Shirlee Kay


I am a London-based therapist specialising in couple’s therapy, individual therapy, 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 of Couples’ Therapist Training at LMG now The Tavistock, 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

  • Two weeks Residential Training in the Hoffman Process

  • Eighteen months of Imago Couples Training at Imago, USA

  • Eighteen months of Supervision Training at CCPE, London, UK

  • Eighteen months of Advance Training at CCPE, London, UK






After qualifying as a therapist, I started my private practice by working with the NHS in the Fertility and Miscarriage Unit, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. My role was to support couples on fertility, IVF and miscarriage issues.

After qualifying as a Couples and Individual Psycho-therapist, I spent sixteen years working with couples as a Counsellor at London Marriage Guidance, a non-profit organisation.

Now, I have been working as a Psycho-therapist for over twenty-five years and gained many 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.




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

Private Practice
30 Sutherland Place
London W2 5BZ
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 below.

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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 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.



I accept Bank transfers before the session. I accept cheques (made out to Shirlee Kay) or cash on the day of the session. I'm afraid I do not take credit cards. I charge £125 per session and £250 for double sessions.

Please pay to: Incouple Limited; Sort code 20-47-39, Account 40858447. Please reference name and date of session or month of invoice. 


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 have to charge for the full session.

If you are late for your session, I regret I am unable to make up the time.