Steve KeeganCouples counselling, Relationship counsellor & Addiction Therapy in Doncaster

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Specialising in Couples Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy, Sex Addiction & Porn Addiction Therapy in Doncaster

Welcome to my South Yorkshire Couples Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy ( SYCAPT ) website. I am a Doncaster based Counsellor.

My name is Steve Keegan and I am Relate trained and qualified to Post Graduate level in Relationship Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy with Hull University.

I am an experienced Doncaster based Couples Counsellor. I specialise in Relationship Therapy, Psychosexual Therapy and Sex & Porn Addiction Therapy in Doncaster and also see clients from many nearby towns. I regularly have clients contact me about Sex & Porn addiction and Couples Counselling from Barnsley, Mexborough and Wakefield as all are within easy travelling distance to my office.

I understand that it is a difficult decision to seek help from a Counsellor and that counselling may not be for everyone, but I believe that it is always worth giving yourself the best chance of resolving matters before they cause irreparable damage to your relationship. Sometimes we need a little help in resolving our problems from an unbiased outsider with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience to help us on our way.


Couple relationships can be both the most important thing in our lives and at times the most challenging. Many of the couples who come for couples counselling have recognised that they may have not dedicated much time to each other and have been avoiding or ignoring the challenges and difficulties that daily life brings. All relationships can struggle and go through difficult times, but what makes the difference is how you manage those conflicts. In some cases the way you handle those challenges can make the difference between staying together or splitting up.

Couples counselling enables people to improve communication styles and make sense of how someone's upbringing and life experiences to date can have such a huge impact on who you are and how you conduct yourself within a couple relationship. Couples who are able to reflect, explore and openly discuss the difficult matters raised during the counselling sessions in their own time whilst at home will have every chance of benefiting from the counselling.

I have also worked with many couples experiencing sexual problems in that sex has somehow fallen off of the agenda due to other areas of live taking more of a priority such as work, children, hobbies and interests and simply there not being enough hours in the day. Once that happens it becomes very difficult to communicate sexually either verbally or physically and I work with many couple where men have lost their confidence sexually and feel anxious and awkward about initiating sex. This in turn impacts on the partner in that they too start to lose their confidence and their self esteem is affected which stops them initiating sex. This then becomes a vicious circle which starts to impact on the couple relationship where people often become more irritable and resentful towards one another. These sexual difficulties and miscommunications can easily be addressed within counselling sessions with a specific focus on sensuality and sexuality.

Couples counselling is not about a Counsellor giving a couple advice or taking sides and apportioning blame to one of the couple, so conflict can be avoided. Counselling allows couples to explore relationship/communication difficulties in a contained, safe space. Couples counselling enables couples to think about matters from the other person’s perspective and reflect on matters explored in the room. It enables couples to understand each other and how their upbringing can affect their attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and communications. It enables people to start to understand one another and to communicate in a more worthwhile manner that allows them to listen, compromise and adjust some views, habits and communication styles. This is why it works so effectively as an early intervention and can help couples avoid the slow and steady build up of difficulties that can become toxic.

Many couples experiencing relationship difficulties minimise and repress the issues for the sake of keeping the peace and maintaining the family lifestyle. Summer gives couples the chance to feel energised and look at addressing their relationship difficulties. If people do not decide to make the brave move to speak with a Counsellor and resolve issues that they are not comfortable discussing at home, then another year will pass by and the issues will become more embedded within the relationship and become even more difficult to address. As difficult as it is having to look at difficult, unresolved couple issues and conflicts, the more it makes sense to do to achieve a more fulfilling relationship, rather than just talking about superficial matters on a daily basis and not really communicating about matters that are difficult to talk about.

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I specialise in treating Internet/ Smart Phone addictions including porn, sex, sexting, chat rooms and dating sites, but also cover gambling and substance misuse addictions. I have ten years experience in treating addictions gained whilst working for the NHS Substance Misuse Team in Doncaster and as a Sex Therapist at Relate and more recently in my private work. It was whilst working for the Substance Misuse Team that I learnt and developed my practice working with patients to address their addictions to illicit drugs, prescribed drugs and to alcohol.

This decade of experience coupled with ongoing Professional Development and a Post Graduate Diploma from Hull University in Psychosexual Therapy gave me an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the route causes of addiction and the theories, tools, strategies and therapeutic skills to help people to overcome addictive behaviours. I now use my knowledge to assist many clients who present with sex addiction and porn addiction problems.

Porn addiction and sex addiction are often not related to sex at all, but the positive, pleasurable feelings that people have when they think about or act out the behaviour. There is a need to self sooth and regulate mood/emotion. This is achieved by many people with sex addiction amd porn addiction as they have developed this behaviour as a coping mechanism to manage painful thoughts and emotions and help them cope with their daily life.
There are many reasons why people choose sex addiction or porn addiction as a way of coping with life. The impact of trauma which can include serious illness, childhood sexual abuse and neglectful or abusive parenting can cause people to act out sexually. Another reason is people having the opportunity to put the time and effort into the behaviour. As technology has progressed with so many people now using smart phones, the opportunity is always there to access the internet and escape into the world of sexually addictive behaviours whether at home, work or out with the family. The problem of porn addiction and sex addiction is potentially with you 24/7. The problem should be addressed before it causes irreparable damage to relationships with families, children, partners and potentially impacts on your mental and physical health and possibly your career.

