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Rima Hawkins

Rima Hawkins

BA, PG Dip Psychosexual Therapy, Psychotherapy & Supervision, MBA, MIHM
Psychosexual Therapist

Educated in India and England, Rima qualified as a psychosexual therapist in 1998 from South Bank University, London. Rima initially trained as a teacher in India and completed training in Huministic-Integrative Psychotherapy and supervision in 2000 from School of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, UK. Rima worked at various private settings – BUPA hospital and the Priory and also at NHS hospital settings including working in GP practices.

Rima has worked as Sexual Health Advisor (HA) in Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) since 1993 and managed a team as a Senior HA in Kings College Hospital, London. Rima trained in management (MBA) and worked in Strategic Health Authority on pan London projects on Sexual violence. She received commendation from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner for her work. Rima went on to work for the Home Office and the Department on Health on sexual health and sexual violence policy development and implementation.

Rima is trained in the forensic aspects of sexual assault and has over ten years experience in working with men women and families who are affected by violence. Rima works with individuals, couples and groups. Rima also promotes sexual health education for children above the age of 13 years by working with parents and children together (with written consent) and helping parents communicate with their children regarding sexual matters. Rima works as a facilitator in this work.

Rima is able to provide asymptomatic sexual health screening for young people and adults who want to pursue a healthy sexual health lifestyle. Rima is trained in providing information and support to people who have sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Rima currently counsels patients who suffer from chronic STI and are coming to terms with being HIV positive. She is provided with clinical governance from Dr Nneka Nwokolo, consultant GUM/HIV Physician.