Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy in London 

I am an integrative relationship/psychosexual therapist which means I specialise in relationship, sex and intimacy problems.  I also have many years of experience as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health working in the NHS.  I have a  private practice and I also manage and provide the psychosexual service for a large inner London NHS Foundation Trust.

Most people have anxieties about intimacy and sexual difficulties at some point in their lives.  Psychosexual and relationship 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.  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 mental health problems.  

If you are currently in a relationship you may be encouraged to attend sessions together 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 may be able to refer you in the right direction.

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.