Basic Data

Name

Selena Doggett-Jones

Membership

Accredited

Registration Number

546

Supervisor Number

113

Town/City

London

County/Area

Central and North London

Postcode(s)

N6, N19, N8, N2, N5, N10, NW5, N7, N4, NW3, NW1, WC1

Country

England

Telephone

07766331845

Email

selena@highgatetherapy.co.uk

Website

http://www.highgatetherapy.co.uk

Twitter

Selena Doggett-Jones @SelenaDJones1

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/www.highgatetherapy.co.uk

Standard Therapists Data

Qualified Psychosexual Therapist

Yes

Practising Psychosexual Therapist

Yes

Accepted Referrals

Professional referrals, GP referrals, Self referrals

Therapy Services Provided For

Individuals, Couples

Accredited Therapists Extended Profile

Psychosexual Therapy Qualifications

 

2018 Foundation Course. British Infertility Counselling Association.  Manchester

2016 Diploma (PG level) in Transpersonal Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education London

2015 Professional Certificate in the use of Mindfulness in Therapy, Mindfulness Institute, London
2014 Diploma (PG level) Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, NAOS Institute, London.
2010 PGDip Relationship/Psychosexual Therapy, Relate Institute accredited by Hull University
2005 Advanced Diploma Women’s Health, Middlesex University
1997 Associate Degree in Adult Nursing, Beth Israel School of Nursing , New York.
1995 BA New York State University Acting

Specialisation

Relationship/couple therapy, sex and intimacy problems, clinical supervision and consultancy. I see people with a range of issues which may be related to, among others, communication difficulties, physiological problems, chronic or traumatic illness, anxiety, cultural /religious influences, gender identity and sexual orientation, sexual compulsivity, fertility problems and bereavement. I have also worked for many years as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health.

Core Profession

Relationship and PsychosexualTherapy , Clinical Supervision and Consultancy.

Supervisor

Accredited Supervisor

Languages Therapy Offered In

English.

Extended Profile

Most people have anxieties about relationships, intimacy and sexual difficulties at some point in their lives.  Relationship and psychosexual therapy offers the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a therapist specially trained in this area of work in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. I have also worked for many years as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health within the NHS.

Until the service closed in June 2017 I was the manager and service provider for the psychosexual service for Whittington Health NHS Foundation Trust.  I have a private practice in Highgate, Islington and Euston.

I see a varied client group for both short and longer term therapy. I work with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, cultures, religious beliefs, and social backgrounds. I see both people who are in relationships and those who are not, working towards an agreed, and realistic goal for therapy. This goal is fluid and can be modified as work progresses.

I am happy for you to contact me by email or phone. You can also look at my website http://www.highgatetherapy.co.uk.  Some of the problems that people might bring are:

Premarriage counselling
Relationship difficulties
Painful sex
Problems with getting or maintaining erections
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Loss of interest or enjoyment in sex
Difficulty in reaching climax
Compulsive/addictive sexual problems
Problems associated with menopause
Sexual trauma and phobias
Concerns about sexual fantasies or practises or those of your partner(s)
Sexual problems related to related to chronic disease, accidental trauma, surgery, cancer treatment and skin conditions
Relationship and sexual issues related to terminal illness
Sexually transmitted infections
Infertility
Conflict and/or fear of pregnancy
Gender and sexuality concerns
Cultural and religious influences
Lack of knowledge about sex

Kink friendly

Relationship and psychosexual therapy is a talking therapy but you may be asked to practise some helpful practical techniques in the privacy of your own home. Sessions are usually weekly and the number of session required is variable and influenced by the pace at which the client feels comfortable to work.  Therapy can be short or long term and open to review at any time.

Supervision

I have supervised NHS doctors, nurses and health advisors and also therapists in private practice.  My area of expertise is in relationship and psychosexual therapy and I take an integrative approach.  As well as regular supervision I am also happy to do one off consultations for therapists and students seeking help to support a client wishing to bring sex into the therapy room which, therapists not trained in this area might find challenging.  I also offer coaching for therapists new to private practice.

I am an recommended supervisor for students on the Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy run by The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London.

I see supervision as an opportunity for the therapist/clinician to reflect on their practice and examine their rationale for any interventions.  It is also about looking at transference and counter transference and how this might contribute positively  or compromise the work.  It is useful to look at parallel process in the supervision session when it arises.  Supervision is about protecting and supporting the therapist to guard against ‘burn out’ and together being mindful of ethical issues and how to manage the work load.  It is also about protecting the client and being curious about how the therapist’s personal life may be impacting on the therapeutic process.  I take an integrative approach to supervision with experienced therapists and a developmental approach with students.

I regard supervision as a partnership and expect the people I supervise to prepare for sessions so that they can get the most out of them.  I want them to feel comfortable and to feel able to reflect and assess the process so that we can look together at being creative and flexible in order to meet their supervision needs.

Consultancy and Training

I have run workshops for young women for Breast Cancer Care, looking at the challenges to intimacy post surgery.  I recently spent five years as a professional development tutor at University College London Medical School.  I have run ‘The Healing Voice’ workshop for NHS clinical staff and presentations for Hospice staff on ‘sexuality and intimacy in the terminally ill’.  I have also been the nurse lead for the continuing professional development training mornings within a large NHS sexual health service.

Information on these workshops is available on request.  I can also develop workshops and training sessions according to client needs. Please contact me by phone or email if you would like further information on either supervision, training or consultancy.