CBT Flintshire, Wales

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Flintshire with Emma Mathews

Emma Mathews - CBT Therapist, EMDR & Sex Therapist. DipHE, BSC(Hons), PGDip(Psychosexual), MSc(Trauma), PGDip(CBT), EMDR, BABCP Acc.

I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist helping people with anxiety problems, depression and trauma.  I also have extensive experience as COSRT accredited sex therapist working within the NHS and a sex therapy service, and a specialist midwife within perinatal mental health services. I have worked for Relate as a psychosexual and relationship therapist for a number of years.

My career started in health care as a midwife.  Furthering my studies, I completed a BSc in reproductive and sexual health, a postgraduate diploma in psychosexual therapy, a Relate certificate in relationship therapy, a postgraduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and EMDR Europe Accredited training in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). I have also completed an MSc in psychological trauma and have a special interest in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

My private practice offers psychosexual and relationship therapy, CBT and EMDR. I have clinics in north Wales and on the Wirral.

Chester College (accredited by the University of Liverpool) 1997-2000 (FT)

Diploma in Higher Education (Midwifery Studies)

Chester College (accredited by the University of Liverpool) 2001-2004 (PT)

BSc with Honours Reproductive and Sexual Health (First Class)

Principles and Practice of Family Planning Certificate (ENB R71)

Doncaster College (accredited by the University of Hull) 2009-2011 (PT)

Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy)

Working with Couples: Introduction to Theory and Practice

Chester University 2012 - 2015 (PT)

MSc Psychological Trauma (Distinction)

Bolton University 2015 - 2017 (PT)

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (CBT)

EMDR Academy 2017 - 2018 (PT)

EMDR training parts 1, 2 & 3

What is CBT?

CBT looks at how we think and how this affects the way we act in any given situation. In turn, what we do can affect how we think and feel. The CBT therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, their thinking patterns, or both of these.

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a therapy which helps you to work through traumatic memories safely, helps our brain’s memory networks to connect, and allows our brain to process traumatic memories. EMDR can sometimes help with other anxiety problems.

What is psychosexual therapy?

Psychosexual or sex therapy is specifically designed to help people with sexual difficulties that are of a psychological, and too difficult or complex to be resolved on their own.

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a form of relationship therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve problems and issues within an intimate relationship.

Problems I can help with include:


Anxiety, including social anxiety & health anxiety
Depression and low mood
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Birth trauma
Low Self-esteem


Sex Therapy problems

Problems with desire & arousal
Painful intercourse
Difficulties reaching orgasm
Difficulty keeping an erection
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Vaginismus Problems with intimacy

Fear of sex

Relationship problems

Problems with trust
Problems with communication
Financial issues
Family conflicts
Life changes
Different parenting styles
Different values and goals

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