Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy in London 

I am an integrative relationship/psychosexual therapist which means I specialise in relationship, sex and intimacy problems.  I  have also worked for many years as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health.  I now work privately having spent the last five years managing and providing a psychosexual service for Whittington NHS Foundation Trust and working as a nurse specialist and therapist with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.

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 with a therapist specially trained in this area of work 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 find it very rewarding to be able to facilitate positive change in people's relationships and intimate lives.  It is a creative and dynamic process and I often feel touched and privileged to have clients feel confident and safe enough to share their most private thoughts and anxieties with me.

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 still 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'

People are often very anxious about seeking help for problems with 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 the first appointment.  Clients often feel great relief in giving voice to their problems. By speaking about them aloud to an empathetic listener the problem loses some of it's power over them and the process of resolving the problem can begin.

Sessions are face to face, by phone and Skype.  I like to see people for an initial assessment face to face whenever possible.  I will not share your personal details with anyone else without your prior agreement unless I am obliged by law to do so or I perceive there to be a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.