My experience and qualifications to date in Counselling/Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy and Addiction work have enabled me to address the issues of porn addiction and sex addiction very successfully to date with many clients.

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Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy which is very much a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based therapy and is an intensive program of work which incorporates CBT based work and couples counselling combined. Psychosexual therapy is for clients that are experiencing a sexual dysfunction that is caused by a psychological problem as opposed to an physical problem. Common conditions in men can include erectile dysfunction or retarded ejaculation. Common dysfunctions in women can include vaginismus or anorgasmia
Of course, on occasions a dysfunction can be caused by a medical condition and this would need to be discussed with your GP and any relevant tests undertaken before therapy could begin. There is also an element of intensive work to be completed at home by the client in-between sessions. This therapy should only be delivered by a fully trained therapist in this area. I have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in this area of therapy and have many years experience of practice working at Relate and in private practice.

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Since Xmas last year I have completed the following CPD courses:

The annual sex addiction conference in London x 1 day. Meeting with other professionals and attending workshops and speeches by guest speakers. The course was organised by ATSAC.

Sex after Sexual Trauma ( COSRT )

Domestic Abuse and the LGBT Community ( Doncaster Council )

Domestic abuse and older people. ( Assessment and Intervention) A 4 day course in Newcastle to add to my qualifications to enable me to specialise more with elderly couples experiencing domestic abuse. The course was run by Safelives and accredited by the OCN.

An introduction to Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care ( Homeless Link )

I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment at my home office based in Cusworth, Doncaster. NB. There are no toilet facilities available
Appointments are available on an evening from 6:15 until 8:15 pm in my comfortable, private therapy room.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • Relationship problems
  • Porn and chat room addiction
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexual problems and dysfunctions
  • Substance misuse and alcohol addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Sexuality difficulties
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Bereavement
  • Anger management
  • Childhood sexual abuse

    My main areas of experience relate to:

  • Couples counselling
  • Individual relationship counselling
  • Porn/Sex/internet addictions
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Sexual and Sexuality difficulties
  • Substance misuse/alcohol/gambling addictions

    I appreciate that it may be difficult to make sense of your difficulties and that you may have many questions about counselling or therapy and how it may benefit you. It is important that you feel at ease with your therapist and I would suggest that you email me or ideally give me a call to enable you to have a quick chat about your situation. You can then decide if you feel at ease with me and if you would like to book an initial consultation.

    Please read some of my client feedback below:

    Male Barnsley: "Hi Steve. Hope you are well. I just thought that I would let you know that I,ve gone past 90 days now and I am feeling better than ever. I no longer consider myself addicted to sex. I still have temptations, but I have learnt how to deal with them and do so, day by day. I am doing well at the moment and really enjoying life. Thanks so much for everything you have done to help me through this problem. Should I need any help in the future, then I will be back in touch."

    Male Barnsley: " Since working with you on my porn addiction problem I have finally started to understand who I am and what I need in life to be fulfilled. I can now see how I was that needy child and how that child has followed me into being an adult and how I have used the feelings associated with my porn use to help me manage in life, but actually all it has done is almost destroy my life and I have lost my closest friend and partner due to this addiction."

    Female Doncaster: " Thanks for making me realise just how much my past baggage has impacted on the here and now. Our relationship has taken a turn for the better since starting the sessions."

    Male Doncaster:" I'd always assumed that I was addicted to sex, but now I understand that the porn or feelings it produced helped me cope with my life and it had nothing to do with real sex".

    Male Barnsley: "Thanks for all you have done in making me realise that it is good to talk to my wife about things. If the crazy thoughts enter my head again then I know where you are. Thanks again."

    Male Doncaster: "The sessions have helped me re-connect with wife." We are closer than ever without the distraction of my phone vibrating in my pocket."

    Male Doncaster: "My partner and I actually talk about stuff that matters now and it's easier for me to talk about how I'm feeling".

    Female Doncaster: " These few sessions have given me a sense of direction and more confidence in myself."

    Male Doncaster: " Thanks Steve." " I have my life back on track and a wife that is starting to trust me again",

    Male Doncaster: "You cannot imagine my sense of relief having finally told somebody about my past."

    Male Doncaster: "It helps seeing you." "I can't talk to my friends about this stuff."

    Female Doncaster; "The counselling helped us understand matters from each others point of view"

    Female Doncaster: "We found the sessions really useful and would happily recommend you"

    Male Barnsley: " Thanks for your time Steve and for giving me the tools to make life changing choices"

    Find me on Google if you are looking for a Relationship Counsellor, Couples Counsellor in Doncaster or a specialist Psychosexual (Sex) Therapist.
    I am an experienced Doncaster based Couples Counsellor. I specialise in Relationship Therapy, Psychosexual Therapy and Sex & Porn Addiction Therapy in Doncaster and also see clients from many nearby towns. I regularly have clients contact me about Sex & Porn addiction and Couples Counselling from Barnsley, Mexborough and Wakefield as all are within easy travelling distance to my office.

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    When we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this business, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure your information.

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