Shirlee Kay


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.








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 11 years. My role was to support couples with 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-six 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 accredited 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 founder 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.




Portobello Clinic
12 Raddington Road
London W10 3HF
Wed, Thurs and Fri, 8am–6pm

Private Practice
Sutherland Place
London W2 5BZ
Mon 4-9pm,Tues, 4pm–8pm; Sat, 9am–3pm

Vernon Carron Practice
2 Spanish Place
London W1 3HF
Thurs, 6pm–9pm

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London W2 1NY
By appointment only




Call me on 07795 053 299
Or email me using the form at the bottom of the page.

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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.


All sessions are confidential and notes are kept safe and secure under the GDPR requirements. Please email me for a full explanation of the privacy policy.



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’t have another client and am able to).