I have worked as a counsellor, psychotherapist and sex therapist for over 35 years. I work integratively and specialise in working with gender, sexuality 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-Knowledgeable 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 in working with men who have sex with men around chemsex issues.
I offer traditional counselling and psychotherapy and psychosexual therapy.
I have also 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 of 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 an Advanced Accredited Sexual Diversities 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
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
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'.
My fees are £120 per sixty minute hour for a daytime appointment and £140 per hour from 6 pm. If you’re a couple (or more), then the fee is £150 per hour (but I work for 90-minute sessions). If we meet online, my individual therapy fee is £100 per hour. My charges are subject to an additional 20% VAT
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, monthly 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 a powerful energy psychology or meridian therapy 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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Normally 12-8pmThursdays and online via Zoom encrypted video software
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been working as a supervisor for over 30 years.