Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Counselling in England

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Caroline Feldon Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
LGBTQIA+, CNM/Polyam, SW and Kink friendly.
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
LGBTQIA+, CNM/Polyam, SW and Kink friendly.
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
07476 553029 View 07476 553029
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Rebecca Fox
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
I am kink-aware and sex positive.
Hello, I’m Rebecca. I will be by your side as you explore whatever you wish to share, accepting all parts of you and bringing all parts of myself. As a person-centred therapist I offer a space that is non-judgemental, open and supportive. I offer you space that is just for you, to have the time to be heard and express yourself. Whatever you’re feeling will be welcome, I invite you to share your experiences and I will receive them with warmth and care. I'm passionate about social justice and embed this in my practice, curious about how your identities and life experiences are felt and perceived.
I am kink-aware and sex positive.
Hello, I’m Rebecca. I will be by your side as you explore whatever you wish to share, accepting all parts of you and bringing all parts of myself. As a person-centred therapist I offer a space that is non-judgemental, open and supportive. I offer you space that is just for you, to have the time to be heard and express yourself. Whatever you’re feeling will be welcome, I invite you to share your experiences and I will receive them with warmth and care. I'm passionate about social justice and embed this in my practice, curious about how your identities and life experiences are felt and perceived.
0161 524 6947 View 0161 524 6947
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Louise Futcher
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37  (Online Only)
I provide support with a variety of issues esp around identity, gaining deeper self-knowledge, around marginalisation, relational difficulties, but also on major life changes inc menopause and midlife, and emotional literacy. Some use the space to gain self awareness, some to bring about change within a supportive environment where they can reflect and work through fears and trauma, and some wish to explore specific issues which have recently arisen. I work with adult clients of all sexualities and genders, specialising in LGBTQ+, non-monogamy, and kink. Feminist, anti-oppression, queer-affirming and sex positive. ND & HSP informed.
I provide support with a variety of issues esp around identity, gaining deeper self-knowledge, around marginalisation, relational difficulties, but also on major life changes inc menopause and midlife, and emotional literacy. Some use the space to gain self awareness, some to bring about change within a supportive environment where they can reflect and work through fears and trauma, and some wish to explore specific issues which have recently arisen. I work with adult clients of all sexualities and genders, specialising in LGBTQ+, non-monogamy, and kink. Feminist, anti-oppression, queer-affirming and sex positive. ND & HSP informed.
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Miranda Christophers
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I work with a broad range of issues including: Relationship difficulties, Gender and Sexual Relationship Diversity (includes LGBTQIA+), Infidelity, Communication Problems, Impact of menopause, Intimacy Issues, Low desire, Vulval/vaginal pain, Erectile Dysfunction/Premature Ejaculation, Confidence issues + low self-esteem, Sexual Compulsivity, Kink, Trauma.
I am the Clinical Director of The Therapy Yard www.thetherapyyard.co.uk. We are a team consisting of Relationship and Psychosexual Therapists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Coaches. We are a modern and forward-thinking practice providing a range of talking therapies and specialisms online and in-person. Diversity, inclusivity, and the therapeutic relationship are at the heart of our values so we warmly welcome all, and are committed to matching you with the right therapist for you. I am also an Accredited Relationship and Psychosexual (Sex) Therapist within the practice.
I work with a broad range of issues including: Relationship difficulties, Gender and Sexual Relationship Diversity (includes LGBTQIA+), Infidelity, Communication Problems, Impact of menopause, Intimacy Issues, Low desire, Vulval/vaginal pain, Erectile Dysfunction/Premature Ejaculation, Confidence issues + low self-esteem, Sexual Compulsivity, Kink, Trauma.
I am the Clinical Director of The Therapy Yard www.thetherapyyard.co.uk. We are a team consisting of Relationship and Psychosexual Therapists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Coaches. We are a modern and forward-thinking practice providing a range of talking therapies and specialisms online and in-person. Diversity, inclusivity, and the therapeutic relationship are at the heart of our values so we warmly welcome all, and are committed to matching you with the right therapist for you. I am also an Accredited Relationship and Psychosexual (Sex) Therapist within the practice.
01494 416280 View 01494 416280
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Bluebird Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
I have worked with many different people - with different needs - from people struggling with addiction, people living with feelings of depression and anxiety, to those coping with bereavement and people dealing with trauma. I'm especially passionate about working with people with traumatic life experiences, addiction and those from the LGBTQ+ community. I am a cisgender bisexual and queer woman and I use she/her pronouns. I work with an open-mindset and am poly/kink/bsdm aware. I am dedicated to meeting you where you are in your life and working with you to support you in making positive changes and making sense of your world.
I have worked with many different people - with different needs - from people struggling with addiction, people living with feelings of depression and anxiety, to those coping with bereavement and people dealing with trauma. I'm especially passionate about working with people with traumatic life experiences, addiction and those from the LGBTQ+ community. I am a cisgender bisexual and queer woman and I use she/her pronouns. I work with an open-mindset and am poly/kink/bsdm aware. I am dedicated to meeting you where you are in your life and working with you to support you in making positive changes and making sense of your world.
01626 242933 View 01626 242933
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Jordan Karis Dixon
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT General
Verified
Jordan believes there are no limits in our awareness and growth towards achieving optimal sexuality. She's passionately curious in unlocking sexual potential. Her Chinese and Spanish heritage and background in Social Policy, she’s described with an innate awareness and intersectional understanding of the barriers people face in society that inhibits access to our erotic selves. She's GSRD affirming, going beyond exclusivity and restrictions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) which includes everyone on the gender spectrum and diverse sexualities and practices including BDSM/Kink, asexualities, consensual and non-monogamies.
