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 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 UK based Clinical Associates, we also work alongside a number of international Associates and organisations who provide individual sex addiction and porn addiction counselling, and group work in their country.

Dr Paula Hall
Dr Paula Hall
Paula has been a therapist for nearly 30 years and has been specialising in sex and pornography addiction for over 15 years.
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Nick
Nick
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
Anita
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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Cecily
Cecily
​Cecily is a sex and love addiction counsellor, psychosexual therapist, and sexuality educator. Her experience in
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Christine
Christine
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
Doug
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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Emma
Emma
Emma has been working as a counsellor for 22 years. She originally worked as a nurse and midwife within the NHS before
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Gabriel
Gabriel
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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Ian
Ian
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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John
John
​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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Jillian
Jillian
Jillian originally trained with Relate as Couple Therapist in 2006 and went on to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
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Julie
Julie
Julie is a therapist whose clinical background has focused on working with individuals experiencing addiction and relationship issues
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Justin
Justin
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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Louise
Louise
Louise has worked as a counsellor for 15 years, specialising in relationship counselling and more recently sex addiction
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Peter
Peter
Peter has a background working with individuals with various relationship and addiction issues.
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Saidat
Saidat
Saidat embarked on his counselling training journey in 1999 - completing in 2011 whilst working as a volunteer
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Simon
Simon
Simon is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience providing counselling, training and consultancy
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Siobhan
Siobhan
Siobhan started her career as a therapist 20 years ago when she joined her local Rape Crisis as a volunteer counsellor,
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Taner
Taner
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Virginia
Virginia
Virginia qualified as a Humanistic Counsellor in 2010, running a practice using person centred and TA approaches
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Regional & International Associates

In addition to our UK-based associates, we also have a team of international associates providing a range of services around the world. All international associates have been trained at the Laurel Centre and some are licensed to provide the Hall Recovery Course.  For more details about any of these associates and services please contact us.

Charlie Mansel-Pleydell Johannesburg,
Karoliina Vuohtoniemi Helsinki, Finland,
Lighthouse Arabia Dubai,
Natalia Smogulecka Radzimowice, Poland,
Nederlands Centrum voor Seksverslaving Amsterdam ,
Nova Vida Recovery Antwerp, Belgium,
Tanja Gluckstadt Copenhagen, Denmark,