Media Profile - I am a couples and relational therapist on the BBC programme Sex On The Couch, currently available on player. I also write for Desiblitz and have appeared on radio 4 as well as other mainstream media outlets.
Author and narrator of '12 Steps to Sexual Connection' available on Audible. A couples relational guide.
Registered therapist with the LGBT Foundation.
Registered therapist with stopSO
I am available online and in person. I accept clients worldwide.
I am an experienced empathic and relational and psychosexual psychotherapist and supervisor with a long history of working with others in a supportive capacity. I began my career working for the National Association of Young People In Care. For many years after that I worked as a Residential Social Worker. The client groups I worked with included mental health, drug & alcohol, addiction, compulsive behaviours, sex offenders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues, loss of direction in life, self abuse and so on.
In addition to therapeutic work I also competed nationally and internationally as a Bodybuilder and strength athlete. Until recently I continued to work in the sports arena as a UKBFF/PCA/IPFA Judge. I am mindful of the ways in which healthy lifestyle choices can be overlooked by individuals who do not have the internal resources to recognise the full range of options available to them. Further there are many ways in which people struggle to accept success and sabotage their own success. You may find it difficult to be seen or carry authority.
Currently I have a psychotherapy practice which I run from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy in Chorlton. However I offer online appointments and as such I have a broad client base worldwide. I can generally account for time differences when scheduling appointments.
I understand that sometimes life does not run as smoothly as you hope it would and sometimes unhappy memories from the past can be unexpectedly triggered by current events. Without support, the quality of your life can be greatly impacted by such occurrences. Research has shown that spending time with a therapist can help you work though difficulties and bring closure and greater harmony to your life.
The service I offer is flexible and will be tailored to meet your need, whether that be depression, anxiety, lack of self esteem, anger management, shame, relationship issues, substance misuse and self harm, eating disorders, sexual abuse, body dysmorphia, psychosexual concerns and so on. Regardless of your presenting issue I will support and facilitate your journey towards becoming a better version of yourself.
I understand and value the experience of the client and so I am always keen to ensure treatment plans are developed within your awareness with your clear understanding, commitment and acceptance. Through developing mindfulness and ownership I would invite the growth of your confidence and motivation in becoming a co-constructor of the therapy process.
I work with individuals and also couples/groups.
Please speak to me directly about groups as the groups I run can vary in their remit.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
PGDip Psychosexual Therapies RegCOSRT
MA DIp Urban Education
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have done a considerable amount of work with Asian people who struggle to find a sense of belonging in the western world, In particular I have worked around arranged marriages and the struggle to balance Asian and Western values. To assert ones beliefs and find a way to still be ok with the originating culture.
I am available Monday - Saturday in-person and online worldwide.
I am available online or in person. My schedule is varied and flexible and so I can facilitate clients worldwide accounting for tie differences.