Dr Amani Zarroug is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. She uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Personal Construct Therapy, providing a therapeutic approach tailored to each client.
She has helped people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, gender and sexuality identity issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), physical health concerns, phobias, psychosexual and relationship therapy, and general life transitions.
As a Relationship and Psychosexual therapist, Amani works with individuals and couples to improve the quality of their relationships, their communication, and their sexual satisfaction.
“I believe that artists may have a specific requirement for therapeutic support which acknowledges their creative flare and I enjoy working with people in the creative industries. I am a Sudanese second generation immigrant. I moved to London at the age of four, and attended an American School. I speak English and Arabic. I work with people from all sexual orientations, and gender identifications. I also work with monogamous and polyamorous couples and individuals. Because of my upbringing I am acutely aware of the complexities of cultural and gender identities. These are aspects which I believe are important to be present in the therapeutic relationship to the degree to which the client would like them to be.”
Amani has experience as a singer, attended music school, and has worked with a number of bands.
I am an integrative relationship/psychosexual therapist specialising in relationship, sex and intimacy problems working with individuals and couples. I also work with couples where depression in one partner may be negatively impacting on their relationship. I have also worked for many years as an NHS clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health and managed and provided the NHS psychosexual service at St Ann’s Hosptial in London unitl it closed in June 2017 due to government funding cuts.
Relationship and psychosexual therapy is a strictly a talking only therapy. I offer an initial ten minute introductory phone consultation, free of charge.
I see a very varied client group for both short and longer term therapy. I work with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, cultures, religious beliefs, and social backgrounds. I have also worked with people on the autistic spectrum and those with learning difficulties and a range of challenging physical disabilities and chronic health problems. The age range is equally varied as I have seen clients from aged sixteen to clients in their eighties.
The problems I address are often as a result of relationship issues, depression, disabilities, cultural and religious differences, long term chronic illness, surgery, lack of education about anatomy and physiology, fear and anxiety about lack of experience or unrealistic expectations, past history of trauma, infertility, infant loss or miscarriage, concerns about gender, and sexuality. People may be worried about their personal sexual practices, likes and dislikes or those of their partners. Problems can also be related to sexual compulsivity, bereavement and menopause. They can be related to pain during sex or erectile dysfunction. Don’t hesitate to seek help, no matter what your concern may be, and if it is not in my scope of practice I will think with you about an appropriate source of help and support.
I worked as a professional actress prior to becoming a specialist nurse and psychosexual therapist and have helped a number of arts professionals.