About Our Therapists

We are proud to be able to offer you Psychotherapy and Counselling with our team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals.

We are able to offer general counselling for issues such as anxiety, depression and loss of direction to name but a few. We also have a team of specialists in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, who can work with you to explore concerns within your relationships and your sexual life including your sexual interests both within a relationship and alone.

We are also able to offer low-cost subsidised therapy sessions with a number of our therapists who have a wide range of skills and training and are completing post-graduate qualifications.

We are proud to be able to offer you Psychotherapy and Counselling with our team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals.

We are able to offer general counselling for issues such as anxiety, depression and loss of direction to name but a few. We also have a team of specialists in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, who can work with you to explore concerns within your relationships and your sexual life including your sexual interests both within a relationship and alone.

We are also able to offer low-cost subsidised therapy sessions with a number of our therapists who have a wide range of skills and training and are completing post-graduate qualifications.

Cassandra Jay

BSc (Hons) Psych, HNC ECS, CSAT Sex Add. PGDipl PSRT, PGDip CplPsych,  Qualified Clinical Supervisor, EFS & ESSM International Certified Psycho-sexologist, COSRT Accredited

Clinical Director and Founder

Psychosexual, Relationship & Forensic Psychotherapist

Clinical and Training Supervisor

Our Therapists - Cassandra Jay

Cassandra is the Founder & Clinical Director of The Caesura Centre. She is a Psychosexual, Relationship and Forensic Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor and spends her time split between online practice and the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Harley Street practices.

Cassandra is also certified by the European Society for Sexual Medicine as an international Psycho-sexologist. She has won awards for Psychotherapist of the Year, Excellence in LGBT Aware Therapy and her practice has won awards for Excellence in Psychotherapy Care Services and Counselling Service of the Year.

Cassandra has completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology and uses this knowledge to inform her work, she has also completed her Masters level, post-graduate diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and has undertaken extensive specialist sexual compulsivity and addiction training with Patrick Carnes and other pioneers in the field and holds a Level 4 qualification in Counselling Skills and an HNC in Early Childhood Studies with extensive study in child/parental relationships and attachment. Cassandra is currently working towards her professional doctorate with the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology (Tavistock Relationships).

Cassandra is committed to on-going personal and professional development and has taught and attended a number of courses and seminars in the areas of Psychology, Counselling and Sexuality. She also specialises in working with sexual and gender diversity clients including the LGBTTQQIP2SAA + community as individuals and couples, and this is work that Cassandra is passionate about.

In addition to this, she has extensive experience spanning 15 years of specialist work with individuals and couples (including non-monogamous and polyamorous couples and those with interests in a variety of kink and fetish behaviours).

Additionally, Cassandra works with those convicted of sexual offences including supporting court cases and working with solicitors, probation and social services.

Cassandra’s therapeutic approach is clinically directive and integrative and incorporates elements of Person-centred therapy, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic theory, Gestalt and Imago therapies with a particular interest in therapeutic metaphors and employs a systemic approach. These can be explained in further detail during the initial therapy session.

Cassandra regularly appears as a guest speaker at schools, colleges & media events throughout the UK. She is experienced at diagnosing and treating sexually compulsive behaviour including issues with the use of pornography and codependent patterns of behaviour. She also works extensively with the partners and families of those with behavioural and chemical addictions.

Cassandra has also provided advice to numerous television productions and works with those in the public eye to understand the effect of fame on mental health and well-being and how to work healthily in this field.

Cassandra has a specialism in OCD and is qualified in assessing and diagnosing OCD. She is a member of OCD-UK and also works therapeutically with intrusive thoughts, hoarding behaviours and assisting those who would like to introduce systems for organisation into their lives.

Cassandra is a Fully Accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), A Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), an affiliate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of  The National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP), The Association for Family Therapy (AFT), Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) and OCD-UK (Please see the OCD, Hoarding and Organising services page for more information on Cassandra’s work in this area). Cassandra holds full public indemnity insurance. She is also a member of the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and The International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP).

