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I work with individual adults of all ages, both face-to-face and online. I provide 50-minute, once-weekly counselling on a short-term, medium-term or open-ended basis. I can provide help in many areas, including but not limited to: Anxiety, Identity/Sense of Self, Challenges experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community, Relationship Difficulties, Navigating Non-Monogamy and Polyamory , Trauma, Bereavement/Loss, Anger Management, Gendered Experience, End of Life/Chronic Illness, Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts and Stress.
020 3322 1280
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Lucas Voclere Counselling & Psychotherapy (Online)
Queer French Neurodivergent Online Counsellor, I focus on personal development, gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory /ENM/CNM), sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, your self-esteem or your relationships? Struggling to understand who you are, what you need, how to cope and what changes you could make to improve your life? Haunted by your past? Terrified of your future? Then the humanistic and integrative talking therapy I offer could help you. I hold a safe space of acceptance of everything you are and want to present, honouring your life experience and difficulties. I facilitate awareness & will, healing & resilience, and well-being to help you tailor your life around your unique identity and needs.
0117 456 2963 x44
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Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
If you are ready to talk I am here whatever your issue. Although I specialise in relationship issues including sex and sexuality, I have a vast experience in most other issues including anxiety and depression, trauma and PTSD, phobias and panic, low self esteem and social anxiety, loneliness and loss. I am a sex positive therapist and open to whatever your identification or orientation including kink, polyamory and consensual BDSM. I can help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential. Please contact me for a free 15 minute Zoom or telephone conversation to see if you think you would like working with me.
020 3856 8640
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
I am experienced in working with issues to do with gender and sexuality, relationship diversity ( polyamory , non-monogamy etc) and provide an LGBTQ+ affirmative practice, but welcome clients from all backgrounds.
I am an integrative therapist, meaning I draw on multiple approaches and theories in my practice, but my way of working has been particularly shaped by relational psychotherapy and attachment theory. This means I believe that the relationships we experience in our early lives affect our later ways of relating to both ourselves and others. I believe that therapy is a fundamentally relational endeavour - not that people are broken and therefore need to be “fixed” - but rather that through working together we can come to new ways of relating, understanding and being.
I am a sex positive, GSRD, kink knowledgeable practitioner, focusing on LGBTQI, BAME/POC and Kink communities. A qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor with over 25 years’ experience counselling adults. Specialisms include LGBTQI, BAME/POC, Kink/BDSM, Polyamory /Ethical Non-monogamy, Spirituality. Psychosynthesis is a transpersonal therapy combining Western psychotherapy with Eastern spiritual traditions, exploring the idea of a spiritual component to our existence. The work is holistic, looking at the whole person, not just the presenting issue. I work 1:1 with adult individuals.
020 3984 8382
pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex, difficulty getting or keeping an erection (erectile dysfunction), premature ejaculation or other ejaculation-related issues, non-monogamy/ polyamory , issues with family of origin, work/career-related problems,.
I am an integrative neurodivergence and LGBTQ+ trained psychotherapist (ACT, CBT, CFT, IFS, DBT skills training) meaning that I combine several approaches depending on a client, their needs and goals. I’m also a clinical psychologist and sex therapist. My main specialities include: eating disorders, ADHD and ASD in adults, DBT skills training for ADHD and ASD, impulse control disorders and trauma-informed care. My interests in sex and relationship therapy include kink-affirming practice, gender identity and sexuality questioning, trauma-informed care, sexuality, intimacy and relationships in neurodivergent individuals.
020 4538 8900
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
I also work with issues around kink/BDSM, and non-traditional ( polyamory /non-monogamous) relationship styles.
I believe that therapy allows you to take a more active role in understanding and experiencing your emotions. When we are not aware of our emotions or ideas, it can mean we act out certain behaviours – or experience certain feelings - without knowing why. And while we might be able to tolerate this for some time – perhaps even for a long time - I believe there is a difference between surviving and living. Developing a closer – or less mysterious - relationship with ourselves can allow us to go beyond living life passively and begin to really experience it.
020 3984 7728
Queer-, trans- and polyamory -affirming. At different points in our lives, we struggle with the feeling that our life has lost its sense of purpose or direction. This experience of aimlessness may lead to feelings of depression, anxiety or confusion. Sometimes this lack of meaning arises after a sudden change in our circumstances such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, or a bereavement. At other times, we may feel that over time our lives have drifted further and further away from what we’d hoped for ourselves. At times like these, speaking with a psychotherapist can help.
020 4538 7127
Counsellor, MA, COSRT General
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory , addictions, codependency, trauma.
020 8103 5619
Anna Victoria Williams
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
I am also polyamory /ethical non-monogamy friendly.
I have worked for the NHS, Terrence Higgins Trust and Ealing Abbey Counselling Service working with individuals and couples from a diverse range of backgrounds. I have experience of providing in depth long-term therapy on complex issues such as the effects of conversion therapy as well as providing short term therapy for the NHS. I aim to resolve sexual problems and improve my client's overall well being, their self esteem and their relationships. I do this through the use of Psychosexual tools such as sensate focus and through allowing the client to discuss their thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
I am an Integrative counsellor and can support you with challenges such as anxiety, low self-worth, relationships (betrayal, separation and polyamory ), bereavement and also have experience with ADHD. Apart from offering you a confidential and safe space to express your feelings, I help you explore and understand problems in more depth, set goals for progress and provide tools to manage your emotions in the present so to aid your journey towards healing. These will be skills for life and also adaptable to other situations and challenges you may face in the future.
