Relationship & Sex Therapy for individuals and couples http://www.tonyduffy.com
After qualifying as a Psychiatric Nurse in Dublin in 1988 I moved to Cambridge, UK to work with clients with serious mental health problems.
I undertook the Diploma in Counselling in Relationships and Sexuality at the London Institute of Sexuality and completed this in 1996. As part of this course it was necessary to complete 250 hours clinical work. I worked in two General Practices in London & Kent where I worked with individuals and couples with a wide range of male and female relationship and sexual dysfunction using an integrated approach based on the Sensate Focus model.
I completed my Masterís degree in Human Sexuality at St Georgeís Hospital Medical School in 1998. My dissertation was entitled: The sexual experiences of men with Sickle Cell Disease: A phenomenological enquiry. I worked as a Relationship & Sex Therapist part time in private practice in London before returning to Ireland. I have been in private practice in Naas since May 2005.
As well as an interest in dealing with a wide range of general relationship and sex issues, I have a specific interest in pregnancy and childbirth-related relationship and sexual problems. Trying to conceive, infertility, being pregnant, childbirth and parenthood all have a big impact on relationships and can lead to many sexual problems for both the male and female partners.
I am a general member of the British Association for Sexual & Relationship Therapy (BASRT) (Please visit www.basrt.org.uk to verify).
My private practice is based in Naas, Co. Kildare
Please feel free to contact me directly by phone or email. I accept self-referrals from individuals or couples.
If you prefer, please ask your GP or other Health Professional to refer you.
The first two sessions are for 1.5 hours. Subsequent sessions are 1 hour.
A history is taken in the early sessions to identify the main issues. Further sessions to work on the issues are then agreed with the client.
For further information, or to book an appointment, please ring me on 087 683 7671
or visit me at www.tonyduffy.ie