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Sara Briner Psychosexual Therapy Relationship Counselling in Exeter, Devon

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Psychosexual Therapy/Relationship Counselling and Sex Addiction in Exeter City Centre.



Hello my name is Sara Briner I am a psychosexual therapist and AccCosrt(Sen) (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists), Qualified ISAC trained Sex Addiction Therapist registered with ATSAC , a general qualified counsellor, Registered Member MBACP (Accred) (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and Relate Qualified Relationship Counsellor. I have done further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am a EMDR Europe accredited practitioner and treat trauma/PTSD. Qualified counselling supervisor registered with Cosrt. I am based in Central Exeter (at the present time working on line only).

I work with individuals and couples for sex therapy (sexual difficulties due to psychological reasons) issues of sexual addiction and relationship counselling in Exeter. Sex therapists have carried out extensive professional training and do not offer any other services than therapy. I have done further training to treat Sex Addiction.

I also offer general counselling for individuals and provide counselling to a number of EAP'S (employee assisted schemes) for short term therapy. I offer general counselling to students on counselling courses and also supervise both qualified and student counsellors.
EMDR is available for individuals and for small groups for trauma therapy and critical incidents.


Whilst I have an office in central Exeter I am working by zoom or Skype only. Since March 2020 my practice has been on line. This has been working really well and feedback from clients has also been positive they have been able to fit sessions into their working day or around child care and family life without the need of allowing travel time. I have successfully done sex therapy, relationship counselling, emdr, general counselling as well as supervision. Any forms or information sheets have been emailed. I have taken the decision to keep my practice on line except for supervising students who need face to face for the time being.


Help rebuild your sex life

All couples experience difficult times during the course of their relationship together. Relationship Counselling can help you to rebuild your relationship and also support you when you separate. Psychosexual Therapy can help you to rebuild your sex life by working on the reasons for your sexual difficulties.
I see couples and individuals.


As a Sex Therapist I see clients for a wide range of sexual issues including:

  • Sexual issues and dysfunctions - regardless of sexual orientation
  • Sex addiction including cybersex- I will see a partner, the addict and offer couple work
    • Relationship difficulties

      I have been working as a counsellor in private practice in central Exeter since 2004, and am educated to diploma level in counselling and a Registered Member MBACP (Accred). (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have undertaken further training with Relate for couple and individual counselling for relationship difficulties, and have also qualified as a psychosexual therapist and accreditation (sen) by COSRT (The College of Sexual Relationship Therapists)


      I spent 7 years working for Relate. In 2009 I started working for the NHS as a specialist counsellor and psychosexual therapist and left in 2017. I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to qualified counsellors and students in training.

      On Sara's blog page you will find up to date articles: “Erection dysfunction” “Patterns and cycles"


  • Appointments available online



    Appointments for therapy and EMDR are weekly, sex therapy is available weekly or fortnightly. The therapy process requires commitment please make sure you are available to undertake regular sessions.

    Payment: When you book and confirm a session you will be asked to pay for this session by Bacs to reserve the space. Appointments cancelled with less that 48hrs notice are charged at the full rate. I am able to accept BUPA, AXA PPP, VITALITY HEALTH and AVIVA health insurance policies.


    If you would like to talk to a counsellor...

    If you have any questions about relationship or counselling for sexual issues I can be contacted by telephone on 07926357065 or
    01392 430444
    . Please leave your name and number if I'm not available; calls are returned promptly. All communication is private and strictly confidential.

    E-Mail: brinersara@gmail.com

    My relationship counselling and psychosexual therapy practice is available to both couples and individuals, sex addiction for individuals, partners and couples, EMDR for individuals and is normally based in a central location of Exeter. At the present time I am continuing on-line. Therapy is available daytime and evenings.


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