Cassandra is committed to providing non-biased professional psychotherapy in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment where clients can feel free to discuss and explore any issues that they would like to. Cassandra works with individuals, couples, young people, family groups and business partnerships.

Our Therapists - Cassandra Jay

Roz McGregor

Ad Dip PC, MHS, MNCS Accred, Cert Hyp CS

General Counsellor

Our Therapists - Roz McGregor

Roz is a qualified and experienced counsellor providing an empathic, non-judgemental, confidential environment which encourages clients to bring whatever they want into the sessions. Her aim is to help clients to feel safe in sharing their emotions and to work at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Having lived abroad for many years, Roz’ background allows her to communicate with people from all walks of life and her experience working as a volunteer with the NSPCC has given her the opportunity to recognise the many different issues people can face and how lonely depression and anxiety can be.

Roz offers general counselling to individuals and the issues that she sees most frequently in her day to day work are Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Grief, OCD, Low Self-esteem, Anger, Addictions and Abuse.

Roz’ broad experience encourages you to explore your past, face hurdles in the present and make positive changes for the future. Working together as a team means that you, the client, are always at the centre of the sessions.

Roz has completed a Certificate in Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression and is a contributor to Loughborough University Mindfulness Research Program. Roz has also completed the SANDS (stillbirth & neonatal death charity) Bereavement Care Training Programme and Bereavement Masterclass.

Our Therapists - Roz McGregor

Adele Swift

BA (Hons) Business, PGDip, COSRT Reg

Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist

Our Therapists - Adele Swift

Adele offers therapy for individuals and couples with relationship and/or sexual problems. She is a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (accredited by COSRT and Middlesex University). Adele is a registered member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a member of BACP and holds a qualification in relationship therapy from the organisation Relate.

Having gained a degree in business and spending 20 years in the commercial world, Adele took a total change in career direction and studied for her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy so that she could follow her passion for helping people with relationship, personal and sexual problems.

She encourages couples and individuals to be truly honest with themselves, and each other, to think about their own needs as well as their partners. Adele has a pragmatic, directive approach and helps clients to work towards achievable goals and to consider difficulties that could lie in the future and help them with strategies to deal with them.

Adele’s belief in using an integrative approach to therapy was established through her training for her London Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy. Using a combination of psychotherapy and psychosexual and relationship therapy tools and techniques, Adele understands the importance of the individual, and adapts her therapeutic approach to fit the needs of an individual client, or couple, and their problems.

Adele enjoys many aspects of her role as a sex and relationship therapist including helping people who may have difficulties in achieving the sexual life that they desire, or who find themselves not enjoying a sexual relationship as they feel they would like to. She finds it rewarding to help struggling couples who may have lost interest in each other over time, or are dealing with the aftermath of infidelity.

Adele has attended training sessions concerning controlling and coercive behaviour in relationships, identifying sexual addiction and on understanding the dynamics and issues surrounding polyamorous relationships. She is a kink aware therapist and is happy to work with those in polyamorous and open relationships, she also has experience of working with the LGBTQ + community. Her studies and interests also include finding self-motivation and achieving goals.

Our Therapists - Adele Swift

Annabel Turner

Trainee Counsellor

Our Therapists - Annabel Turner

Annabel is currently studying for her Level 4 Diploma in integrative therapeutic counselling. Adopting an integrative approach allows Annabel to meet each client’s individuality and diversity with a wholesome approach whilst working with client topics using a number of therapeutic skills and tools tailored specifically for each individual. Annabel has knowledge of Humanistic theory, CBT and Transactional Analysis. With a keen interest in Psychodynamic theory and Schema therapy which she will go onto study at an advanced level in the near future.

With personal and professional experience of dealing with many topics including anxiety, depression, ADHD, loss, bereavement, abuse, stress, addictions, anger, unhealthy coping behaviours, abandonment, relationships, failure, self-esteem and co-dependency. Annabel holds an empathic space of safety for her clients to join her and share their lived experiences confidentially and one that promotes mental wellbeing.

