Profile – Janice Lamb
Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapist
Janice has worked in a NHS setting for over 30 years, having originally trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN). She gained significant experience in the community setting working therapeutically with people experiencing a range of mental health problems including anxiety disorders (GAD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Phobias, OCD), depression and the complexities of historical sexual abuse and recent sexual assault trauma.
She commenced a Master’s degree in Psychosexual Therapy in 1998, followed by a post graduate diploma in Forensic Sexology and has worked in a psychosexual therapist role since 2000.
Janice is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council United (NMC), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist and is an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She holds supervisor accreditation with COSRT and is regularly involved in the supervision of qualified and trainee therapists. Janice she is bound by a strict code of practice and ethics.
Concerns about sex are more common than many people think, and many people experience some difficulty at some point in their life. The pace of day to day life, work, stress, ill health, infertility and family pressures, can contribute to sexual difficulties.
Common psychosexual difficulties include loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, orgasmic dysfunction including anorgasmia and premature ejaculation and genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder. Some people may find they need to develop or regain sexual confidence or adapt their usual sexual behaviour, particularly if they have experienced health conditions that have affected sexual function.
For individuals and couples presenting with psychosexual difficulties Janice uses a range of research based interventions including cognitive behavioural, systemic and solution focused approaches.
Janice has continued to train in different methodologies to improve the services she is able to provide and these include hypnotherapy and EMDR. She completed a post graduate course in the Advanced Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in July 2012.