Systemic Psychosexual Therapist & Supervisor Helena Løvendal
I was born in Denmark in 1958 and have been working in private practice in London since 1988.
After graduating as a psychotherapist and group facilitator, I was faculty member at The Institute of Psychosynthesis in London between 1990-96, have offered workshops for women since 1993 and in 1996, together with my husband Nick Duffell, co-founded The Centre For Gender Psychology. The umbrella organization, Creative Couple Work, was founded in 2000 to offer specialist, post-graduate diploma training in Relationship Therapy & Coaching.
I offer psychotherapy, coaching and workshops for individuals and couples, as well as specialist training and supervision for professionals in the field of relationships, sex and gender relations in UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Mexico. Amongst the first qualified sexual grounding therapists®, I am a senior trainer and was appointed Head of Education SGT International in May 2013.
A senior psychotherapist, teacher and trainer of other professionals, my unique approach evolved over many years out of my own personal development work and professional training with leading teachers from around the world, spanning the fields of: Psychoanalysis, Depth Psychology, Family Therapy & Systems Theory, Body- Psychotherapy, Integral approaches, Sexual Grounding Therapy®, Post-Jungian thought, Yoga, Tantric teachings, Indigenous teachings and Native American Shamanism. More recently I have been inspired by the new developments within Interpersonal Neurobiology and Neuroscience.
I am passionate about re-connecting men and women to their natural power and beauty and their innate potentials for living wholehearted and passionate lives, enjoying loving and deeply fulfilling lives and relationships. When not in London or working abroad, I live close to nature in the deep south of France, learning how to grow plants and vegetables and live a sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle, while enjoying family, friends and animals and time alone to write.
"Thank you for your sensitivity, honesty and generosity."
My first book “Sex, Love and the Dangers of Intimacy – a Guide to Passionate Relationships when The ‘Honeymoon’ is over”, co-authored with my husband, was published by HarperCollins in 2002, re-published in 2010 by Lone Arrow Press and translated into several languages.
I am currently working on the follow-up book that will explore the connection between love and sex and men and women's masculine and feminine qualities- and what happens emotionally, psychologically and spiritually when men and women fall in love and how we can embrace these life force energies to develop our full human potentials.