Annabel is also a Reiki Master and meditation facilitator outside of the counselling room and feels these practices help with introspection and connection to self which is sometimes lost with the madness of our everyday world. Annabel says “Slowing down enough to hear our innate thoughts, feelings, fears and senses is not an easy task, but one that’s rewarding, empowering and a great tool to be able to lose the externalised valuing process and connect inwards, no one knows YOU better than YOU”.

Annabel is Student member of the BACP.

Our Therapists - Annabel Turner

Andria O’Donovan

Bsc (Physio) Reg(COSRT)

Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist

Our Therapists - Andria O’Donovan

Andria is a qualified & registered Relationship & Psychosexual Therapist, Andria helps anyone needing support with the often challenging world of relationships. These include relationship with self, intimate relationships, relationships with parents, children or friendships, and workplace relationships.

Andria also works with individuals and couples to discuss and resolve issues with sexual & intimacy difficulties, arguments, communication difficulties, sex and porn addiction, low desire, sexual difficulties such as erectile difficulties & vaginism and infidelity.

A physiotherapist & Yoga Instructor Andria also holds an Advanced Diploma in Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaching. She has also completed a diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed schools and Communities and is an IMAGO Facilitator. Andria is a group Facilitator with AWARE, a charity supporting people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions.

Using a counselling (understanding the past) & coaching (creating the future) approach, Andria provides a relaxed and non-judgemental space so that clients feel supported and understood and can safely explore, heal & grow and create the life & relationships they desire. A change in thinking from ‘what’s wrong with me?’ to ‘what happened to me…’, can free client’s from shame and guilt and allow them to be more compassionate towards themselves on their healing journey.

Our Therapists - Andria O’Donovan

Ros Rheinberg

BA (Hons), MA, DCounsPsych, PGDip CBT, PGDip Psychodynamic Practice, Diploma in Child Therapy, COSRT Student Member, Clinical Supervisor

Counselling Psychologist

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Ros is a counselling psychologist, couple & individual psychotherapist, relationship counsellor, child & adolescent therapist and 2nd year student in psychosexual & relationship therapy with the London Diploma course.

With an extensive background in nursing, Ros has experience working in the NHS and third sector, providing therapy for survivors of abuse and trauma, as well as in schools, university counselling and with Relate.

She offers an empathic, non-discriminatory approach, which is informed by the needs of the client, clients or couple. Her theoretical approach is integrative, offering a safe and respectful space in which to explore difficult emotions and experiences. Sometimes therapy may be more directive or educational if appropriate, but always guided by the clients’ needs and goals. Ros works with all configurations of relationship, especially inclusive of LGBTQ+ clients. She believes that from the moment of birth we have a deep drive to connect deeply to others.
Ros is an accredited member of BACP, BABCP and HCPC.

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Rawia Mohamed

Level 2. 3 and 4 Counselling Skills

Trainee Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

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Rawia is a Trainee Pluralistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in her final year of training for her Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice.

She also works as a Senior Support Worker for Response, a recovery CAMHS unit in the heart of Oxford working within secondary care around professional clinicians, as part of a support service to our adult clients emotional and medical needs through a stepped service during their recovery and building their autonomy.

She is passionate about her commitment to supporting her clients safety and at the heart of who she is, her natural empathic nature allows her to safeguard and provide empathy and genuineness to clients at a time in their lives where they have been struggling and are on the road to self-development and working through challenging times.

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Marilyn Thomas

Qualified Psychotherapist and Trainee Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist

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Marilyn is a qualified psychotherapist with over 4 years’ experience, and a registered member of the BACP, bound by their code of ethics, providing counselling and psychotherapy. She has worked with a diverse range of clients with an array of differing issues and her therapeutic approach is integrative, which involves drawing upon different modalities in order to best suit the needs of each individual within a non-judgmental, safe and gentle space.

Marilyn works extensively with diverse groups of people in supporting a range of presenting issues including psychosexual presentations and age gap relationships. As a trainee Psychosexual and relationship therapist, she has a passion for working with both couples and individuals, assisting them to work through issues which affect their confidence, relationships, self-esteem and sex life.

