I'm John, a trained Therapist and Supervisor. I have a long background in working with Gay/Bi and MSM through HIV Prevention projects that often involved working in sex clubs (saunas and pubs) to cruising grounds, as well as working online around Sexual Health.
This work led me into working in Sexual Health, a role I continue to do for the NHS in a Sexual Health Clinic where I deal with a variety of people and issues around sexual health.
Being a gay Counsellor and having worked on the front line of Sexual Health means I work with lots of Gay/Bi or MSM men who have issues around their sexuality or compulsive sex use. I have specialised in working with Sexual Offenders for some time, and am now broadening my sex work to look more closely as Compulsive Sex (this can include how we use dating apps, porn and the like) some people might feel they are 'addicted' to things like Sex or Porn, and find they are able to talk openly to me about such issues, so we can find way forward.
I am looking to go into Psychosexual Counselling within the next few years, and particularly enjoyed with people in LGBT+ communities and appreciate the diversity that sometimes brings. I work with people that are single, in open or Poly relationships and have varied sex lives. I welcome my clients to bring 'all of you' to the session, and offer acceptance and non-judgement.
In addition, I am able to work with couples - and am open to expanding this to people who are in, or would like to explore Polyamorous relationships.
I love the diversity in the LGBT Communities, it's a world I have been in since coming out at the age of 15 and am pleased to bring myself into the Counselling space, to offer you a safe, explorative space to explore what is going on for you.