How I Work
I am a sex-positive, BDSM and Kink-knowledgeable professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and am familiar working with a wide range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental space in the City of London and online.
I offer both short and long-term, therapy and counselling to help individuals, couples and groups involved with alternative sexual lifestyles and relationships who want to explore issues associated with their choices. I do not work with my clients to discourage any consensual, healthy sexual practices. As a kink-positive therapist this means that you can reveal and share aspects of your sexuality safe in the knowledge that they will be accepted as a normal healthy part of your life.
I hold UKCP accreditation and BACP, BPC & BPS membership.
Kink Aware Therapy Experience
- Anxiety & Stress
- Body anxieties
- Family conflicts or estrangement
- Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity (GSRD)
- Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorder, Gender Incongruence
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
- Self-esteem or confidence issues
- Sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction
- Sex work
Love Positive Counseling is all about infusing every moment with love, for self and others. From love comes compassion, respect, and consideration. By bringing love into your individual and relationship therapy process, I hope to bring more love into your heart, your life. We all have the power to change the world with our passion, dreams, and smiling faces.
Relationships that value love are more fulfilling, emotionally and spiritually. We can foster more love, respect, and compassion in your relationships through empathic connection. We can heal emotional injuries, inspire more passion, and create the relationships of your dreams. I particularly love helping people considering and exploring ethical non-monogamy (swinging, polyamory) navigate the choppy waters of uncharted territory in their relationships.
Because I am so passionate about this work, I host a weekly polyamory support group for anyone in or considering polyamorous relationships. More details are available here: Poly Support Group.
Love extends beyond the connection between people. Love for self is a powerful healer. We can focus on fostering more love for your self, boosting self-esteem, confidence, authenticity; alleviating depression, anxiety, uncertainty; healing pain and trauma. I particularly love helping people transitioning from a conceptualized self based on societal and familial expectations to an idealized sense of self based on their true nature. I’m passionate about helping transgender youth (13-26) and their families who are discovering their identity and individuality.
Because I am so passionate about this work, I facilitate a free weekly support group for transgender or gender non-conforming youth (13-23). More details are available here: Trans* Youth Group.
I work primarily with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, increasing my clients’ psychological flexibility – contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being and changing or persisting in behavior based on chosen values. I also incorporate Family Systems Theory in both individual and relationship therapy. Our family experience greatly influences the way we relate with people in the present day. Understanding our most influential relationships can bring understanding and love for our self.
The therapeutic relationship is sacred, built on comfort and trust, and I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to improve your world.
When you’re ready to live and love more authentically… Begin your journey here: www.lovepositivecounseling.com