Jordan believes there are no limits in our awareness and growth towards achieving optimal sexuality. She's passionately curious in unlocking sexual potential. Her Chinese and Spanish heritage and background in Social Policy, she’s described with an innate awareness and intersectional understanding of the barriers people face in society that inhibits access to our erotic selves. She's GSRD affirming, going beyond exclusivity and restrictions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) which includes everyone on the gender spectrum and diverse sexualities and practices including BDSM/Kink, asexualities, consensual and non-monogamies.
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London Clinic for Sex and Relationship Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Our psychotherapeutic programs are holistic, sex positive, trauma-informed, kink-aware and centred within the Health at Every Size® (HAES).
The London Clinic for Sex and Relationship Therapy (LCSRT) offers a holistic approach to sexual and relationship wellness combining online classes with personalised therapeutic programmes. Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, painful sex, erectile dysfunction, compulsive sexual behaviour, gender identity, body image, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, we’re here for you. Helping you thrive whatever your sex or relationship difficulties.
Our psychotherapeutic programs are holistic, sex positive, trauma-informed, kink-aware and centred within the Health at Every Size® (HAES).
The London Clinic for Sex and Relationship Therapy (LCSRT) offers a holistic approach to sexual and relationship wellness combining online classes with personalised therapeutic programmes. Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, painful sex, erectile dysfunction, compulsive sexual behaviour, gender identity, body image, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, we’re here for you. Helping you thrive whatever your sex or relationship difficulties.
020 4538 6508 View 020 4538 6508
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Leah Spasova
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638066 View 01865 638066
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Kimberley Hackett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Walsall WS8  (Online Only)
Fat positive, sex/kink positive, LGBTQ+ allied, neurodiversity friendly, trauma informed.
Life can involve upsetting, stressful, or traumatic events that can impact us in so many ways. You may have anxiety and depression, struggle with low self esteem or have suicidal/intrusive thoughts. You may have problems controlling anger, or struggle with neurodiversity in a neurotypical world. Maybe your thoughts or feelings are impacting relationships around you, or vice versa. Whatever the circumstance, I can help you understand yourself and others in a safe and non-judgmental space, for new or long term troubles. I also offer coping techniques to reduce intensity/frequency of negative thoughts, images, and physical sensations
Fat positive, sex/kink positive, LGBTQ+ allied, neurodiversity friendly, trauma informed.
Life can involve upsetting, stressful, or traumatic events that can impact us in so many ways. You may have anxiety and depression, struggle with low self esteem or have suicidal/intrusive thoughts. You may have problems controlling anger, or struggle with neurodiversity in a neurotypical world. Maybe your thoughts or feelings are impacting relationships around you, or vice versa. Whatever the circumstance, I can help you understand yourself and others in a safe and non-judgmental space, for new or long term troubles. I also offer coping techniques to reduce intensity/frequency of negative thoughts, images, and physical sensations
01922 927074 View 01922 927074
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E.H. Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hi there, I'm a BACP registered Integrative Therapist, offering a warm, non-judgemental, supportive and personalised approach to help you explore and process any significant life issues, traumatic history, unwanted thoughts and beliefs, and compulsive behaviours that are holding you back. I provide an environment which is kink, sexuality, and consensual non-monogamy/polyamory positive, and LGBTQIA+ friendly. I provide counselling for individuals, couples, family groups, and polycules of all sexualities and genders. I’m committed to creating a space that’s welcoming to anyone from a marginalised identity.
Hi there, I'm a BACP registered Integrative Therapist, offering a warm, non-judgemental, supportive and personalised approach to help you explore and process any significant life issues, traumatic history, unwanted thoughts and beliefs, and compulsive behaviours that are holding you back. I provide an environment which is kink, sexuality, and consensual non-monogamy/polyamory positive, and LGBTQIA+ friendly. I provide counselling for individuals, couples, family groups, and polycules of all sexualities and genders. I’m committed to creating a space that’s welcoming to anyone from a marginalised identity.
020 3872 2238 View 020 3872 2238
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Anna Victoria Williams
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
London W7  (Online Only)
I am LGBTQIA+ and BDSM/Kink aware and neurodivergent 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.
I am LGBTQIA+ and BDSM/Kink aware and neurodivergent 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.
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Shae Harmon
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
London N22  (Online Only)
I am also sex work, neurodivergence, kink and disability friendly.
I am Shae (they/them), a Queer Sex & Relationship Therapist working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and partners. As LGBTQIA+ people that can be really hard and scary to unpack how to make sustainable change in our lives. This is why, together, we can choose a pace that works for you. I can help you understand the parts that make you - YOU - reducing shame and increasing connection with yourself and others.
I am also sex work, neurodivergence, kink and disability friendly.
I am Shae (they/them), a Queer Sex & Relationship Therapist working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and partners. As LGBTQIA+ people that can be really hard and scary to unpack how to make sustainable change in our lives. This is why, together, we can choose a pace that works for you. I can help you understand the parts that make you - YOU - reducing shame and increasing connection with yourself and others.
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Diane Hassall
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
Dorchester DT2  (Online Only)
No intimate relationship is ever without its challenges. Yet how many of us are taught how to make relationships work? Or sex come to that. And who can we talk to if things aren't working as well as we want? I am the Lead Psychotherapist at Your Time To Talk, a down-to-earth therapy practice that specialises in relationship and sex therapy. Me and my team are here to offer you impartial, expert support. We work affirmatively with diversity, especially gender, sexual and relationship diversity; with couples, individuals and people in multi-partnered relationships, or engaged in BDSM and kink.
No intimate relationship is ever without its challenges. Yet how many of us are taught how to make relationships work? Or sex come to that. And who can we talk to if things aren't working as well as we want? I am the Lead Psychotherapist at Your Time To Talk, a down-to-earth therapy practice that specialises in relationship and sex therapy. Me and my team are here to offer you impartial, expert support. We work affirmatively with diversity, especially gender, sexual and relationship diversity; with couples, individuals and people in multi-partnered relationships, or engaged in BDSM and kink.