She is a Student Member of the College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

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Bankole Jaiyeoba

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Group facilitation key concept skills and personal development

Qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and Trainee Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist

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Bankole is a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and trainee Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist offering counselling for individuals or couples. He is a fully insured and supervised member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within their Ethical Framework.

Bankole see clients with common problems such as lack of desire, erectile difficulties, sexual pain and pornography.
He has extensive experience working with anger, trauma, abuse and relationships, and believes that our early childhood relationships hold keys to how we navigate the world.

Bankole offers both short term and open ended therapy and aims to create a safe, consistent, confidential space where you can express your thoughts and feelings and speak about your current and past challenges to helping you gain greater self-awareness.

Bankole believes that it is important to be acknowledged and understood, at your pace, and he aims to help you feel more self-aware, to understand the feelings that play a big part in who you are and how you behave. He describes himself as warm, down to earth, professional, supportive, curious and gently challenging.

Bankole also runs a weekly mens group in London Bridge where men can find strength in shared experiences, support each other, and heal through self-reflection. The aim is to learn, nurture and heal, providing a blueprint for living in an increasingly challenging world.

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Catharine Shorrocks

Trainee Therapeutic Counsellor


Catharine is currently studying for her Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, taking an integrative humanistic approach and specialising in Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt.

Catharine’s aim is to establish a warm, safe and confidential space in which we can explore what is troubling to you. Working together in a therapeutic relationship, we can start to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, in a collaborative and non-judgemental way.

Catharine is passionate that counselling is a way of thinking, with care, about the roots of problems, how they have developed, and how you can make changes to live life differently.

Catharine is a student member of the BACP.


Danny Thomas-Wallis

Qualified Existential-Analytic Psychotherapist

Trainee Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist

Danny Thomas-Wallis

Danny is an Existential-Analytic Psychotherapist and trainee Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapist. He aims to help clients ignite change and help individuals and couples achieve a positive self-image, healthy relationships, and a more gratifying life.

Danny specialises in working with anxiety, depression, or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. Despair and turmoil are often a result of difficulties with love, loss, and complex personal relationships. Danny offers a place to talk about this, where suffering and turmoil can lead to insight, empowerment, problem-solving, self-acceptance, and the freedom to choose your path and constructively manage your life experiences.
Having worked in the NHS IAPT, The Crisis Team, and private practice, he has developed a unique set of skills to help individuals who are experiencing depression and complex mental health difficulties.

As clients explore and learn about their inner world, they will become more able to express their emotional needs. He hopes that in working together, clients will begin to feel less isolated and alone through developing greater self-awareness, communication skills, and a greater capacity for emotional connection and intimacy.

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Laura Neville

BA (Hons) Business and Environment

Office Manager and PA to Clinical Director

Laura is our Office Manager and PA to the Clinical Director at The Caesura Centre. She will often be the first point of contact at the centre, via telephone or E-mail.

Laura has worked within quality management and project management roles for both the education and healthcare industries, over the past 15 years. She has worked with organisational bodies, learned societies and other healthcare organisations. She has a keen interest in wellbeing and positive mental health care.

Laura is a very friendly, caring and approachable person. Her aim is to help you to feels as comfortable as possible when enquiring or attending your sessions.

Ashley Lodge

BA (Hons) Philosophy, PGCE

Centre Mindfulness Lead

Ashley is the Mindfulness Lead for the Caesura Centre. He holds a degree in Philosophy from Southampton University and PGCE from Cambridge University. Ashley discovered mindfulness when he attended the eight-week MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) course at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in 2013. After several years of personal practice, he then trained as a Workplace Mindfulness teacher with The Mindfulness Exchange in 2016. Starting in 2017 he then became the Mindfulness Lead for Pearson, a multinational educational company. He is currently the Head of Wellbeing for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

He oversees their mindfulness programme and has trained over 500 of their employees in mindfulness. In 2019 he attended the Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s teacher training course on delivering the Frantic World curriculum which he uses as the basis for the courses he runs at the Caesura Centre. Ashley is also qualified as an ILM Level 5 coach. In addition to his work at the Centre he runs his own mindfulness and coaching consultancy www.mindfulnessandcoaching.co.uk