Meet the Innisfree team
ROB WATT | DIRECTOR
FdSc. Addiction Counselling, Cert. Sex Addiction, MBACP & ATSAC
Rob is the founder and clinical lead of Innisfree Therapy and has extensive experience of working with addiction, trauma and associated disorders. He founded Innisfree as he is committed to providing a high standard of care to individuals and couples affected by sexual compulsivity and addiction, recognizing that it is important to provide time and space for this process. Alongside an extraordinary team, Rob has developed a model of working in direct response to the very specific needs of individuals and couples presenting with the consequences of this devastating compulsion. Rob is well known and highly regarded in the field, having worked as a therapist and supervisor at a number of addiction treatment centres in the UK. He also delivers sex addiction and substance addiction training to clinicians both in and outside the UK. Innisfree grew from Rob’s fundamental belief in the power of the group dynamic, to reduce shame and facilitate change for those affected by addiction and associated relational disorders. Rob has managed the addictions treatment team at a leading private psychiatric hospital, sat on the Board of ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) and ran a successful private practice on Harley Street for many years.
KATHARINA WATT | DIRECTOR
MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Cert. Sex Addiction, UKCP (accred.) MBACP (reg.)
Kat is Co-Director of Innisfree Therapy and a skilled and experienced integrative psychotherapist. In addition to assessments and individual 1-1 therapy sessions with sex addicts and the partners of sex addicts, Kat facilitates weekly psychotherapy groups and monthly aftercare groups for the partners of sex addicts and co-facilitates treatment planning and facilitated disclosure sessions at Innisfree. Kat’s extensive experience in the addiction field includes working in abstinence-based residential addiction treatment centres, community projects and private practice in Berlin, Portugal, Surrey and London for twenty years. In her own development as a practitioner she has integrated and drawn influence from a number of principal theories and practices, notably attachment theory, existential and relational psychotherapy models, cognitive behavioural therapy, family work, mindfulness and breath experience. Kat holds an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre/Middlesex University) and is a UKCP accredited and BACP registered psychotherapist and counsellor; she has completed training in sex addiction and is a registered member of ATSAC, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. Kat is fluent in English, German and Portuguese.
LISA GLYNN | COUPLES AND PSYCHOSEXUAL THERAPIST
MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy, PG Dip. in Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, BA Hons, BACP (accred), COSRT regd.
Lisa is a Couple and Individual Psychotherapist with a Masters in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy. She has worked for many years at the prestigious Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, both as an Assessor and counselling Couples on their relational and sexual problems. Lisa creates a bespoke programme for each client or couple which takes into account past influences but works equally with the “here and now” dynamics of the therapy room. Treatment may involve a sexual behavioural programme or use of cognitive techniques. Lisa’s clients have regularly experienced significant levels of positive change in their relationships and taken away from the work a deeper and more helpful understanding of themselves and of their partner.
STEPHEN FATUGA | ADDICTION THERAPIST
BSc Hons Addiction Counselling, FDAP, Cert. Sex Addiction
Steve has worked in the addiction field for over a decade. He has extensive clinical experience of working with addictions in private as well as third sector settings and has acted as a consultant and policy adviser for private treatment centres in the US and Asia. His experience in the voluntary sector includes working with The Prince’s Trust and The Big Issue. Steve is known for his creative approach to the therapeutic relationship and he brings a wealth of knowledge and rich experience to our team given his own work in creative industries. Steve sees clients for individual sessions and co-facilitates group work at Innisfree Therapy.
LOMA TAI | COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
MA Counselling Psychology, MBACP (reg.), EMDR & Sensorimotortherapy
Loma has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and further qualifications in EMDR, Sensorimotor psychotherapy and art therapy. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings in the UK and the United Arab Emirates, including hospitals and residential treatment facilities. Loma is a practioner of Mindfulness based Psychotherapy and is passionate about the integration of modern paradigms of neuroscience and more traditional contemplative practices. Loma has particular experience in the treatment of trauma which often accompanies addiction, using techniques such as EMDR and Sensorimotortherapy. Loma is bilingual in Arabic and English.
JOSÉ PEREIRA | COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
MSc Addictions Counselling, Cert. Sex Addiction
José is an Addiction Therapist at Innisfree holding an MSc in Counselling. He has been working in the field of addiction and associated disorders since 2003 gaining extensive experience working with compulsive behaviours, mental health and substance addictions. Over the years Jose has worked primarily in leading residential treatment facilities as therapist, head therapist and clinic manager overseeing teams of multidisciplinary clinicians. He has worked individually with clients over extended periods of time affording the opportunity for long term and sustainable recovery and change. As an integrative therapist with long experience working in the addiction field, José provides a range of different models and concepts of therapy, such as CBT, CAT, MI, Relapse Prevention, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Gestalt. He facilitates psycho educational workshops and interpersonal group therapy as well as individual therapy at Innisfree therapy. José is fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
SAM TIPPLES | ADDICTION THERAPIST
FdSc Addiction Counselling FDAP (accred.)
Sam has worked in the addiction field gaining experience in both private and charitable sectors. This includes delivering a 28-42 day residential addiction treatment programme in a leading psychiatric private hospital and an outpatient programme for a charitable organisation, working with ex-offenders and the homeless breaking the chain of addiction. Sam qualified in Experiential Training Methods from Onsite, Tennessee and incorporates her experience in applying experiential methods when treating clients with trauma, addiction, sexual and intimacy issues, eating disorders, co-dependency and low self-worth into her work at Innisfree as another way for clients to connect. She is creative and is particularly interested in trauma but encourages being in the “here and now” to be able to work safely. Sam sees clients for individual sessions, facilitates workshops and co-facilitates group therapy at Innisfree Therapy.
DR KIRSTY LOUDON | INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST
MBChB, MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, UKCP (accred.) MBACP (reg.)
Originally qualifying and working as a doctor in the NHS, Kirsty has over 15 years’ clinical experience. Additionally holding a Master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, she has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, addiction clinics and in the private sector. She uses an individualistic approach inspired by relational, existential and psychodynamic thinking, seeking to understand how each client experiences addiction and compulsivity within the context of their current life, whilst considering how their past may be contributing. Kirsty’s dual medical and psychotherapeutic qualifications and experience afford her a unique perspective in working with clients towards change. She sees clients on a 1-1 basis as part of the Innisfree Therapy team.
RICHARD TURRELL | COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
We are very excited to have Richard joining the team at the end of July.