Relationship/psychosexual therapy, supervision.
£70.00 for individuals and £80.00 for couples on weekdays and £85.00 for individuals and £95.00 for couples on Saturdays and evening appointments. Appointments are 50 minutes.
I have Saturday morning appointments at NLGT in Islington and I work from Highgate on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.
How I Work
Firstly I see couples and individuals for an initial assessment. This is an opportunity to see if we develop a rapport, discuss the main concerns and think about how we might work together. My approach to therapy is integrative within a cognitive behavioural framework. Integration questions the certainty of any one 'truth' and allows people to consider what might be the more useful or helpful interpretation. The most important thing agreed by most therapists across all modalities is the relationship between client and therapist. The client needs to feel safe, trusted, listened to and heard.
In couple therapy I regard the couple as the client and the relationship as co created. We look at improving communication and helping partners to recognise each others triggers and gain an insight and an understanding of their emotional wounds. This insight can engender empathy and acceptance which in turn promotes healing.
Encouraging partners to practise fully attentive listening is one of the most powerful tools in couple work.
In individual work much can be accomplished by speaking aloud about difficulties with relationships and intimacy which have often been suppressed due to stigma and embarrassment. Speaking aloud to an empathetic and experienced listener helps to disempower the 'problem' so that working on solutions can begin.
My clinical background as a nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health means I am also practical and knowledgable about sexual health and well being.
Main areas of work
Problems with getting or maintaining erections
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Loss of interest or enjoyment in sex
Difficulty in reaching climax
Compulsive/addictive sexual problems
Problems associated with menopause
Concerns about sexual fantasies or practises or those of your partner(s)
Sexual problems related to chronic disease, trauma, surgery, cancer treatment and skin conditions
Diagnosis of a terminal illness relating to intimacy and relationship
Worries about sexually transmitted infections
Conflict and/or fear of pregnancy
Gender and sexuality concerns
Cultural and religious influences on relationships
Lack of knowledge about sex
Training / Qualifications
2016 Enrolled in diploma in CCPE Transpersonal Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy.
2105 Professional Certificate for the Use of Mindfulness in Therapy. Mindfulness Institute, London.
2013 Diploma (PG level) in Clinical Supervision and Consultancy. NAOS Institute, London.
2010 PG Dip in Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy). Relate Institute (accredited by The University of Hull).
2006 Advanced Diploma in Women’s Health. Middlesex University, London.
1997 Associate Degree in Nursing. Beth Israel School of Nursing, New York City.