, EMDR, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist - London
I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, specialist in psychosexual therapy, relationship therapy, couples therapy, trauma therapy and sex addiction treatment. I work with a diverse range of clients.
Background & Qualifications
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosexual, Relationship and Couples Therapy. Awarded with distinction.
Certificate in Transformative Couples Therapy. Encounter-centred approach.
Certificate in Sex Addiction Treatment. (Dr Patrick Carnes. IITAP).
Diploma in Eating Disorders Practitioner (NCFED)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Awarded with distinction.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Awarded with distinction.
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Accredited member of COSRT (College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
Accredited member of the National Counselling Society
Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of NCP (The National Council of Psychotherapists)
Member of ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity)
Being awarded the accreditation with COSRT means that I am a specialist in psychosexual and relationship therapy, having met strict criteria in respect of training, experience, knowledge, ethical standards, clinical skills and commitment to continuous professional development.
I abide by the code of ethics and best practice of each of these professional memberships.
In addition to holding my own private practice, I am a clinical associate at The Hudson Centre, one of the top private clinics for psychotherapy and recovery in Central London. At The Hudson Centre, I work with individuals and couples suffering from sex addiction and their partners. I co-facilitate sex addiction groups and other therapeutic workshops. I also work with individuals and couples who have sexual and relationship problems.
I have worked as a psychosexual therapist for the NHS Chelsea and Westminster Trust at 56 Dean Street, based in Soho, the busiest and most innovative sexual health NHS clinic in the UK.
I have worked with people living with HIV with charity organisation Positive East.
I have experience working with members of the LGBT community. I employ a sexuality affirmative approach.
I have experience working with people suffering from long-enduring mental health problems both on practical and emotional level.
I am a specialist in:
Psychosexual & relationship therapy working with couples and individuals.
Sex addiction and Compulsive sexual behaviours.
Trauma Therapy & EMDR
Survivors of sexual abuse.
I work in my busy private practice in two locations:
Central London City (EC1)
Reading town centre, Berkshire (RG1).
I have a holistic and humanistic approach to therapy, which means that I do not only treat the problem. I take into account the whole person and their relationships because I believe that sexual problems have an impact on relationships and vice versa.
What I work with:
Male and female sexual problems, with individuals and couples.
Relationship problems, with individuals and couples.
Sexual abuse and sexual traumas.
Treatment of PTSD.
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
Psychotherapy provides a confidential, caring and non-judgemental setting that could help you understand and change difficult areas of your life.
My model of psychotherapy is Integrative. It means that I will use different approaches from different therapeutic models to suit your needs best.
First, I will see you for an initial consultation.
After an initial consultation, a contract will be agreed between you and I, including a day and time for therapy, which is usually the same every week, although I aim to be flexible with my appointments.
The number of sessions varies, depending on the issues. I am happy to work with an open-ended contract within which you and I will make regular reviews on how the therapeutic progress is going, and then, when appropriate, we will agree on an ending.
I am also happy to work in 'time-limited' therapy within which we agree at the beginning how many sessions you want. Of course, in order for therapy to be effective, the number of sessions have to be realistic.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
The process of counselling and psychotherapy can be challenging at times. But it is through that process that better understanding of yourself can be gained and enable you to make positive changes.
Individual Therapy: The initial consultation lasts for 50 minutes and each sessions after that lasts for 50 minutes each.
Couples Therapy: The initial consultation lasts for 50 minutes and each sessions after that lasts between 50 minutes and 110 minutes (double session), depending on the presenting issues.
What you tell me will be kept strictly confidential. I will not share any information to a third party, unless under exceptional circumstances. These are:
Serious risk of harm to self or others.
Current physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a child or a vulnerable adult.
Disclosure of terrorism (requirement of the Terrorism Act 2000).
Disclosure of drug or people trafficking
I may be subpoenaed by a court to give evidence under oath.
Therapies & Rates
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£100 per 50 minutes|
|EMDR||In Person||£100 per 50 minutes|
|Sex Therapy||In Person||£100 per 50 minutes|
Additional Rate Information
Central London (EC1): £100 Reading (RG1): £80
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