Our Team

Our  team of professional sex and relationship specialists offer treatment approaches for a wide variety of sexual and relationship problems for both individuals and couples.

Julie Sale

Julie Sale

COSRT Accredited Sex & Relationship Therapist, Clinical Supervisor & CPS Clinical Director

Julie is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. She currently represents COSRT on the national Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy group, working towards establishing standards of education and practice in gender, sexual and relationship diversity in the health professions across the UK.

Julie is Clinical Director of our NHS contract and Director of the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology. She also runs a busy private practice in Letchworth Garden City.

Julie is a teaching faculty member and Research Supervisor for the BeeLeaf Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy running annual trainings on anxiety, OCD and human sexual development.

To contact Julie, email julie@contemporarypsychotherapy.co.uk

Krystal Woodbridge

Krystal Woodbridge

COSRT Accredited Sex and Relationship Therapist, Director Local Counselling Centre & Director Woodbridge Therapy

As well as being a COSRT Accredited Sex and Relationship Therapist, Krystal is also a qualified nurse and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Krystal is the Director of Local Counselling Centre (LCC), a high quality, accessible counselling service to local communities in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. She is also the Director of Woodbridge Therapy Ltd, a specialist Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy Centre in St Albans. Krystal is a former winner of the national COSRT post-graduate award for her work in the field of psychosexual therapy. Krystal is the COSRT Media Representative and manages the COSRT Media Team.

To contact Krystal, email krystal@contemporarypsychotherapy.co.uk

Lorraine McGinlay

Lorraine McGinlay

COSRT Accredited Sex & Relationship Therapist, Clinical Supervisor & CPS External Supervisor

Lorraine McGinlay is an Accredited member of BACP and COSRT and a Clinical Supervisor. Lorraine supports our NHS agreement in the role of Clinical Supervisor.

Lorraine was elected on to the board of trustees for COSRT in 2014 and takes an active role in their Media Team dealing with Press Enquiries and Social Media Strategy.

Lorraine has volunteered her time to support a wide range of disability organisations including Hertfordshire Action of Disability (HAD) and the MS Therapy Centre in which she previously held the position of Chair and was instrumental in modernising the centre and creating abroader spectrum of accessibility. She has been a key speaker at a wide range of local and national events which have included mental health, disability and sexual therapy. As well as a volunteer she fundraises for various charities including Cancer Hair Care, a local charity helping people deal with hair loss due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

To contact Lorraine, email lorraine@contemporarypsychotherapy.co.uk

Kirstie McEwan

Kirstie McEwan

COSRT Accredited Sex and Relationship Therapist & Pink Therapy Specialist Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist

Kirstie is an accredited member of COSRT and a registered member of BACP. Along with Julie she represents COSRT on the national Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy group. She has undertaken further specialist training with Pink Therapy to work with sexual and gender diversity, an area of therapy which is of particular importance to her in relation to her own life experience.

Kirstie is a core faculty member of the Diploma in Clinical Sexology offered by the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology where she teaches Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Kirstie started her journey of transition when she was 50 and completed this five years later. She now lives a happy and fulfilling life. It was her own experiences during the process of transition which drew her to therapy as a new profession; one which she has fully embraced. As part of her therapeutic healing she wrote her autobiography “Just One Letter”, which was published in November 2011.

To contact Kirstie, email kirstie@contemporarypsychotherapy.co.uk

Kathy Freeman

Kathy Freeman

CPS Practice Manager and CICS Course Administrator

Kathy holds a combined role in our team, both supporting CPS’s NHS agreement as our Practice Manager and supporting CICS as Course Administrator. She has spent her working life in mental health, initially as an NHS administrator at Fairfield Hospital and latterly as Practice Manager for Local Counselling Centre. Kathy brings with her an in-depth knowledge of different healthcare models and healthcare providers. A naturally warm and empathic person, Kathy has enormous skill at helping the client access the appropriate help they need.

If you have an enquiry about accessing low cost psychosexual or couple therapy or about the progress of your NHS referral, please contact Kathy on kathy@contemporarypsychotherapy.co.uk