I am an integrative psychotherapist, having gained an MA and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regent’s University London, I went on to study with Paula Hall at The Laurel Centre for a Diploma in Sex Addiction and Compulsivity.
I have worked for many years with individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, with GSRD (Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity) issues which include; sex addiction and compulsive behaviours around pornography and BDSM/kink/fetish desires, as well as Chemsex and other drug related ‘out of control’ behaviours. Many aspects of these behaviours involve online, app-based and club scene related activities, as well as, issues around private chill-out events. More information can be found on my website http://www.lgbtplus.co.uk
Chemsex is a complex issue and one that I consistently see affecting gay men within my private practice. As an integrative psychotherapist I work holistically with you, in a humanistic and relational way to connect with you, to understand what is behind these issues, as well as identifying coping strategies to help in the here and now. Methodologies include; Person Centred, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
I have also worked with male sex workers involved in escorting, online video/private subscription sites and studio pornography production, some of whom wish to leave the sex industry. Issues around self-esteem and self-worth, combined with excessive drug and alcohol use are common.
My work with SurvivorsUK involved working with men who had been sexually abused as children or raped as adults. Issues included, sex addiction and compulsivity, pornography, sexual orientation, self-harm, flashbacks and anger.
I am a registered member of UKCP and BACP.
Sessions can either be arranged in-person at my office in Belsize Park NW3 or via Zoom on a secure video link.