Selena Doggett-Jones COSRT accredited Relationship/Psychosexual Therapist
Many people experience anxiety about their relationships and sex at some point in their lives. 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 have also worked for many years as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health. Please also see my website www.highgatetherapy.co.uk
I specialise in therapy for problems with relationships, sex and intimacy. These might be due to, among other reasons, illness, anxiety, sexual function, pain during sex, cultural and religious differences, trauma, gender identity or sexual orientation, sexual compulsivity, bereavement and infertility. I have a very broad experience working with a very diverse population in large inner city NHS sexual health clinics, NHS psychosexual services and in private practice.
I offer all potential clients a free 10 minute consultation over the phone. I can also travel to see clients if illness or disability makes it difficult for them to travel, subject to availability.
Some of the concerns people bring maybe related to :
Painful sex and/or difficulties with penetration
Difficulties 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
Difficulties related to disability, chronic disease, accidents, surgery, cancer treatment and skin conditions
Difficulties in relationship after diagnosis of a terminal illness
Sexually transmitted infections
Conflicting feelings and/or fear of pregnancy
Gender identity and sexuality
Cultural and religious influences
Concerns about personal sexual practice or those of partner(s)
Lack of knowledge about sex
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 or the other. If you don't have a current partner or they don't want to attend appointments it can be very useful to work on your own. It may also be that you would prefer to see a therapist on your own.
Relationship therapy and Psychosexual therapy are both talking therapies but you may be asked to practise some helpful practical techniques in the privacy of your own home.
Sessions are weekly or twice monthly and work can be short or longer term depending on client needs. Numbers of session are influenced by the pace at which the client feels comfortable to work. I can be flexible for those with irregular work schedules depending on appointment availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy
Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
2015 Professional Certificate in the use of Mindfulness in Therapy. Mindfulness Institute, London
2014 Diploma (PG level) Clinical Supervision and Consultancy. NAOS Institute, London
2010 PG Dip Relationship Therapy (Psychosexual Therapy) Relate Institute accredited by University of Hull
2006 Advanced Diploma in Woman's Health, Middlesex University
1997 Associate Degree in Applied Science (Nursing) Registered Nurse
1993 BA. New York State University
2012 - 2017 Manager and Service Provider Psychosexual Service, Whittington Health NHS Foundation Trust
2011 2016 VM tutor, University College, London Medical School.
2009 - 2016 Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychosexual Therapist CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
Psychosexual Therapist accredited by The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
COSRT accredited supervisor
Associate member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Internet addiction
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual trauma and abuse. Anxiety related to sexual and relationship issues.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Fees range from £75.00 to £105 depending on length of session, day and time, location and whether it is a couple or individual attending. Sessions are usually 50 minutes. I offer a free 10 minute initial phone consultation to all those interested. If you would like to take advantage of this please contact me by email or phone to arrange a convenient time.
Concessions are available on Mondays between 10am and 2pm.
My consulting rooms are in
Mondays Highgate N6
Wednesdays Highgate N6 and Gower St WC1
Saturdays Islington N7
See website for travel details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me directly for current availability.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I currently supervise clinicians and therapists within NHS settings and privately.View supervision profile