My experience in the field.
Hello again. Clare here. I’m guessing that you are hoping that I know what I am doing in this field as a specialist? Well, this is the subject area I have been working in for a number of years, even before I chose to start my practice. From an early age I was curious about people, relationships and sex. In reality, what I find happens in the therapy room is an exploration and encouragement for you to find pleasure and consent in relationship with yourself and others. What I am not the specialist in, is you. So between us I hope we might be able to be ‘in relationship’ to get you where you want to be. Reminder – this is not through sexual touch in the room!
Aside from specific sex and relationship qualifications, I ensure I continuously learn and develop my knowledge and pass on where it might be helpful for you. This might being aware of a new peer support, podcast, medication or TED talk, through to longer trainings. I have tried to deep dive in trainings for my specialist areas that can affect sex and relationships. These include, relationship & couples dynamics, attachment, sexual or developmental trauma (looking at vagus nerve, physiology and chronic illness or stuckness), boarding school surivial syndrome, multiple Pink Therapy trainings (GSRD – Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity. This includes bisexuality, consensual non-monogomy, intersectionality, kink).
Where I've worked before?
I’ve worked in sexual health for a number of years, in both the NHS and charities including at Chelsea and Westminster Trust; The Havens, Paddington; Living Well, Terence Higgins Trust, Breast Cancer Care, Aurora Foundation and Dimbleby Cancer Care.
Who do I hang out with professionally?
Aside from being an accredited member of COSRT, I also work within a few groups of specialists.
The London Gender Sexual and Relationship Practice is a GSRD friendly group practice of which I am a member. I am open to working with sex workers without pathologising you. I hold a Pink Therapy listing. Sex addiction and the 12 step model linked to it, is not something I collude with.
I am developing more connections with other embodied practitioners – with an interest in body psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, Hakomi therapy, those working with vagus nerve activation at the heart to their work. Please get in touch to network if you are a practitioner who does this , specifically in the field of sex.
Accreditation, Privacy and Monitoring
Whilst working with clients I follow the guidelines of COSRT, the College of Sex and Relationship Therapy. I am an accredited member and am governed by their code of ethics and complaints procedure - which includes strict guidelines about data protection, confidentiality and supervision. I hope this sets your mind at rest that this is a professional service operating within strict industry guidelines. Please see their website for more details.