01460 202695 View 01460 202695
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Rosalind Simpson
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples. Although I specialise in relationship issues including sex and sexuality, I have a vast experience in most other issues including anxiety and depression, stress, 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 or one of my associates.
I work with individuals and couples. Although I specialise in relationship issues including sex and sexuality, I have a vast experience in most other issues including anxiety and depression, stress, 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 or one of my associates.
020 3856 8640 View 020 3856 8640
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Jacqueline Jones Sex Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT General
Verified
3 Endorsed
Issues with relationships, porn, kink or fetish? Does sex feel addictive, painful or boring? Perhaps sex is not as satisfying as it was or as good as it could be? I offer practical, highly specialist help for individuals and relationships. As a Sex Addiction PhD Scholar, I also offer Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Therapy to clients who think their sex life is problematic. I am able to offer a very tailored, unique programme of support using my knowledge and research. I help clients fell less alone, whilst discovering what is going on for them, why and what to do about it.
Issues with relationships, porn, kink or fetish? Does sex feel addictive, painful or boring? Perhaps sex is not as satisfying as it was or as good as it could be? I offer practical, highly specialist help for individuals and relationships. As a Sex Addiction PhD Scholar, I also offer Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Therapy to clients who think their sex life is problematic. I am able to offer a very tailored, unique programme of support using my knowledge and research. I help clients fell less alone, whilst discovering what is going on for them, why and what to do about it.
020 3909 9848 View 020 3909 9848
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Lisa Home
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London EC4Y
I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics.
MODERN RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY Connecting with people and being intimate can stir up all sorts of anxieties or compound exiting issues. Struggling with relational or sexual difficulties, or navigating the complexities of trying find our sexual place in the world and becoming comfortable with who we are can be challenging. As as psychodynamic psychosexual therapist my aim is to help you improve emotional and physical intimacy either in the relationship with yourself or your connections with others, and to help you overcome or manage any sexual difficulties you're having.
I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics.
MODERN RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY Connecting with people and being intimate can stir up all sorts of anxieties or compound exiting issues. Struggling with relational or sexual difficulties, or navigating the complexities of trying find our sexual place in the world and becoming comfortable with who we are can be challenging. As as psychodynamic psychosexual therapist my aim is to help you improve emotional and physical intimacy either in the relationship with yourself or your connections with others, and to help you overcome or manage any sexual difficulties you're having.
020 4538 1632 View 020 4538 1632
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DS-Therapia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in four areas: Psychosexual and relationship therapy, for individuals and/or partners also known as couples counselling or sex therapy, Sexual Diversity – Sexual Identity, Paraphillia, BDsM/Kink/Fetish, Escorts, Pornography, Sexual Trauma – Rape (Male & Female), Therapy for sexual addiction and compulsivity for individuals and/or partners.
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
I specialise in four areas: Psychosexual and relationship therapy, for individuals and/or partners also known as couples counselling or sex therapy, Sexual Diversity – Sexual Identity, Paraphillia, BDsM/Kink/Fetish, Escorts, Pornography, Sexual Trauma – Rape (Male & Female), Therapy for sexual addiction and compulsivity for individuals and/or partners.
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
01788 227343 View 01788 227343
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Dawn White - Relationship Living
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
As a sex and relationship therapist I aim to provide an open space where people can discuss, and explore their intimate concerns and experiences in a non judgemental way. I work with both couples, individuals and multiple partnered people, whilst honouring all sexual orientations and practices. People that are experiencing sexual, emotional or deeper relationship issues, contact me to explore and understand what they can change and control, and also what patterns are repeating in their relationships. I am a sex positive therapist and have over 20 years extensive experience as a therapist.
As a sex and relationship therapist I aim to provide an open space where people can discuss, and explore their intimate concerns and experiences in a non judgemental way. I work with both couples, individuals and multiple partnered people, whilst honouring all sexual orientations and practices. People that are experiencing sexual, emotional or deeper relationship issues, contact me to explore and understand what they can change and control, and also what patterns are repeating in their relationships. I am a sex positive therapist and have over 20 years extensive experience as a therapist.
0114 697 2894 View 0114 697 2894
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Leah Spasova
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638815 View 01865 638815
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Gareth Prosser
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London N16  (Online Only)
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist holding an accreditation with Pink Therapy as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist. I hold a diploma at the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS) in Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). My core training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy was at the The Bowlby Centre in London, with a specialism in Attachment. My clinical approach incorporates different techniques and approaches relevant for the individual needs, mirroring the complexity of human experience and ever expanding self knowledge .
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist holding an accreditation with Pink Therapy as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist. I hold a diploma at the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS) in Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). My core training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy was at the The Bowlby Centre in London, with a specialism in Attachment. My clinical approach incorporates different techniques and approaches relevant for the individual needs, mirroring the complexity of human experience and ever expanding self knowledge .
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Counsellors

