The Team


Robert Hudson

Clinical Director and Founder of the Hudson Centre

Robert is the Clinical Director at the Hudson Centre, in addition to a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) psychotherapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Trauma Specialist with over 10 years’ experience. He is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT). Robert’s professional experience includes working with men and women in private practice as well as individuals, couples and groups. Robert is an integrative psychotherapist who draws on humanistic, psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models to work with those with sex addiction issues. Robert is also a certified CSAT therapist and supervisor and is currently completing a doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Gavin Sharpe

Integrative Psychotherapist and CSAT Therapist

Gavin Sharpe is an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).  He is also a certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) candidate.  Gavin works with individuals and couples (heterosexual and same-sex) affected by issues relating to sex addiction, as well as those experiencing broader mental health problems.  As an integratively trained psychotherapist, Gavin works according to the needs of each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic techniques.  He believes that within all of us lies the resources to live the life that we were born capable of living.   Gavin also works on intensive programmes and groups structured to support sex addiction treatment.



Kate Edwards

Somatic Experiencing & Trauma Specialist

Kate Edwards is an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) here at the Hudson Centre. She specialises in trauma and has been trained by Pia Melody in the treatment of co-dependency and love addiction and avoidance. Kate is a certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) candidate. Kate brings unique experience to the Hudson Centre’s therapy team as she has trained in Somatic (bodily) experiencing, which is known to be a pioneering treatment for trauma-related issues and symptoms, shock trauma and PTSD. Somatic experiencing helps to release trauma that is locked in the body. Kate teaches effective tools for you to practice that enable you to self regulate and begin your process of recovery.




Barbara Pawson

Consultant Trauma Psychotherapist

Barbara Pawson is a qualified psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience in therapy.  She specialises in all types of personal issues, particularly trauma and addiction.  She has an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, and has completed her qualifications at several universities and specialist centres in England, the US, Germany and Ireland.  Her professional experience includes running a treatment centre, and working with clients in private practice.  Barbara also has a post-graduate qualification in Clinical Supervision, enabling her to oversee and guide other professionals as part of their practice. She regularly designs and runs workshops focusing on developmental trauma and how clients can deal with its impact in their daily lives. Barbara’s methods include using the Neuro-Affective Relational Approach (NARM) and the Pia Mellody model on trauma reduction.



Joshua Bourne,

Counselling Psychologist

Joshua is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Joshua has trained in a variety of NHS settings including Community Mental Health Centres and GP Practices.  He has worked with individuals, couples and families of all ages from children to older adults.

Joshua works integratively, using various approaches to suit each client’s need.  He draws upon evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic and Person-Centred based therapies.  He is committed to working according to a client’s need, and emphasises a respectful relationship and confidentiality as being crucial to therapy.  His interests include working with those with anxiety, stress, trauma, and life changes.

Joshua provides short and long term counselling for adults, families and children at the Hudson Centre.