The Team

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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.

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Sally O’Sullivan,

Integrative Psychotherapist.

Sally O’Sullivan is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) accredited psychotherapist and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) here at the Hudson Centre. She has acquired a range of skills to work with relationship issues, anxiety and depressive disorders. Sally works with couples relationship issues including poor communication, conflict, anger, affairs, uncertainty about commitment, separation and divorce. Sally has completed her qualification in certification in sex addiction therapy (CSAT) and works with sex and porn addiction affecting individuals and couples. Furthermore, with partners to understand the impact of addictive behaviours in a relationship, providing support through disclosure and the process of recovering..

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Amanda Watson,

Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Couples therapist

Amanda Watson is a Registered Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and qualifying as a Sex and Relationship Therapist completing a Post Graduate Diploma, accredited by Middlesex University (London). Amanda adhere to their ethical code, professional standards and guidelines. Amanda’s model of psychotherapy is integrative. Amanda advocates a safe, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space for her clients to allow them to be authentic and express their thoughts and feelings freely and without judgement. Amanda likes to provide support and challenge to allow exploration of issues whether they be past and/or present. Amanda aims to steer clients in establishing fortitude in the face of adversity in order to lead the best life possible. Alongside being a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Amanda has had 25 years’ experience working in education as a Teacher and Manager in schools and as an Education Consultant in a Local Authority. Amanda works with clients who are seeking information, support and guidance with a variety of presenting issues to include, but not limited to:

  • Erectile difficulties
  • Rapid (premature) ejaculation
  • Delayed or Impaired ejaculation
  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Anxiety around Sex and Sexuality
  • Orgasmic difficulties
  • Low/High Sexual Desire and Arousal
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy and Attachment issues
  • Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault/Rape
  • Infidelity, Betrayal and Affairs
  • Kink/BDSM/Fetishes/Fantasies
  • Sex Work
  • LGBTQ

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Gitte Schrøder,

Trainee associate at The Hudson Centre

Gitte is a Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). She has 14 years’ experience in hypnotherapy, hypnosis and coaching and has worked in both private and business Ragi. She is now specialising in working with males, females, couples and partners affected by sex/porn addiction and/or sexual challenges. She had trained in Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model at The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) and is currently studying a bachelor in sexology and are at the end of an ISAT Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.

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David Peña-Charlon

Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Couples therapist

David is a therapist registered with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists - COSRT - and the the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy -BACP.

He believes in the inner ability of individuals to heal and better their lives, transforming difficulties, trauma, and anxiety into personal insight. David offers integrative psychosexual and relationship therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

David sees individuals and couples with a wide range of issues that include concerns around sex and intimacy, communication and relationship difficulties, recovery from childhood trauma, sexual abuse, life transitions and search for meaning, sexual orientation, gender difficulties, coming to terms with disability or fertility related issues.

He uses different approaches from a variety of therapeutic models to suit your needs best so, you are able to walk your own path towards self-knowledge, understand your current emotions and behaviours, and gain insights about the influence of past experiences, family and society.

Over the last 12 years, David has helped hundreds of men and women to transform their personal lives through deeper awareness of themselves in interactive workshops, group facilitation, meditation sessions, social work delivery and one to one/couples therapy. Before becoming a therapist David worked in the Social Services field in different roles supporting vulnerable adults, families, and professionals.

His background includes a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, two BAs in Political Science and in Sociology, an MA in Social Work, Postgraduate Diplomas in Conflict Resolution and in Process work, Counselling Level 2 and 3, and a one-year Diploma in sex, emotional intelligence, and spirituality. He has studied tantra in Bodhgaya (India) and undertaken neo-tantra courses in Munich. He has also completed courses in shamanism and developed and delivered meditation and mindfulness workshops for professionals, couples, and individuals.

David offers therapy in English and Spanish and works in a diversity affirmative way with people from different backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identity.

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Vincent Goyon

Trainee associate at The Hudson Centre

Vincent is on his 3rd-year training with The Minster Centre to become a psychotherapist, where he is currently studying for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. His practice draws from a range of therapeutic methods and theories to develop a way of working that suits individual needs.

Vincent has valuable experience supporting individuals to free themselves from 'sexual addiction' and other relationship difficulties. In the past, he offered one-to-one support to individuals affected by or living with HIV at Positive East, a non-profit organization. He has run workshops at Body & Soul Charity from 'Dating with HIV' to 'The Issue of Disclosure'. His client group has been wide-ranging and includes people from diverse cultures, genders, sexualities, religions and faiths. He is the co-founder of a discussion group called "Exploring Whiteness", a group committed to exploring issues of diversity and inclusion.

Working with Vincent will be an opportunity to use open and honest dialogue to explore issues responsible for various forms of distress. He aims to identify and understand how these stressors impact a client's life, from facing a significant crisis to dealing with an extended period of anxiety or depression. Clients come to Vincent needing support in coping with significant life transitions, dealing with complicated family dynamics, grappling with relationship problems, going through bereavement, or wanting to make changes to foster better mental and emotional health.

Vincent believes that both therapist and client create a relationship built on the freedom to follow and trust their own instincts, be themselves, and let the work unfold in its own unique way. He has faith in the idea that we have the power to gradually shift some of our more destructive habits of thought away from forces like fear, shame, regret, craving and towards those of self-compassion, confidence, and a loving engagement with ourselves and others.

Vincent is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) while working towards his full accreditation. Vincent is bilingual and speaks French and English.