About Me

Dr Alireza Tabatabaie

MD, MPhil, PhD (Cantab), PgDip SRT (Porterbrook), COSRT Acc, Cert APEL PST (Relate), FECSM.


  • Doctorate in Clinical Medicine
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapy
  • Oxford Sexual Medicine Programme
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Educational Research
  • Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine
  • Relate Certificate of Acquired Pervious Experience & Learning in Sex Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Focus: Sexual Health & Education)
  • Certificate of Facilitator Training for Sex Addiction Group Work
  • Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling (ongoing)


I'm Ali. I am a sexologist. 


I graduated as a medical doctor and specialised in sexual & relationship therapy at the Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield – a centre of excellence, specialising in helping people with all kinds of sexual and relationship problems. I am accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and served as the vice-chair of the COSRT from 2015 to 2018.


In addition, I have attended the world renowned ESSM Oxford Sexual Medicine Course where I received a comprehensive and rigorous training in various aspects of Sexual Medicine. In 2012, I was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)’ by the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sexual Medicine (MJCSM). I am currently the only clinician in and around Cambridge to hold such a qualification.


In 2016, I co-founded Cambridge Institute of Clinical Sexology with the aim of improving sexual wellbeing through professional education in interdisciplinary clinical sexology. 


Along with clinical practice, I have been actively involved in the field of Education. In 2016 I completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, researching educational aspects of sexual health and wellbeing.


I currently practice as a psychosexual therapist for the NHS and Relate Cambridge. 

With Dr John Bancroft, July 2010, Oxford.

With Dr John Bancroft, July 2010, Oxford.