020 3962 2426
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Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
I have additional specialisms in: online LGBT counselling, working with people affected by HIV, and working with relationship diversity, including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.
At various points in our lives, we all experience feelings, thoughts and events that we find challenging. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, finding it difficult to come to terms with something that has happened in the past, or worried about what the future will bring. Perhaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, or caught between what seem like impossible choices. You may be seeking an opportunity to think about who you are, what is important to you, and the kind of life you want to lead.
IFS Therapy with Sanni
I’m a therapist working with highly sensitive people, introverts and deep thinkers wanting to process current challenges or past trauma. I also support people wanting to prepare for a psychedelic experience or do integration work. I'm LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex worker positive and I'm knowledgeable about polyamory and non-monogamy. All of your identity and different aspects of your life are welcome in our sessions.
Office is near:London E1
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory , BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles.
Office is near:London E1
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
I work affirmatively with LGBTQIA+ persons and those practicing kink or polyamory as well as anyone exploring what gender, sexuality or identity might mean in their lives and relationships.
My name is Claudia (she/her), and I work in a gentle manner that aims to make the counselling room into a welcoming space for exploring all feelings. I am genuinely interested in the broad range of human experience, and my ambition is to support you as you process your story and feelings at a pace that feels comfortable. If you find yourself stuck or confused, I use active, compassionate listening methods to help you onwards.
Office is near:London E1
Lucy Anne Dolan
I have years of experience working with trauma, personality disorders and a special interest in relationships including non-traditional relationships ( polyamory , open-relationships) sexual orientation and sex.
I offer an attachment-informed, relational humanistic counselling which emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship within which I attempt to offer acceptance and understanding for whatever you wish to bring. I look to create a safe space where you can bring your whole self and explore anything you wish in your own time. I've worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, sexual and relational issues. I also work with couples in a collaborative and compassionate way looking to foster good communication.
Office is near:London SW1E
Not accepting new clients
Andi Lee Smart
This has led to me developing an established amount of experience working with a wide range of gender expressions (transgender, nonbinary, omnigenderand) as well as sexual and relationship diversities (BDSM, kink, polyamory ).
Life can throw many diverse challenges at us: for example loss, crisis and/or change that can cause us to question our sense of direction. I believe that within these challenging times we have the ability to grow and develop – even flourish – through exploring how the emotional, psychological and physical self are interconnected – the way in which one area feeds into another. This path of exploration often requires us to delve into our internal and external worlds: who we are, our authentic selves, others around us as well as the world in which we live.
Office is near:London W1D
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCS Snr Accred
I am a qualified and Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Psychologist. I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London and online since 2010. I work with adults and couples dealing with a wide range of difficulties; individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma; and with the LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent communities. My practice is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I endeavour to understand and acknowledge how intersecting identities and socio-political context affect our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self.
020 3835 2430
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Hello, I'm Lucy, I am a highly qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, who can offer a private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about your concerns and difficulties. Whatever is holding you back from living your life on your terms with meaning, peace and self-compassion is worth talking about: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, anger, chronic pain, breakdown of a relationship, grief, identity issues, phobias, or other life events. I respond intuitively and authentically and am able to creatively draw from a range of approaches to tailor the therapy to your needs.
020 3835 3743
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, GMBPsS
As a registered Psychotherapist (BACP) and Counselling Psychologist (in Doctoral training), I'm here to help you overcome life's challenges and achieve the personal transformation you seek. With extensive experience across the UK, Greece, and the Netherlands, I've worked with people from all walks of life. My professional journey has taken me to diverse settings, from the NHS helping individuals to overcome addiction, complex trauma, and sexual dysfunctions; to collaborating with companies such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Wayfair to support their employees' mental health through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs).
020 4530 8398
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Open Relationships Non-Monogamy Counsellors
Why might an individual want to see a therapist specialising in open relationships and consensual non-monogamy?
A client seeking help with an open or consensually non-monogamous relationship will prefer to talk with a professional whom they can count on to be nonjudgmental. Talking with a supportive therapist may on its own help relieve some of the stigma and challenges partners face. That said, the most important factor in the success of any type of therapy is the ability of the client and practitioner to form a strong, trusting bond. For this reason, an individual or couple could find success with a therapist who does not specialise in non-monogamous relationships but with whom they can build trust.
When should open or consensually non-monogamous partners seek counselling?
Like other couples, polyamorous partners typically seek counseling when they face relationship challenges they can’t solve themselves. In non-monogamous relationships, this could include breaches of trust, including infidelity; unclear rules or violations of boundaries; jealousy of outside partners; the stress of juggling the needs of multiple partners; or the effect of high partner turnover on children. Like those of other couples, polyamorous bonds can be threatened by increasingly frequent arguments, poor or dysfunctional communication, diminished emotional or physical intimacy, or the feeling that something is wrong, even if they don’t know what it is.
Do therapists have special training to gain expertise in open relationships and consensual non-monogamy?
No, but individuals seeking help with non-monogamous relationships would most likely consult a licensed professional with specific training in couples counseling or couples therapy. Couples counselling and couples therapy both involve teaching concrete strategies to navigate conflict in relationships. A good therapist can engage both partners as they explain these approaches but can also work with a single partner.
How long does therapy for consensually non-monogamous couples typically last?
Couples therapy for any type of couple, tends to be relatively time-limited, lasting around 12 weeks on average. A good therapist will tailor sessions to the individual partners’ emotions and sometimes their past, along with patterns found to be repeating in the relationship. In many cases, clients should expect their therapist to assign “homework” between weekly sessions.