My clinical specialties include relationships, intimacy, and sexual issues, as well as heartbreak, grief/loss and separation. I have experience working with both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, and I have specialized training in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method, Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and Sex Therapy. The focus of my graduate research explored the impact that sexual frequency has on sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction and self-esteem, and I am the Co-Founder of The Westland Academy of Clinical Sex Therapy.
I also have a strong background in addictions treatment having worked in a residential treatment centre. I work with both those struggling with addiction and/or compulsive behaviours, and those trying to support them. In addition, I have expertise in working with adult children of alcoholics/substance users and the impact that parental addiction has on adult children. I also work with individuals raised by parents suffering from Narcissistic or Borderline personality disorders who are looking to understand how this has affected their relationships as adults.
Other issues I work with include anxiety and depression, trauma and PTSD, as well as emotional and psychological abuse.
More information about my clinical training can be found here.