I trained as a therapist following many years running my own businesses in promotions and retail and gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (DBA). I realised that what I really valued above all else was human nature and seeing people realise their own potential, achieving the most out of themselves and their relationships.
I am COSRT Accredited and registered with BACP. I am also a member of ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity), a member of the ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine) and the ISSM (International Society for Sexual Medicine). I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, of which has a focus on working with couples as well as individuals. I have an ISAT Diploma in Sex Addiction trained by Paula Hall, as I work with many clients who have relationship issues as a result of porn use/addictions, sexual fetishes and compulsive sexual behaviours. I have a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and another in Bereavement Care. I have completed Stopso training in working with offenders and recognising when people may be crossing the line into offending. I have a particular interest in the dynamics of couple relationships, and aiding couples to improve them. In addition, I am passionate about helping people to achieve the happy, healthy sex lives they would like.
I have practised in NHS hospitals and private clinics providing both long and short-term therapy as a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I have also volunteered for Cruse, providing bereavement counselling and facilitating a support group for those bereaved by suicide.
I now work solely within my own private practice from two locations – Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and Harley Street, London – where I cover a wide range of relationship, psychosexual and confidence issues. I am currently developing Sex and Relationship Confidence groups that will focus on providing information and support to 18-25’s.
I am extremely passionate about my work, and as such I enjoy advancing my knowledge of my chosen field by continuing with professional development and research – I am currently doing a Masters with research into understanding the relational impact in hetrosexual relationships when the female has higher sexual desire. I frequently contribute to articles in the Guardian and HuffPost and have appeared on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour.