Psychosexual & relationship psychotherapy. Couples therapy. Sexual abuse. Compulsive sexual behaviours
Due to COVID-19, my Central London practice is closed. I offer appointments online. Get in touch by e-mail: [email protected]
Welcome to my website. I hope that it is going to be informative and helpful enough for you, to enable you to make your next step into therapy. I am currently based online only
Psychotherapy provides a confidential, caring and non-judgemental setting that could help you understand and change difficult areas of your life.
I am a specialist psychotherapist in:
Psychosexual and relationship therapy, also known as couples counselling or sex therapy.
Post-affair recovery. Helping couples heal and rebuild their relationship after the disclosure or discovery of an affair.
Treatment of compulsive sexual behaviours and problematic use of pornography, and therapy for partners.
Sexual trauma therapy and EMDR: therapy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, relational traumas, neglect in childhood and treatment for PTSD.
LGBTQ- specific issues including chemsex, acceptance of sexuality, coming out, body image issues, the trauma of homophobia.
Bereavement and Grief: losing a loved one. Help for the dying. Disenfranchised grief.
Clinical supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals.
My model of psychotherapy is integrative and humanistic. It means that I will use different approaches from different therapeutic models to suit your needs best. I integrate psychotherapeutic modalities such as: Gestalt, Psychodynamic, CBT, ACT, Transactional Analysis combined with specific psycho-sexological knowledge and diverse relationships.
Sex & Relationship therapy: Couples Therapy & Individual Therapy.
Sex & Relationship. Couples Therapy. Individual Therapy.Communication problems in a relationship, including frequent arguments, rows, blaming
Healing after the disclosure or the discovery of infidelity. I am a specialist in this area. For more information, Click Here
Differences in sexual desire within the relationship
Sexless relationship or loss of sexual desire
Lack of intimacy
Learning how to make connections with your partner
Sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, dyspareunia, difficulties with orgasms, etc.
Ending a relationship constructively, with empathy.
It is also known as Couples Counselling or Marriage Counselling. For more information on Couples Therapy, Click Here
Compulsive sexual behaviours & problematic use of pornography.
Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, most commonly known as 'sex addiction' Frequent preoccupation by sexual thoughts.
Sexual behaviours having a negative impact on life.
Difficulties stopping the sexual behaviours despite negative consequences to life and relationship.
Feeling bad about the sexual behaviours.
Problematic use of pornography
Frequent preoccupation with sexual thoughts and pornography.
Using pornography to the extent of having negative impact on life.
Difficulties stopping the use of porn despite negative consequences to life and relationship.
Feeling bad about the use of porn.
Relationship problems as a result of problematic use of porn.
My treatment for compulsive sexual behaviours and problematic use of porn is holistic, non-shaming with an integrative approach of classic psychotherapeutic methods and modern psycho-sexological interventions.
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Trauma Therapy. EMDR. Sexual abuse.
Adult survivor of sexual abuse in childhood: healing for men and women. For more information, Click Here
Survivors of sexual violence and rape: healing for men and women. For more information, Click Here
Treatment of PTS and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Adverse childhood experiences: healing for men and women from physical abuse, psychological abuse, verbal abuse, bullying, other neglects and other adverse childhood experiences. For more information, Click Here
For more information on traumas, Click Here
I also offer:
Early Intervention trauma therapy: a short treatment for recent trauma to avoid the development of PTSD. For more information, Click Here
Group Trauma Therapy: for survivors of recent or historic mass traumatic event (terrorist attack, natural disaster, sexual abuse in an institution). For more information Click Here
LGBTQ specific issues.
Therapy dedicated to LGBTQ specific issues(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
Coming out. For more information, Click Here
Acceptance of sexuality, sexual desires and gender identity
Survivors of homophobic attacks. For more information, Click Here
Recreational drugs and sex, also called Chemsex. For more information on Chemsex, Click Here
HIV diagnosis, living with HIV and relationships with different HIV status. For more information, Click Here
Body image issues, including Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder (MDD). For more information, Click Here
Diversity of sexualities and relationships. Exploration of non-binary sexualities, including open relationships, swinging, polyamory. Exploration of kink sex in a non-pathologising approach. Sexuality diversity include the exploration of asexuality. For more information, Click Here
I employ a sexuality diversity affirmative approach. For more information on therapy for the LGBT community, Click Here
The loss of a loved one. Bereavement and Grief. Help for the dying.
I offer therapeutic support for: Making sense of the feelings of grief.
Processing Complex Grief.
Process the loss of someone whom you had an ambivalent relationship with.
Process the grief when your loved one died by suicide.
Process the grief of losing a child.
Process the grief of sudden death and traumatic death.
Help with the loss that nobody talks about when your intimate partner dies: the loss of your sexual self.
Help for the dying, from terminal diagnosis, decline and death.
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Psychological First Aid
The Coronavirus crisis is unprecedented. Our nation as well as the rest of the world is deeply affected by it.
I offer different types of online support for people who are struggling in the Coronavirus times:Short-term support to help manage intense emotions in these difficult times.
Short-term couples therapy on managing the relationship in these difficult times.
Short-term therapy on managing unusual sexual behaviours that may arise in these difficult times.
Short-term therapy on managing maladaptive coping mechanism for better ones.
Therapy for grief and loss.
Therapy for recent trauma to help reduce the development of PTSD.
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LOW COST therapy for Compulsive Sexual Behaviours
Are you struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours?
Are you distressed because you feel that your pornography use is out of control? Low cost help is available!
I have a team of therapists offering low cost therapy for people struggling with sexual compulsivity.
Our approach is sex-positive, non-pathologising and informed by sexology. Get in touch: [email protected]
Relationship and Sex MOT
Many people call a couples therapist or a sex therapist when things are not going well. But what if you could avoid your relationship or your sex life becoming difficult? By keeping in touch with your sex and relationship MOT, you can avoid the crisis point and you may not need to see a therapist to repair things.
Don’t delay, book your Relationship and Sex MOT today for a thorough check-in.
I provide ongoing clinical supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors working in the psychosexual and relationship therapy area and trauma therapy area.
I also offer one-off consultations to psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals who do not work in those specialist areas and who need a consultation to work with a particular client/ patient. For more information, Click Here
Read my blog
If you want to know more about sex, relationships, compulsive sexual behaviours and trauma, you can read my thoughts on my blog. It is an easy-reading blog, with some tips and food for thoughts on good sexual health and mental health. Click Here
I provide therapy in English and in French I currently offer consultations online only via Zoom.
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BBC programme: Sex On The Couch
Tune in on BBC3 and weekly on BBC1 from Friday 26th April 2019
The aim of the programme is to de-mystify psychotherapy, particularly couples therapy and sex therapy. It is to normalise therapy and send a message to the public that it is ok to seek help for sex and relationship difficulties.
I am an accredited member of COSRT