Why might an individual want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

A sex-positive or kinky individual may want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist because the client may feel safer and more supported discussing their experiences and challenges. A therapist who identifies as kink-friendly will have experience with clients having diverse sexual preferences and will likely be nonjudgmental and supportive about issues brought to the table. It is important to note that sex-positive, kink-allied individuals may find equal success with therapists who do not have such specialised knowledge and background. The most important factor in the success of therapy is for the client and practitioner to form a strong, trusting bond.

Do therapists have special training to gain expertise in sex-positive, kink-allied treatment?

Generally, no. There are limited training programs and unofficial accreditations that therapists can pursue, but a therapist’s expertise will ultimately come from their previous experience with similar clients, their engagement with organisations that promote sex positivity or kink-allied lifestyles, and the importance they place on safety and cultural sensitivity.

How can individuals recognise a good sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

An experienced therapist is able to help clients explore their sexual identity and expression and relieve any discomfort or stigma attached to discussing such matters and the client’s overall challenges. A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-allied is able to create an environment that honors a client’s experience and sexual preferences. To recognise a good therapist, clients can simply ask directly about topics and issues important to them and gauge their comfort level and connection with a clinician based on the responses.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist with a focus on sex positivity and alternative sexual lifestyles?

Some individuals may feel most comfortable knowing that the clinician they’re working with has a commitment to creating an atmosphere of sex positivity and has experience with relationship diversity and alternative relationship structures. Working with a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist may help clients respect their own challenges and improve identity-affirming treatment.