Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy/Couples Therapy
I am a fully accredited UKCP psychotherapist and am currently undertaking specialist training in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy (an approach which includes non-touch based body psychotherapy interventions to bring a whole-body approach to sex and relationship therapy). I work with both individuals and couples, either online or in person.
MY SPECIALIsm WITHIN THIS FIELD IS RECLAIMING INTIMACY AND PLEASURE: psychotherapeutic support in the reclamation of embodiment, pleasure and intimacy.
Sexual abuse, assault and boundary violation affects us at the deepest level of self. When it has not been safe to be in our body, we may have developed intelligent mechanisms to distance ourselves from our bodies and strategies to protect ourselves from intimacy, closeness and connection, especially sexually. At some point we may feel ready to start the journey of reclaiming this but not know where to start. Shame, confusion, secrecy and feeling we should have ‘our stuff’ together means it can be hard to find spaces to share what is really going on for us.
As a body psychotherapist with specific training in psychosexual and relationship therapy and women’s yoga and embodiment practices I offer a whole-body approach to the sexual healing journey which is client-led, trauma sensitive, compassionate and gentle.
Common issues include:
• Desire discrepancy
• Healing from break-up
• Erectile dysfunction
• Ejaculation difficulties such as rapid or delayed ejaculation
• Reducing anxiety around sex, relationships, and intimacy
• Sexual abuse or assault
• Sexual health issues
• Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
• Sexual orientation questions or insecurities
• Pornography issues
• Compulsive sexual behaviours
• Vulval pain conditions
• Sexual identity
• Sexual shame/guilt
• Sexual performance issues & concerns
• Orgasmic or anorgasmic problems
• Fears around lack of sexual experience
• Loss of desire and arousal difficulties