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ABOUT ME

I am an experienced psychotherapist specialising in helping couples and individuals who are experiencing relationship or sexual difficulties.

 

I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to freely explore these sensitive issues as well as practical help and support to help you overcome your problems.

I work in a holistic, sex positive way with all clients regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

"We are never so defenceless against suffering as when we love"

Sigmund Freud

Lucy Snider - Sex and Relationship Therapist
EXPERIENCE

I have been working in the field of mental health since 2009. I spent 10 years in London, UK working with some of the largest sexual health clinics and HIV and sexual health charities in Europe as well as running my own private practice.

 

My roles have varied between psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist, sexual health advisor and educator and specialist sexual health and HIV counsellor for both the British National Health Service (NHS) and the private sector.

I moved to Canada in 2018 and started my Kelowna based private practice. I also work as the counselling supervisor at the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. I have previously volunteered at Options for Sexual Health, Kelowna.

 

I have had many years of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE
  • Master of Science (with Merit) in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy (MSc) -​ University of East London - 2018

  • Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy - Middlesex University - 2013

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy (PgDip) - Middlesex University - 2011​

  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Regent's University - 2010​

  • Degree of Master of Arts (with Honours) in Psychology (MA hons) - University of Edinburgh - 2007​​

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CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Clinical Supervision Level 2 - Justice Institute British Columbia - 2023 (in progress)

  • Clinical Supervision Level 1 - Justice Institute British Columbia - 2023

  • Certificate in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour - Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology - 2022

  • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach - Ripple Affect - 2020

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training - Life Journeys Counselling - 2020

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety Training - First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) - 2020

  • Trauma Informed Relationships: Building Safety & Trust - The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) Program - 2020

  • "Mental Health Matters" - A Panel Discussion on Mental Health in the Tech Community - Accelerate Okanagan & Stigma Stroll - 2019

  • A Movement that Empowers: “Me too” and the Role of Empathy in Healing and Change - Tarana Burke & Alumni UBC - 2019

  • Fourth Annual Interior Region Eating Disorder Forum - Interior Health - 2018

  • Exposing the Links Between Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury - Kelowna Women's Shelter - 2018

  • Fourth Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) - 2018

  • Cross Cultural Working with Domestic Violence Perpetrators - Respect UK - 2017

  • BDSM and Further Sexualities Workshop - Christina Richards, College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT) - 2015

  • Managing Chronic Health Issues and The Impact Upon Sexuality & Relationships - College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT) - 2015

  • ABC of Sexual Dysfunction - British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) - 2015

  • Conflict Resolution - SecuriCare - 2014

  • National UK Conference - Society of Sexual Health Advisors (SSHA) - 2014

  • The Pleasure Principle - Family Planning Association (FPA) - 2014

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation Course (STIF) - British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) - 2013

  • Delivering Sexual Health Training - Terrence Higgins Trust & Open College Network (OCN) - 2013

  • Understanding the Needs of Sex Workers - Terrence Higgins Trust - 2013

  • Working with Gay Men and Men who have sex with men (MSM): Equality & Inclusiveness in Service Provision - Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - 2013

  • HIV & Nutrition - Terrence Higgins Trust - 2012

  • Understanding HIV & AIDS - City & Guilds - 2012

  • How to Promote Good Sexual Health - Lambeth & Southwark Health Promotion Training - 2012

  • Transgender Awareness - Terrence Higgins Trust - 2011

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