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Online Clinical Psychologist specialising in sex and trauma

About me

I am a highly trained and experienced, non-judgemental and compassionate Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Sex Therapist and Coach. I offer a confidential service to those wishing to access online therapy (video calls) using Zoom, Whatsapp and VSee.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am educated to doctorate level and have considerable pre and post qualification experience of working with people with difficulties relating to their emotional and mental health.  I have over 20 years experience of supporting individuals to achieve their goals.

It is important for me to offer a non-judgmental way of working with clients and I endeavor to offer a safe space in therapy in which all topics and emotions are welcome. My clients describe me as easy to talk to and unshockable and I provide effective therapy and coaching in a relaxed environment.

I specialise in the following areas:

* Issues and difficulties relating to sex / sexuality and sexual identity (including compulsive / addictive sexual behaviours)

* Issues relating to trauma / PTSD / Complex Trauma

* Understanding family dynamics and repeating family patterns (inter-generational trauma)

* Sexual issues related to trauma (including sexual trauma and birth trauma)

*Issues relating to alcohol and substance misuse and other “addictions”

*Issues relating to "personality disorder" diagnosis

* Understanding emotions relating to abortions / terminations

*Working with people who are struggling with shame

I am able to offer a variety of different psychological approaches to provide an individually tailored approach to therapy. I offer various therapies includng Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT; Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT skills , Schema Focused Therapy, Compassion Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR.

I have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced traumatic life events (e.g. abuse, bereavement & loss, health related issues). I find that lots of people enter therapy not recognising that the things that they have lived through have been "traumatic". Lots of people view their experiences as "not as bad as other people's" which results in them feeling confused and ashamed about their emotional responses. Trauma comes in all shapes and forms and is sadly, surprisingly common. By recognising it and using effective therapuetic strategies and a safe therapy relationship it is possible to heal from trauma and to break traumatic patterns which are often passed on through families.

I often work with people who are experiencing relationship problems (including issues relating to identity, conflict and sexual difficulties), emotional difficulties and mood problems (such as anxiety, depression and issues relating to anger) and those who have developed problematic coping patterns (such as self-harming, addictive behaviours eg drugs / alcohol / sexual behaviours / pornography / eating / gambling)

I offer sex therapy for those (individuals, couples, poly relationships) experiencing sexual concerns (e.g. intimacy issues, problems with arousal, erectile problems, orgasm difficulties, pain, addictive issues, problems following trauma) and those wanting to explore their sexual identity / interests within therapy. I am a member of COSRT (the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1
  • DClinPsy Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society
  • Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council
  • Post-graduate certificate in Psycho-Sexual Therapy
  • Level 3 EMDR trained

I am a qualified Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) , registered with both the HCPC and British Psychological Society (CPsychol) .

I have completed additional training / continuing personal development in many areas including psychosexual therapy, EMDR (level 3 trained), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy.

I have worked with clients of all ages and am experienced in supporting people with mild to severe difficulties. I work with people at an "early intervention"stage and also with those who have chronic / acute problems.

Prior to working independently, I specialised in working with those with difficulties relating to trauma (for example, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional / physical abuse and domestic violence), attachment problems (for example those who have received a diagnosis of personality disorder) and those with substance abuse / addiction issues.

I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and appreciate the importance of a sound, therapeutic relationship at the core of all therapy. I have extensive experience working with those with substance misuse / addiction difficulties, those who have experienced multiple / complex trauma and in working with those who self-harm / experience suicidal thoughts and feelings .

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples therapy / couples counselling

Self-development / personal growth / Coaching

Trauma therapy group

Support for individuals and couples experiencing sexual difficulties including those with a history of trauma

Therapy for those involved in the sex industry

Kink aware and sex-positive therapist

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (experiential psychotherapy assisted by horses)


Up to £120.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Sessions are £120 for 50 minutes.

I also offer a range of self help webinars and courses, for more information please visit www.rubypsychologicalservices.com and sign up to my mailing list (bottom of the first page). 

When I work

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Unit 1, Dimple Lane, Crich, Derbyshire, DE4 5BQ

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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I am an experienced supervisor having offered individual & group supervision to a variety of professionals including Forensic Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Nurses, Drug-Workers, Social Workers and CBT therapists.

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