I have worked as a counsellor, psychotherapist and sex therapist for 35 years. I work integratively and specialise in working with gender, sexual and relationship diverse clients (whatever that may mean to you).
I also work holistically and am very interested in nutritional approaches to working with the mind/body connection and have a lot of experience of the use of supplements to work with things like anxiety and depression.
I have written and published widely in the field of sex and sexuality, in particular on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as disability and sexuality issues. I am also Kink-Aware and happy to work with people from what could be seen as non-traditional relationships (swingers, polyamorous and other forms of consensual non-monogamies). I am experienced at working with men who have sex with men around chemsex issues.
I offer traditional counselling and psychotherapy and psychosexual therapy.
I have also recently trained in a highly effective and rapid approach to resolving emotional and psychological distress using Thought Field Therapy (TFT). It is the most effective therapy I've come across and can often resolve both chronic and acute problems in just a few sessions and happy to work with anyone irrespective of sexuality or gender identity using TFT.
Training, qualifications & experience
Thought Field Therapy Advanced Training (Voice Technology) Sept 2008
Thought Field Therapy Causal Diagnosis May 2008
Thought Field Therapy Algorithm Training Dec 2005
Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy (1988)
Diploma in Supervision
Professional Member for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
I was made a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for my "distinguished contribution to the field." and I was recently made a Fellow of the National Counselling Society.
I am also a full member of the British Thought Field Therapy Association and bound by the code of conduct for my TFT work.
I am an Advanced Accredited Sexual Minorities Therapist. I am also a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with the National Council of Psychotherapists and a Fellow of both the National Counselling Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual identity, gender identity, Kink, BDSM, asexuality and celibacy, people in non-traditional relationships (including polyamorous and other forms of consensual non-monogamy), cross dressing, transgender, gender dysphoria, sexual anxieties and concerns about sexual practices, sexual compulsivity 'sexual addiction' coming out, shame, trauma, 'chemsex'.
Fee Structure from May 2016 My fee structure has recently been revised. If you are an existing client I will honour our existing arrangement
If you are a new therapy client, my fees are a flat £110 per sixty minute hour for a daytime appointment and £120 per hour from 6pm. If you’re a couple (or more) then the fee is £140 per hour (but I work for 90 minute sessions).
I charge £100 per sixty minutes for Clinical Supervision/Practice Consultation.
You are welcome to pay by card or cash either in advance or at the time of the session. If we’re working online via Skype, I will give you my bank details.
I am willing if it’s appropriate, to see you on a flexible basis (fortnightly, 3 weekly etc) and this can spread your therapy cost out. It may mean progress is a bit slower or you do more work between sessions yourself.
i carry two low cost places, and these are reserved for gender diverse/trans-identified clients on low incomes.
Thought Field Therapy
I've been using Thought Field Therapy which is has been described as an energy psychology or meridian therapy for the past since 2005. It is usually an extremely rapid technique and has a very high success rate. It's excellent for addictions, trauma, phobias, OCD, anxiety and depression.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Normally 1-7pm Weds and Thursdays and via Skype appointment
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been working as a supervisor for around 30 years.View supervision profile