June 2024

Judi is a Consultant Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist *. She has over 40 years of clinical, teaching, mentoring and supervisory experience and has been awarded Fellowship of both COSRT and the National Council of Psychotherapists.

Following a career in social work and as a joint investigation training officer for statutory and non statutory agencies Judi trained as a psychotherapist, group psychotherapist and facilitator. Her initial training in psychotherapy was at the University of Surrey with John Heron and James Kilty. Judi originally trained as a psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist at St. George's Hospital, London. She has also trained in Family Mediation.

Judi was the first person in the UK to be awarded an MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. She is also one of the few people in the UK to hold the European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Judi holds UKCP accreditation and is a Senior Accredited Member of COSRT as well as holding COSRT supervisor recognition. Judi was awarded Fellowship status with the National Counselling Society (NCS) in 2014.

Alongside Anita Sullivan, Judi has provided a variety of short and long training events for over 25 years both at undergraduate and post graduate levels. For five years Judi and Anita ran the highly successful London Diploma. From 2012 Bernd Leygraf has co-directed with Judi following Anita's semi-retirement from the profession.

Judi has co-founded several successful organisations and training programmes, these include The Incest Intervention Project, CPPD, and the COSRT-approved course at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust. With Bernd Leygraf she co-authored and led the MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy and Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy courses. She also co-authored and led the Master's programmes at London's South Bank and Middlesex Universities in psychotherapy and psychosexual therapy. For many years Judi was actively involved with BASRT (now COSRT) and AHPP (UKCP member organisations).

Judi has contributed to several academic journals, published a number of articles, spoken on radio and appeared on television both in the UK and overseas. She is a regular conference speaker and work shop facilitator in the UK and abroad whilst also maintaining links with a major international organisational development consultancy working in developing countries. Judi has recently had her work published and her book 'In the Footsteps of the Fathers – psychosexual therapy with the Orthodox Jewish community – an overview from the therapists chair ' has been described as 'a book written with respect and sensitivity and a fascinating read'.

Judi leads a busy private practice in London. For eight years she was the Clinical Director and Lead of Ealing Abbey Counselling Service, one of the largest counselling charities in London. Judi regularly teaches on the Advanced Diploma in Couples work on behalf of NAOS. Judi is also a co-founder of the Relationship Resolve conciliation and conflict resolution service.

Judi is course consultant to the one year Foundation Certificate Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy Skills and Theories.

Judi brings a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm to this LDPRT course.

* Awarded Consultant status by NAOS Institute for services to the profession in 2016.

Awarded Consultant status by the Whittington Hospital where she was employed as Clinical Director/Course Director The School of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 1991. With special responsibility for the Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapy department at the hospital.