Ness Cooper

Sexologist

Therapist

Writer

Counsellor

Couples Counselling

Psychotherapist

Ness Cooper

Sexologist

Therapist

Writer

Counsellor

Couples Counselling

Psychotherapist

About Me

Ness Cooper Psychotherapist for individuals and couples

I'm a integrative psychotherapist, couples counsellor and clinical sexologist. I have over 15 years of experience seeing individuals, couples, polyamorous people in my therapy and counselling private practice online and face to face in Aylsham, Norfolk.


I help my clients navigate individual and or couples issues including ones related to mental health struggles, sexuality and relationships. Using integrative psychotherapy, I am trained to support clients through a wide range of mental health related topics.

I have a high success rate in supporting clients through pelvic pain conditions and sexual trauma, and work alongside the NHS. My training in pelvic floor biomechanics had helped me understand the somatic processes around sexuality issues further, particularly when it comes to supporting clients through regaining intimacy. 

In relationship therapy and couples counselling, I have experience in helping clients through challenging moments in their relationship that can feel overwhelming or even hostile, and have helped couples navigate difficult situations such as divorce. 

 I am able to bring a space to the sessions that allow for moments of calm and reflection where I help my clients navigate through tough situations and feelings whether they are in the moment or occurred prior to our session together.


I am registered with the UKATA, ISSM and the American Board of Sexology.


Along side helping my clients, I act as a sex expert for brands, charities, journalists, and organizations — ranging from offering consulting and writing to putting together campaigns around human sexuality. I have worked as an in house expert and sex therapist for Lovehoney, iplaysafe, Marie Claire, Je Joue and more.


I have published serval academic papers on human sexuality and relationships and am also the author of serval self help guides.


Email to book a session: contact@nesscooper.co.uk 

Or call to book via 07786141455 - note I may be busy so please leave a voicemail or send a text and I will get back to you.


I hold an enhanced DBS, am ICO registered and insured, and offer payments via direct debit.

My Services
Therapy

Within my Private Practice, I support individuals, couples, and polyamorous groups.

Appointments via Zoom

Thursdays and Fridays.

In person appointments in Aylsham, Norfolk.

Writing

As a nctj trained copywriter and journalist, I have worked with hundreds of sexual health and wellbeing brands and companies.

PR

Over the years I have commented on and led campaigns on sex ed, sex tech, dating apps, and more.

Hire me as an ad hoc expert too!

Consulting

No matter who you are I am able to offer one-off consultations to individuals, healthcare professionals and brands. 

Teaching

I have experience teaching and lecturing topics around human sexuality, and regularly train NHS staff. I am also a trained sex educator and have taught in high schools and universities.  

Academia

I have experience writing academic texts and have published two papers on human sexuality and relationships to date, as well as written multiple book chapters for paperbacks.

I am open to academic collaborations. 

Pricing
Individual Therapy
£ 70-90 hour
  • One on One
  • 50 minutes
  • Zoom or in person
  • Aylsham
  • Sliding scale
Couples Therapy
£ 100 hour
  • Couple or Polyam+
  • 50 minutes
  • Zoom
  • Activities Extra
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I’m a Psychotherapist and Clinical Sexologist  who is also trained in couples counselling, sex education and pelvic floor biomechanics. I am registered under UKATA for transactional analysis, the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the American Board of Sexology as a clinician who works in private practice. 

On top of this, I work as an expert for various brands and offer consulting. I am the in-house sex therapist for Woman&Home online, and the resident sexologist for Je Joue. I am also a trustee for Dhiverse the sexual health charity.

 

The method of therapy I offer is integrative psychotherapy, where I have trained in transactional analysis, DBT, developmental, and more.

I have training in various areas of human sexuality, sex, and relationship therapy and have even studied at the Kinsey Institute. 

My therapy practice is registered with ICO, and is a limited company. Alongside this, I am trained in Duty of Care which I apply throughout my work, from therapy, writing, to consulting and have and enhanced DBS.

