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 working in the NHS.


Ian Baker

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.

Paul is a Counselling Psychologist in training. His interest for research and clinical practise focuses on sex addiction, sexual dysfunctions and couple relationships.






Cecily Criminale

Cecily is a psychotherapeutic counsellor working with clients seeking support with compulsive behaviours around sex, love, and romance.  She began her career as a sexuality educator, and also worked for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Her interest in the neuroscience of compulsive sexual behaviour was sparked while at Rutgers University and continues today.   Cecily has published in the fields of neuroscience and sexuality, including being a contributing author to “All About Sex: A Family Resource of Sex and Sexuality”. 






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