Areas of Expertise: Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy
The reasons why people come and see me are many and varied. Relationships suffering from reoccurring arguments and bickering, misunderstandings due to poor communication, a lack of trust and commitment, the loss of an emotional connection, the aftermath of an affair or the wish to separate or divorce are some of the reasons individuals and couples seek therapy.
I specialise in helping people to master their relationship, be it the relationship they are currently in, they are trying to build, or they are thinking of leaving or have already left.
Whilst most of my clients are couples and divorcing couples, I also see those in other forms of relationships such siblings, or parents and their adult children, or business partners who want to improve their relationships.
Research has shown that the quality of our relationships determines by and large our own physical and mental well-being. A relationship that is in dire straits can easily derail us, make us stressed, unhappy, and less capable.
I view psychotherapy as a process of self-exploration that aims to gain a better understanding of one own’s behaviour and how it impacts not only on the behaviour of the person we are in a relationship with, but also the quality of the relationship itself.
To begin with I support clients to understand their relationship dynamic and its main drivers, what makes the relationship work but also what are the negative drivers, the catalyst of friction and unhappiness.
Following on from this, I encourage my clients to jointly think and talk about possible changes in behaviour. The question is, what needs to be changed, what can that look like, how can both partners actively contribute to this change, and last but not least, acknowledging what cannot be changed hence needs to be tolerated as a limitation.
Another part of my work is psychosexual therapy that focusses on resolving sexual dysfunctions such as a lack of desire, painful sex, premature or delayed ejaculation, erectile difficulties or compulsive porn use etc.
This particular work entails an additional behavioural component where I set clients very specific exercises that they do at home. The exercises follow a tailored programme and are designed to bring about improvements and ultimately resolution.
I see a wide range of people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, covering straight and gay couples and individuals.
I offer short- and long-term therapy in English and German.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling) and COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and abide by their code of ethics.
How to get started?
Please send an email or call to arrange an initial meeting. The aim of the first meeting is to discuss your particular situation and think together about the best way forward. It is also an opportunity for getting a feel of how I work and clarifying any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I did both my rigorous trainings, couple therapy and sex therapy, at the Tavistock. To enhance my clinical experience, I also worked in the NHS at the sex clinic at 56 Dean Street.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Whilst I currently still work exclusively online I will return to the consulting room in early May 2021.