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Currently, whilst working online to accommodate the restrictions related to COVID-19, I have greater flexibility regarding appointments. For face to face appointments, once these are safe to resume, I may have limited room availability for face to face therapy - please contact me for more information if you may be interested.
I usually have availability for appointments Monday to Wednesday including evening appointments. This can change, so please contact me if you may be interested.
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About me and my therapy practice
I have worked with many individuals and couples to help them address concerns and find greater contentment in their lives, both in an NHS specialist service and in private practice. With over 16 years’ experience helping people to address their concerns using Integrated and Sexual/Relationship Therapy. I am a COSRT Senior Accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist and registered with UKCP. I have an MSc in Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy, a BSc in Psychology as well as qualifications and experience as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. This range of training and experience ensures I have a thorough understanding of all aspects of life transitions and impact of illness on individuals and their partners, as well as sexual or relationship difficulties. I use each individual assessment to work with clients in developing a comprehensive formulation to guide the most suitable therapeutic programme to address their specific concerns. I also have training in understanding the medical approaches for sexual difficulties. I have experience of working with issues including pregnancy, preparing for childbirth and parenting; low self-confidence/self-esteem, self-acceptance, assertiveness, anxiety, low mood; interaction and social difficulties, trauma, abuse, gender, identity and all aspects of sexual dysfunction; concerns about sexual desire levels, arousal and erection difficulties, orgasm and ejaculation concerns; sexual pain conditions and difficulties with penetration/vaginismus; the impact of childhood and sexual abuse; sexual compulsivity (addiction); couple relationship difficulties including sexual discrepancies, communication, problem solving, negotiating, boundary setting, contracting, disagreements and arguing; working with long term physical and mental health concerns and how these impact on sense of self, sexuality and relationships.
I work in private practice using Zoom as an online platform, or in person, when it is safe to do so, in rented therapy rooms in S11 or S7. Therapy might be short term focused work or longer term exploratory work. This would include therapeutic interventions from Cognitive, Behavioural, Systemic, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Attachment based and Trauma focused traditions. The most appropriate interventions would be discussed following the assessment so that you can decide how to proceed. I work with individuals and those people in relationships together, including couples and less traditional relationship arrangements, and with people of any sexual identity.
My first session
Our first session would be an opportunity to get to know each other, find out more about what brings you to therapy and discuss the contractual issues. It would be important for you to work out if you could feel comfortable enough in this setting and with me. If you are then happy to proceed, I would work with you to make an assessment of your concerns, and, if indicated discuss a formulation with you, to help you decide what your options are to address these. If it was indicated, you could then decide if you wanted to proceed with therapy - there is no expectation that you would have to do so. I would also try to signpost you on, if i am not qualified to work with your concerns.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited