face to face
short or long term
I am compassionate and suitably challenging. I aim to work collaboratively at your pace, with whatever arises during our sessions together.
My imperative is to establish a safe, supportive and accepting connection so that the therapeutic relationship present between us can flourish. With it we explore your unique lived experience, how you make meaning of your world, your life.
Together we make a way towards whatever it is that will be different/new for you. We explore how to increase awareness to the area that is being worked on to obtain the balance desired
Sexuality is at the core of us, it involves body, mind and emotions and can be a tricky topic in life. Psychosexual therapy can help you undertake the journey that is finding what sexuality means for you, unlearn obsolete patterns, rethink misconceptions about sex and relationships; learn a healthier model of sexuality. You might have a problem with your sex life, issues with reaching orgasm or feeling pleasure, sex might be over too quickly. Sex might have stopped altogether. You may find that sex is affecting your relationships.
I offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your problem areas and whatever else is arising for you. I strongly believe there's no ‘right and wrong' when it comes to sexuality. No matter how you identify, what you are into, your relationship status or how you approach sex and intimacy. Following our initial discussion, I offer therapeutic options suitable for your specific starting point and dependant on previous experience of psychotherapy.
Consultations do not involve any physical examinations, or any sexual acts, but it does require you to openly talk about sexual feelings and concerns. It also requires a level of self-awareness. Together we work at finding a way through for you to understand your presenting issue better, and see what is the root cause of any difficulties. Sex therapy is not a passive process, it is co constructed process, all the work done in the therapy room is based on talking however and I may give you some homework between sessions. You will have to work with your mind and body, both as an individual and/or as a couple.
I subscribe to the COSRT Codes of Ethics and Practice and work from a sex-positive perspective.
I am registered with College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
WHERE I CAN HELP
Psychosexual/Sex Therapy with individuals / couples / poly configurations
- Issues with intimacy
- Rape/ Sexual abuse/ Sexual trauma
- Sex orientation or gender identity struggle/coming out
- Exploration of alternative to conventional intercourse
- Improving sexual communication
- Sex and ageing
- Issue with porn
- Exploration of alternative sexuality and relationship (Open relationships- Polyamory- Kink- Fetishes)
- Body image
- Loss of desire
- dealing with difference in libido
- Difficulty with orgasm
- Involuntary ejaculation
- Erectile issue
- fear of sex or sex avoidance/phobias
Mentoring and Reflective practice
I offer a reflective and mentoring practice for professionals working in busy and demanding clinical and organisational settings, who choose to deepen their body/mind connection.