I am a qualified psychosexual therapist, individual and couple psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I trained and qualified at Tavistock Relationships, the most recognised international institute for training, research, and couple relationships.
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT), and the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM).
Alongside running my private practice, I also see couples and families at NCG (New Citizen's Gateway) organisation.
In addition, I am a volunteer psychosexual therapist for an NHS service providing group therapy for vaginismus.
We all hope to find a partner who brings us more joy and happiness. However, it is not easy sometimes. Being in a couple relationship means having a little organisation to manage and look after. The good news is that I can help with all the challenges that you might face, and you are not alone.
Regarding relationship counselling and psychotherapy, the therapy is based on relational psychoanalysis, which emphasises the impact of our early experiences on our capacity to bond and maintain relationships. I would like to emphasise that a couple's relationship is the core of a happy family life. Children learn from experience, and they see the parental couple as a model for their future interaction & finding their place in life. They need a safe and emotionally stable home to develop.
Common issues couples may face include:
For individuals, it may be:
Psychosexual therapy is a cognitive behavioural program which includes exercises and homework. This may sound scary, but you will start with gentle and fun exercises. Also, you cannot fail an exercise. This will be a fascinating journey to understanding yourself, what has caused you the problem and how to handle it.
It is essential to mention that sexual dysfunction can affect one's mental health and personal and social life. So do not shy away, and look after yourself by seeking help.
I have made a list of more common sexual dysfunctions ;nevertheless, every person is unique and may face different challenges.
I understand that problems around intimacy are sensitive and personal; sometimes, it takes years before we find the courage and the hope to reach out for help. Therefore, I offer my sessions in a confidential, contained and engaging setting. You will feel understood and supported throughout the process.
Furthermore, my online counselling service is offered in a confidential and secure setting for individuals and couples. This service can also be used for couples residing separately, even abroad. I also offer therapy in Farsi.