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 (both same sex and heterosexual 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 supervisor and is currently completing a doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy


Ashley Howard,

CSAT Therapist and Trauma Specialist.

Ashley Howard is a qualified and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with us.  He has a keen interest in the nature of sex addiction and the psychological functioning behind the behaviour.  Ashley has experience of a myriad of settings within addiction treatment and has spent time learning and understanding different treatment modalities and approaches to working with many types of addiction. Ashley’s main areas of interest is working with sexually addicted individuals and re-establishing healthy intimacy in their relationships. He currently works with Robert Hudson on intensive programmes and weekly 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 has also completed her Certification in Sex Addiction Therapy qualification (CSAT). 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.

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..

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,

Office Administrator.

Joshua Bourne is one of our administrators, and has been at the Hudson Centre for nearly three years. He has experience with all administrative tasks, and his main roles include scheduling and correspondence. Also pursuing a doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Joshua has the background and knowledge required to assist prospective clients with questions and information about the Hudson Centre’s variety of treatment options and programmes provided.

Sonal Pandya,

Office Manager and Assistant to Robert Hudson.

Sonal is the Hudson Centre’s Office manager and has been with the Centre for over a year. After graduating with a psychology degree, Sonal has worked with integrating individuals suffering from severe mental health issues and survivors of various trauma, into the community. She is currently completing a diploma and masters in psychotherapy and counselling. Sonal will be first point of call for majority of client, room rental and general enquiries.