How can I help?
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk and just be yourself.
I am here to help you explore what is troubling you and see how it's impacting your mood, behaviour and general outlook on life. If you are in crisis and need support I am here to listen. Perhaps you are feeling stuck and seeking to explore the barriers to being self-fulfilled. Together we will explore all avenues available to you and seek a fresh perspective. Helping you unlock your potential by shining a light on what is causing you distress.
I work with a diverse range of clients presenting with a complex range of difficulties: The issues I deal with include, but are not limited to:
I have specialised training as an integrative psychosexual therapist/ sex therapist working with individuals and couples who have experienced difficulties with a range of issues that also have a sexual or relationship dimension to them:
Dealing with communication difficulties, embarrassment, shame, sexuality, sexual concerns, safe sex, sexual self-esteem, body image. Difficulties engaging in or enjoying sex due to low sexual desire, differing sexual desire, women who experience painful sex (dyspareunia) or cannot have penetrative sex (vaginismus ) men who experience erection difficulties (erectile disfunction , repaid ejaculation, delayed ejaculation) See Sex & Relationships, for more information.
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from The Centre for Psychosexual Health- North London
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I come from a background in finance and management, retraining as a psychotherapist in 2002. I currently work in private practice with over 10 years experience working in the NHS, voluntary sector and private practice.
*I have worked as a psychosexual therapist for the NHS Chelsea and Westminster Trust at 56 Dean Street, the largest and most innovative sexual health clinic in the UK and Europe. Link Here
*I have worked as a psychosexual therapist at The Grove Therapy Practice Near Harley St
*I worked as a psychotherapist and assessor at London Friend counselling service, a specialised services for people identifying as LGBTQ.
*I have Co- facilitated groups exploring sex addiction, compulsive behaviour and intimacy with Robert Hudson at the Hudson Centre Central London.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
General Member of College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice.
Booking a Session
You can email or phone and leave a message and I will respond within 24 hours Monday - Friday
The First Session
The first session is an initial meeting to talk about the issues that are concerning you and what you require support with. This allows you to experience me as a therapist, how I work and to see if I am someone that you will feel comfortable talking to.
Frequency and Length of Sessions
Once we have committed to begin therapy I work to establish a supportive grounding for therapy, for this reason I recommend weekly sessions . This will usually take place on the same day and time each week. Were possible I will offer some flexibility if you have work commitments ect.
The number of sessions varies, depending on what your needs are. I am happy to work open-ended with no set end date. We will have regular check ins on how the therapy is progressing.
I am also happy to agree at the beginning how many sessions you want.
In a brife therapy model the focus is on one specific issue we will usually agree 6-12 sessions although this can be increased if required.
Individual sessions 50 minutes weekly
Couples sessions 60 minutes weekly
Fees are £80 for individual therapy and £100 for couples therapy.
I am a recognised and registered psychotherapist to provide counselling/psychotherapy with the following Private Health Insurance Companies:
Aviva, Cigna and Pru Helth.
The number of sessions your insurance company will cover is usually limited to 6 sessions. Check with your provider.
Links to Other Colleagues
Below is a list of collegues from other areas of London and England whose work I know, trust and recommend.
Jason Oddi: Integrative Counsellor, Psychosexual and Couples Therapist. Jason practices in two locations: NW1 (Mornington Crescent Tube) and Central Brighton.
http://www.tri-therapy.com Link Here.
Eileen Duff : Accredited Integrative counsellor, Psychosexual and Couples Therapist. Eileen practices from two locations: EC4 (Bank/Cannon Street Tube) and Maidstone, Kent
http://www.counsellingtoday.co.uk Link Here
I work from my office in Clapham.
Old Town Clapham, practice is within easy reach of Clapham Common, Clapham North, Clapham Junction, Wandsworth, Battersea, Streatham, Balham and Brixton areas. Brixton
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