Dr Justin Grayer is a Clinical Psychologist (HCPC registered) and Sex Therapist (HKASERT
Certified). He has 18 years’ experience in the study and practice of psychology,
including a professional doctorate in clinical psychology from University College
London (UCL). He has worked in the NHS, private practice and academia in the United
Kingdom and Hong Kong.
He specialises in working with people who are experiencing difficulties with their
relationships, sexual or physical health. Within this specialism he frequently supports
people struggling with anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol misuse.
Dr Justin holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from UCL (University College London),
a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology (Cardiff University) and a Post Graduate Certificate
in Sex Therapy from the Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers
and Therapists. He is currently completing his diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship
Therapy (Middlesex University, London) and his certification in Emotionally Focussed
Therapy for Couples (ICEEFT).
He is registered as a clinical psychologist with the United Kingdom’s Health and
Care Professions Council, has chartered status with the British Psychological Society
and is certified with the Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers
Dr Justin currently works part-time in the NHS providing services to people with
physical health problems which contribute to emotional distress or exacerbate pre-existing
psychological difficulties, as well as contributing to sexual health problems.
He spent four years working in Hong Kong private practice where he worked with people
with relationship and sexuality related difficulties, physical health problems, addictions,
stress/ anxiety and depression. His clients originated from Asia, Australasia, the
Americas and Europe.
Before moving to Hong Kong, Dr Justin worked in London for the NHS. He worked in
a sexual health psychology and psychotherapy service with people affected by sexually
transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS) and other sexual difficulties, often
in tandem with drug and alcohol issues. He also set up and delivered a new psychology
service for cardiac patients and their families.
During, and prior to, his professional training in clinical psychology at UCL, Dr
Justin worked with adults in the NHS and non-government organisations. He supported
people affected by depression, anxiety and stress; addictions; physical, sexual and
neuropsychological problems. Specific projects included running a healthy sexuality
project for young adults with learning disabilities; working with people with mental
health and addiction problems in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community
project, and support for people with mental health problems in primary care.
Dr Justin holds the post of Honorary Lecturer on the UCL clinical psychology training
course, as well as occasionally lecturing at other UK universities. In Hong Kong
he was Adjunct Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at City University of Hong
Kong, where he focussed on community and clinical health psychology and addictions;
he occasionally lectured at Hong Kong University.
Dr Justin has presented at international conferences and published in peer reviewed
journals, newspapers and magazines, and appeared on radio. His doctoral thesis investigated
the effects of chronic recreational ketamine use on cognition and subjective experiences.
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, Cardiff University (1995-1999)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University College London (2004-2007)
Professional Certificate in Sex Therapy, Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators,
Researchers and Therapists (2011-2012)
Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Middlesex University (2013-2015)
In progress: Certified Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapist, International Centre
for Excellence in Emotionally Focussed Therapy (2012-current)
Professional accreditation and membership
Registered with the United Kingdom Health and Care Professions Council
Chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Member of the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology
Member of the British Psychological Society Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology
Member of the Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers and Therapists
Member of the International Centre Of Excellence in Emotionally Focussed Therapy
Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
Dr Justin has been involved in the study and practise of psychology for 18 years...
Specialist in relationships, sexual and physical health...
Contributes to the training of clinical psychologists...