Meet the Team

When you work with The Laurel Centre, you can be confident that you are working with sex addiction & porn addiction therapists who  are fully qualified and experienced. All Clinical Associates are Accredited counsellors and psychotherapists who have undertaken further Diploma level training in sex addiction.  Our Associates also have additional experience and expertise in their own specialist field, such as counselling young people, couples or families, or working with people with a concurrent chemical addiction or mental health problem, or seeing clients from faith and LGBT+ communities. In addition to our Clinical Associates, we also have a team of Regional Associates providing individual sex addiction and porn addiction counselling around the UK. 

Key Team Members

Paula Hall

Paula has been a therapist for over 20 years and has been specialising in sex and pornography addiction for nearly 15 years.

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Nick originally trained as a relationship counsellor and sex therapist over 25 years ago, later specialising in the field of sex addiction.

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Anita’s work as a counsellor focusses on addiction. She has gained much of her experience for group, personal and family therapy through the Priory and private practice.

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Christine has worked in a range of Social Care and Health settings, with adults and young people, for 30 years.

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Doug has been a therapist for over 20 years. Originally working within a busy NHS Sexual Health Service as a team lead with hard to reach groups and then as a psychosexual therapist.

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Gabriel has a background of working in the field of addiction, with clinical experience of working with chemical addictions in both the charity sector and in private practice.

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Geraldine has over 20 years’ experience as a psychotherapist. She has worked with couples and individuals in the charity sector and private practice since 1998.

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Ian’s experience gained as a psychosexual therapist led him to work within the field of Sex Addiction Therapy. Ian also undertakes work at the University of Sheffield where he gained experience working with adults and young adults (18-25).

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Justin is a qualified relationship therapist and holds specialisms in both Sex Addiction and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Justin has a background in the charity sector where he was the Operational Lead of a Therapy Service.

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Peter has a background working with individuals with various relationship and addiction issues.

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​John originally started with Relate in 2006 and trained as a Systemic Relationship and Family counsellor. Since then he has gone on to qualify as a Psychosexual Therapist and more recently trained to specialise

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​Cecily is a sex and love addiction counsellor, psychosexual therapist, and sexuality educator. Her experience in

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Regional & International Associates

In addition to our key team members, we also have a team of regional associates providing individual and couple therapy around the UK and group work in other parts of the world. For more details about any of these associates and services please contact us.

Lighthouse Arabia, Dubai

Santella, Plymouth

Nederlands Centrum voor Seksverslaving, Amsterdam

Katrina, Sheffield

Louise, Oxford

Jillian, Leicester

Virginia, Burgess Hill