Thomas Sherry: Psychotherapy , Sex and Relationship Therapy , Psychosexual
Taking ownership of your life and well-being
At times we can become stuck in our lives and relationships and unsure what to do about it. Sometimes we lose sight of what our needs are and if these needs are not met it can cause us to feel sad, frustrated, lonely, depressed, anxious.
Welcome. How can I help?
I offer counselling, psychotherapy, relationship counselling and specialise in integrative psychosexual therapy (sex therapy) both privately and with the NHS.
I work with anxiety, depression, loneliness, psychological and physical abuse, bullying, work place issues. Issues around sexuality, and sexual performance. I value all forms of sexual expression and sexual identity.
Could you benefit from talking about what's on your mind?
I am here to help you explore what is troubling you and see how it's impacting your mood, behaviour and general outlook on life. If you are in crisis and need support I am here to listen or perhaps you are feeling stuck and seeking to explore the barriers to being self-fulfilled. Together we will explore all avenues available to you and seek to find a fresh perspective. Helping you unlock your potential by shining a light on what is causing you distress.
A safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk and just be yourself.
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
General Member of College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice.
Working with both individuals and couples on a long term or short term basis depending on your requirements. The issues I deal with include, but are not limited to:
- Life transitions and changes
- Health issues
- Panic attacks
- Low self-esteem
How do you manage negative thoughts? That inner voice saying, 'I’m not good enough’, ‘I am not as smart as’, ‘I should be better than’, ‘I should be perfect in my job, relationship and life!
These distorted beliefs take their toll on your physical and emotional well-being. Therapy can help you understand your thoughts and feelings and help you see and believe in your own abilities and worth as a person.
Sexuality & Relationships
I have a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from The Centre for Psychosexual Health- North London.
I have a keen interest in how people relate to one another from childhood into adulthood, how we navigate our way through the complexity of relationship and how this affects our self-worth.
I believe sexuality is a sacred part of being human but we are often thought to feel embarrassed and ashamed of our sexual bodies , sexual expression , desires, fantasies and sexual identity.
Have you experienced sexual violence or abuse and want to work through how affects you?
Have questions about your sexual identity or just need some space to talk about sex?
Ask yourself what are you thinking and feeling as you read this? What memories are being triggered? What does this tell you about your relationship with sex?
Psychosexual therapy explores how sex relates to you and your relationships, what your previous experience has been and how this impacts you physically, behaviourally and emotionally.
Sexuality is rich and varied, I want to help clients discover and embrace their unique relationship with their sexuality. The development of our sexual identity is influenced by cultural values, parents, society and past experiences. I want to encourage you to open a dialogue with yourself and explore what sex means to you and if your needs are being met.
If you have difficulties around sexual desire and sexual function then I am here to explore this and look for solutions that work best for you.
There are many reasons why couples decide to enter therapy:
To evaluate your relationship, Feeling stuck and hopeless, Seeking to resolve conflicts, Issues around trust, Affairs, Loss of intimacy, Fertility problems
I work with couples to explore and appreciate their differences and how to embrace and accept this difference and use it as a tool for growth. Often presumptions and expectations are the main cause of conflict within relationships. The focus of our work will be on what is causing distress in your relationship, how you relate to one another and what you are seeking to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy BA (Hons) degree In Counselling and Psychotherapy
- National Certificate In Counselling Studies
I also do a number of training course throughout the year the most recent of these in transactional analysis and couples counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and COSRT. I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice.
I come from a background in finance and management, retraining as a psychotherapist in 2002. I currently work in private practice and the NHS with over 10 years experience working in the voluntary sector and private practice.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (56 Dean Street Clinic): Psychosexual Therapist
London Friend counselling service:Psychotherapist and assessor .
Group work: Co- facilitated groups exploring addiction, compulsive behaviour and intimacy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial consultation is to address any questions you have and give you a feel for what our work together will be like.
I practice form two locations.
Central London Great Eastern St EC2A 3QR
Individual session: £80 per session
Couples: £100per session
Located In the City of London, close to Old St, Shoreditch, Liverpool St and Moregate Stations.
Clapham office: Old Town, Clapham, SW4 0JY
Individual session: £80 per session
Couples: £100 per session
My Clapham practice is within easy reach of Clapham Common, Clapham North, Clapham Junction, Wandsworth, Battersea, Streatham, Balham and Brixton areas.
You can call or email me. I will reply to you as soon as possible and discuss availability.
There is no obligation to start therapy with me by attending an initial consultation.
Following our first meeting you can go away and decide if you wish to begin therapy.
Monday - Saturday
I am a recognised and registered psychotherapist to provide counselling/psychotherapy with the following Private Health Insurance Companies:
Please ask me for me for further details
Aviva, Cigna, Pru Helth.
Sessions are usually time limited (6 sessions ) check with your health care provider.