those in polyamorous and open relationships, she also has experience of working with the LGBTQ + community. Her studies and interests also include finding self-motivation and achieving goals.