Meet the Innisfree team
ROB WATT | DIRECTOR
FdSc. Addiction Counselling, Cert. Compulsive Behaviour, 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 compulsive sexual behaviour 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. Compulsive Behaviours, 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 those affected by compulsive behaviour, Kat facilitates weekly psychotherapy groups and monthly aftercare groups for those suffering from relational trauma 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.
JOSÉ PEREIRA | CLINICAL MANAGER
MSc 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.
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.
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.
EMMA SALES | SYSTEMIC & FAMILY PSYCHOTHERAPIST
MSc in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy, UKCP member, Association for Family Therapy member MBACP (reg.)
Emma is a Systemic Psychotherapist and Systemic Supervisor with a Masters in Systemic & Family Psychotherapy. She has worked for many years in a variety of settings including adult and child mental health within the NHS, criminal justice organisations; and within the social care sector of a local authority. Emma has experience in facilitating multifamily therapy groups as well as running groups for both adults and young people; and working with couples, individuals and families of all ages. She offers a safe space in which clients are able to explore difficulties and facilitate positive change. She is transparent and collaborative in her approach, helping to improve relationships and overcome challenges. In family therapy, relationships are thought to form a key part of the emotional health of each member within that family. It is not surprising therefore, that families and those in close relationships sometimes get into difficulties due to their differences; or feel the strain when loved ones have troubles. The systemic approach helps family members work together to find ways of overcoming distress, misunderstanding or pain affecting their relationships and putting a strain on the family unit- much like how different parts of the human body work together to help heal a broken bone or fight an infection. It is sensitive to diverse family forms, respecting the importance of each persons’ beliefs, culture and life experiences, making it a useful approach for people of all ages and backgrounds. Emma has a particular interest in attachment trauma and how this impacts on relationships and emotional wellbeing.
KATE McGUIRE | THERAPIST
MA Creative Arts Therapies, EMDR Certified Therapist, Trainee in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, HCPC member, COSRT (reg.),
Kate is an Art Psychotherapist, certified EMDR practitioner and advanced trainee psychosexual therapist with 7 years of clinical experience. She has practiced in a variety of settings across Montreal, New York and London, including the NHS, criminal justice institutions and within the social care sector of a local authority. Working extensively with complex trauma in all its forms from attachment disruptions and loss to abuse and neglect, Kate is skilled at providing holistic assessment and bespoke treatment using a combination of verbal and non-verbal approaches. Her focus is on helping clients to access unconscious material, develop new insights and integrate their experiences leading to sustainable internal change and reconnection with the self. Kate is presently completing a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy through the Centre for Psychosexual Health in London. She provides individual, couple and group sessions to treat psychosexual health issues, relationship difficulties and compulsive sexual behaviours at Innisfree Therapy.
JAMES FERGUSON | THERAPIST
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP (reg.)
James graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Since then he has managed his own private practice and worked as a specialist counsellor in addiction. James has lived experience of compulsive behaviour and this formed the basis of his Masters dissertation. He has an active interest in men’s issues and in working with clients and families impacted by autism and addiction (both substance and behavioural). James is currently studying for a diploma in CSB. Prior to qualifying as a therapist James worked as journalist, television reporter and producer, and a film director in a media career spanning over 30 years, operating in the UK, Eastern Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Innisfree James worked as a therapist with NHS patients, private health patients and delivered services for third sector organisations. As a broadcaster James worked for Sky News, Yorkshire Television, HTV and Channel One. and TV-am and his documentary “Red for Life” exploring footballer Bobby Charlton’s 50 years at Manchester United was nominated for an RTS award. As a journalist James worked for The Scotsman, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. He is also a published writer and co-author of “The Official Encyclopaedia of Manchester United”.
MAGDA PIESIEWICZ | TRAINEE PSYCHOSEXUAL THERAPIST
MSc Psychology, Trainee in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, COSRT (reg.),
Magda is Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist Trainee with an MSc in Psychology. Over the past years, Magda studied Psychotherapy at Regents University and is currently finalising her Post Graduate Diploma at Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology in Cambridge. Magda has previous experience in the field of Mental Health, working in a SEN School for young adults suffering from severe autism and by volunteering for SANE, a helpline for people with mental distress. She is currently undertaking her student placement and working with individuals and couples. In her work she is aiming to create a non-judgmental, supportive space where she encourages openness and honesty, embracing the diversity and uniqueness of her clients. As a Psychosexual therapist, Magda applies a pluralistic approach, taking in to account the socio-cultural and psychological factors influencing treatment. Magda adopts a range of diverse, evidence-based and client focused interventions whilst maintaining the centrality of therapeutic alliance. Magda is fluent in English and Polish.
JORDAN DIXON | TRAINEE PSYCHOSEXUAL THERAPIST
London Foundation cert. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Trainee in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, Trainee member of COSRT, NCP and BACP
Jordan studied Psychology and Counselling before going into her studies Psychosexual Relationship Therapy. Jordan sees eroticism as an important dimension of human essence. Jordan has a grounded, thoughtful, and relational style and is passionately curious in unlocking human potential. She believes there are no limits in our awareness and growth and towards achieving optimal sexuality. Born in Yorkshire with Chinese and Spanish heritage and a background in Social Policy and Sociology she has been described with an innate awareness and intersectional understanding of the many barriers people face in society that inhibits access to our erotic selves. This balances Jordan in a multicultural, nuanced, non judgmental and trauma informed relational way of thinking. The psychotherapeutic approach she employs with individuals and couples is multidisciplinary, integrative humanistic. Fusing psychodynamic, existential, gestalt, person-centered with attachment theory, queer theory and transfeminism with holistic approaches to health and wellness. Working alongside clients she regards her role as empowering clients, support and guiding them through that process, achieving sustainable internal changes leading to expansive growth as a result. She believes therapy should help clients connect to their own power within and access insight to identify the tools required to work through underlying root causes. Jordan strives to create a comfortable atmosphere in sessions and is sensitive to helping people who have had negative experiences in therapy in the past. Jordan is GSD affirming. GSD being the preferred acronym that goes beyond the exclusivity and restrictions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) which includes everyone on the gender spectrum and diverse sexualities and practices including BDSM/Kink, asexualities, consensual and non-monogamies. She regards social inter-connectedness, freedom, sovereignty, and the right to self-determination as pre-requisites towards enriching and forging deeper long-lasting connections and change-oriented harmony.