My private practice has been nominated for serval awards and in 2022 I was nominated for best Sexologist at the Sexual Freedom awards. In 2023 I won a business award for best sex therapy practice in the UK, and in 2024 I won an innovation award for my contribution in sex therapy and mental health.

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Find out more about the types of counselling and services I offer, here.

Psychotherapy and Counselling with Ness Cooper

In my private practice I offer psychotherapy and counselling, where I am able to support a wide range of mental health struggles. I also have extensive training and experience supporting couples.

Individual therapy can allow you to bring a wide range of topics. It could be that you’re looking to change routine and habits, make a life discission, or want support with navigating communication. Many people come to therapy with a wide range of mental health related matters, which I am able to support you through. This can include, depression, anxiety, OCD, and more. 

In sex, relationship, or couples therapy it can be more goal orientated. 

Some people attend couples or relationship therapy to make a decision, navigate a difficult situation, or make a change.

Whether you’re solo or in a relationship, monogamous or polyamorous, you can find your authentic sexuality or relationship style. 

It’s possible to experience pleasure and explore your sex life with the support of psychosexual therapy. I have over 10 years of training in various modalities including developmental, psychosexual and person-centred and I’m certified by the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM). 

In my private practice, I can help you with: 

  • Depression
  • Neurodivergent
  • Trauma
  • Disabilities
  • Couples
  • Setting boundaries
  • Barriers to pleasure
  • LGBTQ+ needs
  • Dealing with jealousy and envy
  • Learning to find time for pleasure
  • Rebuilding desire and intimacy
  • Learning new sexual skills
  • Difficulties with online dating
  • Starting and open or polyamorous relationship
  • Sexual aftercare
  • BDSM and disability
  • Sex work
  • Co-dependency and narcissism
  • Learning green and red flags.
  • Understanding porn use
  • Sex addiction / Sexual Compulsion
  • And many more. 

How Does it Work?

No two people are the same. I tailor each session to your needs and integrating sex and relationship coaching, therapy, mindfulness and pelvic floor biomechanics to help you with your goals. 

You can book a single session which is great for troubleshooting a particular issue there and then. Alternatively, a series of 8 – 12 weekly sessions allows us to deep dive into issues and build coping mechanisms and strategies to help you face future challenges with confidence and ease. 

What does it cost?

Individual Session £70-90 (50 min) sliding scale rate, please inquire.

Couples Session £100 (50 min)

 All sessions are 50 minutes long and delivered by zoom. Bookings of 8-12 weeks also come with optional worksheets which you can use to help you reach your goals. 

contact@nesscooper.co.uk

Types of Therapy Explained More

All forms of therapy I offer are based on integrative psychotherapy. I also specialise in working through psychosexual and/or relationship and sexuality issues. Along with training in both individual and couples therapy, I have experience with working with groups such as in polyamorous relationships.

Discernment Counselling

Discernment counselling is for those in a relationship who are unsure if couples therapy will work for them and are considering parting ways. It works differently from standard couples therapy, where there are often a maximum of 5 sessions of 90 minutes in total. During the session the couple enters the therapy Zoom in person or via Zoom, then one partner is asked to leave for roughly 30 minutes, then the other partner has a 30-minute session. The final half an hour brings the couple back into the same space again and we work through the issues that were raised in the individual sessions, together.

After around 3 to 5 sessions, the couple can decide if they are happy to continue therapy and move into standard couples therapy together. If the couple feel that they can’t resolve the balance needed for a relationship they can be supported in parting ways in a healthy manner that reduces negative effects.

This type of therapy is often ideal for couples who feel they have no hope left and struggle to work together. It can work well in navigating hostility and bringing calm between the couple so they can work together in the future if needed.

Session fee £150 per 90 minutes with a maximum of 5 sessions.

Couples intensives

Some couples enjoy having intensives where therapy occurs over the course of a couple of days. There can be various reasons some may want to experience an intensive, from lacking time to spread out regular shorter sessions, to wanting to ignite a spark quickly that can help the relationship run soother for the next few years.

During an intensive, we will work through various worksheets together and I will help you and your partner discover old and new parts of your relationship which can help you grow towards your goals together.

