I am a London-based therapist specialising in couple’s, individual, sex therapy and fertility therapy. I work with couples and individuals to help them understand the wealth of emotional intelligence and strengths they already possess and use them to make the best choices.
Five years training at London Marriage Guidance (now the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships), London UK
Two years of Psychosexual Training at TCCR, London UK
Two years of Attachment and Child Observation Training at The Tavistock Institute, London UK
Mindfulness & Mediation Training with John Welwood, California USA
Residential Training in the Hoffman Process
Imago Couples Training at Imago, USA
Supervision Training at CCPE, London, UK
Advance Training at CCPE, London, UK
After qualifying as a therapist, I started my private practice in Notting Hill Gate, London. I worked within the NHS in the Fertility and Miscarriage Unit, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London for 9 years. My role was to support couples on fertility, IVF and miscarriage issues. I spent sixteen years working with couples as a Counsellor at London Marriage Guidance, a non-profit organisation.
I have been working as a Psycho-therapist for over twenty-five years in private practice and gained further accreditations, including as an BACP Counsellor, a CORST Sex Therapist, and an Imago Couples’ Therapist, as well as a trained supervisor. I was also a licensed Relate Counsellor for fourteen years.
I work with clients both long and short term; in person, by phone or Skype — I adjust my working style to meet the needs of each client.
I am a fully accredited member of BACP and member of UKCP. I am also a member of Coupleworks, a specialised London-based relationship counselling network, and I run a Supervision Group for the charity Fresh Start in West London, supervising trainees and qualified therapists. I continue my professional and personal development so I can best serve my clients.
Terms & Conditions
Sessions last 50 minutes. I also offer double sessions which last 100 minutes. Double sessions work well for clients who travel a lot or cannot commit to weekly sessions and also allows couples to reflect and slow things down.
Payment is in full at the end of each session by cheque made to Shirlee Kay or cash. Payments through bank transfer paid in advance and can be made by request.
If I am unwell or travelling I will give you as much notice as possible and you will not be charged. My cancellation policy requires 48 hours notice otherwise I’m afraid I do charge for the full session.
If you are late for your session, I regret I am unable to make up the time (unless I don’s have another client and am able to).