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LGBTQ+ • Polyamory/CNM/ENM • Kink/BDSM • Sexual Issues

About me


LGBTQ+ • Gender • Sexuality • Polyamory • CNM • Kink • BDSM

I am an experienced, BACP Accredited, Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist. I work with individuals and partners at my private therapy room in Exeter, Devon, and online via Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp.

  • Polyamory, Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM)
  • Marriage Counselling & Relationship Therapy
  • Kink, BDSM, D/s Relationships, Fetishes
  • All Sexualities & Genders LGBTQIAP+
  • Sexual issues
  • Vaginismus, Penetration pain, Dyspareunia, Vestibulodynia, Vulvaldynia
  • Orgasm issues
  • Erection problems
  • Early/Premature & Delayed Ejaculation
  • Compulsive Sexual Behaviour (often incorrectly termed "sex addiction")
  • Couples issues, Separation and Divorce
  • Affairs, betrayals, sexting
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Swinging, Play Parties, Munches
  • Gender Dysphoria & Transitioning
  • Sex work (as a "sex-positive" therapist)
  • Counselling Students & Trainee Counsellors (Concessions available)
  • Supervision for Counsellors and Trainee Counsellors
  • BUPA & AXA accepted

As a Trainee Sexologist I am also now taking on clients with issues around sex, including erection problems, premature/early ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, low desire, mismatched sexual desire, pain and penetration problems, compulsive sexual behaviour (sometimes referred incorrectly as "sex addiction"), and orgasm problems.

Regular Session Individuals, couples, or partners £75
Students & NHS workers £65
Trainee Counsellors £55

All counselling sessions last 50 minutes

Professional supervision £75 (60 mins), £110 (90 mins)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2020 Level 4 Certificate in EMDR
  • 2019 Certificate in Supervision Exeter & East Devon Counselling
  • 2019 Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
  • 2015 Certificate in Psychosexual Studies and the Sexual Relationship at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
  • 2015 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (450 Hours) at the Iron Mill Institute
  • 2014 Certificate in Couples and Relationship Therapy at East Devon Counselling
  • 2014 Certificate in Working with LGBT and other Diversities at Living and Life Counselling
  • 2012 Certificate in Counselling (90 Hours) at the Iron Mill Institute

I spent a decade working for the NHS so have a huge amount of experience in a health care environment.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I enjoy working with individuals as well as couples. I work with clients of all sexualities and genders, and with people who choose alternative lifestyle choices, such as polyamorous relationships and kink/BDSM. I am listed as a "kink aware" therapist. I frequently work with university students, and am happy to provide Skype/Zoom/WhatsApp sessions for students when they are away from Exeter. I offer lower cost counselling to trainee counsellors, and provide professional supervision for therapists and trainees.



From £55.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

  • Regular Session for Individuals or couples £75
  • Students & NHS workers £65
  • Trainee Counsellors £55

All sessions last 50 minutes.

  • Professional supervision £75 (60 mins), £110 (90 mins). Please email me to discuss your needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon-Fri: 09:00-20:00

All sessions last 50 minutes

Further information

For more information, please visit my website:


Obelisk View Therapy Room, 40 Shakespeare Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6BU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Flat access to therapy room.

Online platforms



In person

I trained as a supervisor, partly to further my own understanding of the counselling process, and partly to give me the chance to work with other counsellors, as this is something that I am passionate about.

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