There is a waiting list for couples intensives.

Currently, these are done via Zoom.

Please email me for fees and booking contact@nesscooper.co.uk

One Off Consultation

These are one-offs for when you have a particular issue you want to discuss. They can be for if you’re in a relationship or single. They consist of 60 minutes that are based on carefully constructed questions beforehand to help navigate through the issue quickly and professionally together.

I am able to cover a wide range of topics within a consultation from couples focused to psychosexual.

Fees cost £250 for 60 minutes

Individual Therapy

This is where you attend therapy by yourself. I offer integrative psychotherapy for a wide range of struggles, from OCD, dissociative, depression, struggles with menopause and more. I have extensive training in disabilities and neurodivergent and have worked directly with North East Autism, Neurobears / The Autism Advocate.


With relationship therapy or sex therapy you don’t need to be in a relationship to discuss relationships or sex within the sessions. We will access your therapy goals at the first session alongside an intake form and go from there. During individual therapy, the session is your time to use how you feel best as long as it works within our counselling contract.

Individual sessions are £70-90 per 50 minutes sliding scale

The number of sessions needed will depend on how many you want, but generally, people attend for a minimum of 8 weekly or fortnightly sessions. Some individuals continue weekly or fortnightly for a year. It’s really up to you.

Couples Sessions

In couples sessions we work on the relationship, focusing on how to help your relationship grow. within couples therapy, psychosexual work can be done too. With couples, I am trained in the developmental model by Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, as well as done further training with Mark Widdowson. I have also studied alternative relationships and marriages with Bernd Leygraf a psychotherapist. I have basic training in the Gottman method and Esther Perel’s couples therapy methods.

I can help support couples in monogamous relationships and polyamorous, and even ran a support group for people in polyamorous and open relationships for serval years in Norwich.

Fees for couples work is £100 for 50 minutes

Sex Education

If you’re looking for sex education I am able to tailor sessions for you, a family member or an organisation, ranging from contraception to consent. Workshop fees vary depending on organisation size or individual needs, so please do email me. If you are a school requiring sex education, please check out Dhiverse the sex education charity I am a trustee of, as I focus on over 18s in my sex education work.

I am a level 4 and higher qualified sex and relationship educator who has previously taught RSE at the University of East Anglia.

Psychosexual Therapy

The great thing about sex therapy such as psychosexual therapy, it can be added to all the above types of therapy! Any session can include it depending on if you need it or not. I have extensive training in psychosexual health and mental well-being, and have training in sexual health too through ASHMA, the family planning association, the NHS, and Terrence Higgins Trust. I have extended my psychosexual therapy training with Dr Tammy Nelson, Martha Kauppi, Emily Nagoski, TASHRA (focusing on kink including extreme), and many more leading experts in the field.

Writing

I offer writing including copywriting and journalism on topics in human sexuality. I am an award-winning blogger and journalist who has a notable record for writing informative pieces for the sex toy industry and specialising in campaign commentary and concepts. I currently am topping up my writing qualifications with the nctj by doing their level 5 journalism course. I have worked professionally as a journalist for over 15 years, and have both print and online articles in my portfolio. I was previously Marie Claire’s sex and relationship expert.

PR and Journos

Currently, I work alongside PRs as a paid expert, if you’re looking to get me on board of a campaign please email me to see my availability as this will depend on my current contracts. Journalists and editors, if you’re not looking to hire me to write directly for you I can sometimes offer comments for press pieces. Please note that if you are looking for press comments you may be directed to one of my PRs.

Hire Me As Your Expert

Over the years I have been the lead sex and relationship expert for various brands including for Marie Claire, Erotica UK, i play safe, Lovehoney and Je Joue. I currently am the resident sexologist for Je Joue and a part-time expert for Lovehoney. My contracts aren’t exclusive allowing me the flexibility to work on other projects.

I aim to reply to session requests within 48 hours, although sometimes this may be longer.

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Email to book:

contact@nesscooper.co.uk

Sessions online: Thursdays and Fridays 10am until 2pm

Face to Face in Aylsham: Wednesday until 8pm

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