Association for the Treatment of
Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity


Our Trustees

Simon Draycott

Simon qualified as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with Regent’s University in 2008 and currently works in private practice.

As well as sex addiction, Simon works with work-related issues, couples relationships and HIV. He has worked for many years with the Terrence Higgins Trust as both a counsellor and trainer.

Simon originally trained as a Business Psychologist and continues to work with organisations to look at issues of talent identification and development and behavioural change.

Simon trained in the field of sex addiction with ATSAC and joined the Board of Trustees

in 2014 and is now the ATSAC Chairman.


Northcote Valerie

Valerie Northcote

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist & Addiction Counsellor

Val has been a counsellor for over 10 years. During that time she has worked with young people individuals and culminating latterly in couples work and specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy and sex addiction.  She is currently working in private practice as a therapist and supervisor across the West Mercia Region. 


She also works as a clinical supervisor for Relate in Worcester.  




Sue Maxwell

Sue is a sexual addiction therapist, primarily working in Edinburgh.








Arabinda Kundu


Arabinda is a therapist workign in the NHS.


Ian Baker

Sex Addiction therapist, Psychosexual therapist, Relationship counsellor & Psychotherapist

Working as psychosexual therapist at Relate, Ian was drawn into studying and qualifying as a sex addiction therapist. It is an area he finds rewarding whilst challenging. He finds his work draws upon his training in relational therapy as well, to help individuals and partners deal with the impact of sexual addiction(s). Having worked at Relate and previously with charities focused on domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse, he now solely works in private practice.  Ian was previously a founding trustee of the Counselling in Prisons Network and before embarking on a career as a counsellor he worked overseas for two voluntary organisations in South America on research projects. Before volunteering, he worked in finance where he was involved in identifying and promoting companies to professional investors, becoming proficient in analysing report and accounts, business models and cash flows.


Paul Tidy

Paul is a sex addiction therapist, primarily working in the Manchester and Preston area.

He is a Counselling Psychologist in training. 

His interest for research and clinical practise focuses on sex addiction, sexual dysfunctions and couple relationships.







Cathryn Smith

Having been a celibate Roman Catholic nun for 7 years in my 20's I realized the power of the sexual drive. It appears after 35 years of subsequently rehabilitating spoilt ponies and horses, I then found an equal passion in working with individuals, couples and families, especially in the field of sex addiction and psychosexual work. I am self employed and work for Relate Norfolk and Suffolk as well as having a private practise.

I am BACP accredited, a member of Stopsi and Nora as well as having 3 children and 7 grandchildren.






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