Olivia Luna - Psychosexual Therapist and Relationship Counsellor
I am a qualified and experienced Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist working with individuals and couples. I have specialist training from Tavistock Relationships (formerly known as Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships), where I work as a senior clinician. I also worked as a Psychosexual Therapist for Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust at 56 Dean Street in Soho.
Over the years, I have gained valuable experience with a wide range of relationship and sexual issues, as well as with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. Whether you are presenting with general relationship issues or a specific sexual difficulty, my approach uses a combination of psychodynamic, CBT, behavioural exercises and mindfulness practice. I also practice somatic trauma therapy. Above all, I hold a non judgmental and sex positive approach which appreciates the uniqueness of each individual.
I have experience with time limited therapy (6 to 12 sessions) and long term open ended therapy. Your sessions are tailored to suit your needs. I also offer short term (6 sessions) intensive therapy, this is particularly helpful in the aftermath of a crisis, for example after the disclosure of an affair or a traumatic event. Please contact me for more information on intensive therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, University of East London (UEL) and TCCR
- Somatic Trauma Therapy (Babette Rothschild training)
- Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, UEL and Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, London Metropolitan University
- BA in Sociology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors
- COSRT Accredited Member
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £80 individual
- £100 couple
- Session last 50 minutes and are weekly
I offer sessions to couples and individuals who are experiencing relationship and/or sexual difficulties.
Whether you are in a relationship or single, I offer sessions to couples and individuals who are experiencing relationship and/or sexual difficulties. Perhaps you feel your relationship is 'stuck' and you are finding it difficult to move forward. You may find yourself in a new relationship and have started to notice recurring arguments or you may be in a long term relationship and feel you have lost the 'spark' and are finding it difficult to connect or rekindle desire.
There could be a specific life event that has shifted your couple dynamic. This could be anything from the loss of a loved one, expecting your first baby or the disclosure of an affair.
You may have just come out of a relationship and would like to make sense of what happened or you may feel that you are struggling to maintain a long term relationship.
These are just a few of the scenarios I have encountered in my work as a relationship and psychosexual therapist. I have also been witness to the great relief that comes with talking to an impartial professional who can help navigate through the ups and downs of relationships.