As a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties or seeking to understand or enhance their relationships. In addition, I work with people of all ages (16+) to understand and help to overcome a wide range of issues around their sexuality and sex lives. I promote a view of positive sexuality and work with people to understand themselves, be able to overcome their difficulties and increase their self-confidence.
I have a particular interest in the dynamics of couple relationships and aiding couples to improve them. In addition, I am passionate about helping people to achieve the happy, healthy sex lives they would like. As such, I split my clinical work and CPD between these two areas in order to be able to specialise in both. For example, this may at times mean I have availability for relationship therapy but not sex therapy and vice versa – but I do try and fit people in as soon as I can.
I am extremely passionate about my work and enjoy advancing my knowledge in my chosen field by continuing with professional development and research. I am currently undertaking training in Clinical Supervision. I have recently conducted research into understanding the relational impact in heterosexual relationships when the female has higher sexual desire than the male. I am a frequent contributor to the media talking about sex and relationships in newspapers, magazines and appearing on Radio 4 Women’s Hour. Outside of my work I volunteer as the Lead for a listening support service within my community.
Training and Experience
Masters (Distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
ISAT Diploma in Sex Addiction
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Loss & Bereavement
Stopso training in working with offenders and recognising the risk of offending
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
I am currently undertaking a Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Prior to setting up my own practice I practised at NHS St Albans hospital and a private clinic in Buckinghamshire. I have also volunteered for Cruse, providing bereavement counselling and facilitating a support group for those bereaved by suicide.
ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity)
ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine)
ISSM (International Society for Sexual Medicine)