Shirlee Kay

I am a London-based therapist specialising in couple’s, individual, sex therapy and fertility therapy. I work with couples and individuals to help them understand the wealth of emotional intelligence and strengths they already possess and use them to make the best choices.

After qualifying as a therapist, I started my private practice in Notting Hill Gate, London. I worked within the NHS in the Fertility and Miscarriage Unit, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London for 11 years. My role was to support couples with fertility, IVF and miscarriage issues. I spent sixteen years working with couples as a Counsellor at London Marriage Guidance, a non-profit organisation.

I have been working as a Psycho-therapist for over twenty-six years in private practice and gained further accreditations, including as an BACP Counsellor, a CORST Sex Therapist, and an Imago Couples’ Therapist, as well as a trained accredited supervisor. I recently completed the Harvard SMART course which uses neuroscience to underpin our understanding of stress management and resilience. I was also a licensed Relate Counsellor for fourteen years.

I work with clients both long and short term; in person, by phone or Skype — I adjust my working style to meet the needs of each client.

I am a fully accredited member of BACP and member of UKCP. I am also a founder member of Coupleworks, a specialised London-based relationship counselling network, and I run a Supervision Group for the charity Fresh Start in West London, supervising trainees and qualified therapists. I continue my professional and personal development so I can best serve my clients.


Portobello Clinic
12 Raddington Road
London W10 3HF

Private Practice
Sutherland Place
London W2 5BZ

Vernon Carron Practice
2 Spanish Place
London W1 3HF

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London W2 1NY

Phone number

07795 053 299

Portobello Clinic Wed, Thurs and Fri, 8am–6pm Private Practice Mon 4-9pm,Tues, 4pm–8pm; Sat, 9am–3pm Vernon Carron Practice Thurs, 6pm–9pm St Mary’s Hospital By appointment only