Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy in London 

People are often very anxious about seeking help for problems with their relationships, sex and intimacy.  This is very understandable as sharing your most private thoughts and feelings with a stranger can be daunting.  I find people very quickly get used to talking, even at their first appointment.  Clients tell me they feel a great relief in giving voice to their problems.  By speaking about them aloud to an experienced and empathetic listener the problem loses some of its power and the process of recovery can begin.

I am an integrative relationship/psychosexual therapist specialising in relationship, sex and intimacy problems and infertility.  I  have also worked for many years as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health.  I now work privately after many years working as both a therapist and nurse specialist in the NHS.

Most people have anxieties about intimacy and sexual difficulties at some point in their lives.  Relationship and psychosexual therapy offers the opportunity to discuss your concerns in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.  It is strictly a talking therapy.  I always offer an initial ten minute introductory phone consultation, free of charge.  

I see a very varied client group for both short and longer term therapy.  I work with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, cultures, religious beliefs, and social backgrounds.  I have also worked with people on the autistic spectrum and those with learning difficulties and a range of challenging physical disabilities and chronic health problems. The age range is equally varied as I have seen clients from aged sixteen to clients in their eighties.

If you are currently in a relationship you will be encouraged to attend sessions with your partner because sexual and relationship difficulties rarely ‘belong’ to one partner(s) or the other.  If you don’t have a current partner(s) or he/she is unwilling or unable to attend, you can very much benefit from attending alone.

The problems I address are often as a result of relationship issues, disabilities, cultural and religious differences, long term chronic illness, surgery, lack of education about anatomy and physiology, fear and anxiety about lack of experience or unrealistic expectations, past history of trauma, infertility, concerns about gender, and sexuality. People may be worried about their personal sexual practises, likes and dislikes or those of their partners.  Problems can also be related to sexual compulsivity, bereavement and menopause. They can be related to pain during sex or erectile dysfunction.  Don't hesitate to seek help, no matter what your concern maybe, and if it is not in my scope of practice I will think with you about an appropriate source of help and support.

For a more extensive list of problems please see 'My Approach to Therapy'