General Counselling & SEX & RELATIONSHIP THERAPY in Plymouth
I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space for couples & individuals to process, explore, change, grow & find ways forward.
Rhian Kivits PGCE MNCS (Accred)
I’m a Relate qualified, accredited Counsellor and PGCE qualified Trainer. I take an integrative approach and my philosophy is all about promoting empowering ways to work through difficulties and reach for everything you want from life – and more. I work confidentially in person, by phone or online with couples, individuals and groups.
What I can help with
I offer General Counselling & Sex & Relationship Therapy for couples or individuals.
I can help with any issue that is having an impact on your life. I have helped hundreds of individuals and couples find clarity and a way forward.
I am trained in a variety of approaches including psychodynamic, systemic, person centred, solution focused and cognitive behavioural (CBT). I’m also trained in Mindfulness and often bring in psychoeducation, positive thinking and motivational approaches if you need support with positive change. When we first meet, we will have a full discussion about your issues and I’ll explain how we will approach your counselling.
I work with clients of all genders and sexual orientations. I’m open minded and LGBTQ+ friendly. I fully support Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities.
How your counselling will be structured
Sessions will usually be for 50 minutes on a weekly basis. After a focused period of counselling, you may wish to attend monthly or occasionally for ongoing support. I’m able to work flexibly to make sure you are supported according to your personal needs.
You may only need a few sessions or you may want to attend longer term therapy – we will review your progress together to make sure you’re getting the most out of your counselling.
How I support you
I am a sensitive and compassionate person. I understand how hard it can be for you to talk about your problems. I am honest but I will not judge or disapprove. I offer a safe, supportive environment to help you feel at ease. This means progressing at your pace and acknowledging your needs as we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and consider how you can move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Relate Institute/Doncaster University Centre Counselling Diploma
Advanced Training in Psychosexual Therapy and a Diploma in Mindfulness
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education & Training)
Adult Literacy Specialist Post Graduate Certificate
Further training attended:
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Mental Health Awareness
Domestic Violence Assessment, Intervention & Individual Structured Interviews
Couples & Affairs
Erotic Transference & Counter Transference
Sexual Health Training
Understanding Sex and Internet Addiction
Treating Sexual Compulsion and Addiction
Supporting the Partners of Sex Addicts
Mindful Sex and Relationship Therapy
Gender Variance in Primary Care
Gender and Sexual Diversity
I’ve worked with hundreds of couples and individuals as a Counsellor. I’ve also spent over 15 years working at management level in professional training and mentoring roles helping people overcome challenges in their lives. This included time spent working for the Mental Health charity Mind delivering talking therapies, training young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties in the Further Education sector and managing services for families coping with deprivation. I also have over 10 years experience as a Teacher and Practitioner of Complementary Therapies and hold a variety of qualifications in this area.
I’m a keen writer, with recent work published in the Relate National Blog, well-being site Learn Shed Live and ‘agony aunt’ columns for the local press. I also get involved in training, marketing and copy writing projects for therapists and therapy organisations.
I used to run the SOS (Save Our Sex) Sexpert service and author a regular Sexpert blog for vintage/retro themed erotic accessory retailer Knicker Rocker Glory – unfortunately KRG is no longer trading, but it was great fun answering the questions that were submitted from all over the World.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.