About Me


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 Previous 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)

Present and Past Positions:

  • Distinguished Visiting Professor – School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences;
  • Co-founder & Course Director – Cambridge Institute of Clinical Sexology (now renamed as Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology), providing two-year postgraduate diploma in clinical sexology;
  • Vice-Chair – College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT – the professional body for sexual and relationship therapists in the UK);
  • Member of the Board of Trustees – College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT);
  • Member of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board – British Association of Sexual Educators (BASE). 

Hello. My name is Ali. I am a sexologist. 

I graduated as a medical doctor and specialised in Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapy at the Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield – a centre of excellence, specialising in helping people with all kinds of sexual and relationship problems. Also, I have attended the world-renowned ESSM Oxford Sexual Medicine Course where I received 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.

I am accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and served as the Vice-Chair of COSRT from 2015 to 2018.

Along with clinical practice, I have been actively involved in education and as an educator. I have a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, on educational aspects of sexual health and wellbeing. In 2016, I co-founded Cambridge Institute of Clinical Sexology intending to improve sexual wellbeing through professional education in interdisciplinary clinical sexology. 

I currently practice as a sex therapist for the NHS, Relate, and privately. I also provide consultation to organisations and programmes, healthcare professionals, researchers, educators and schools, as well as parents on various sexual health and wellbeing and issues.

With Dr John Bancroft (left), July 2010, Oxford, UK.

With Dr John Bancroft (left), July 2010, Oxford, UK.