MEET THE DÉSIR TEAM
Catriona Boffard - Clinical Sexologist, Psychotherapist
Catriona Boffard is a Clinical Sexologist, Psychotherapist, Sexuality Researcher and Author. She is a globally recognized authority on sex, intimacy and relationship, and has delivered her expert advice on TV, radio, corporate and public platforms around the world. She is an expert in the field of sexual behavior, well-being and mental health, and is particularly passionate about working with people who face difficulties in their sexual experience, especially women with sexual pain. She believes that by giving people permission to talk about sex and explore sex, the narrative of sex can ultimately change. Catriona believes that it is crucial to talk about sex and approach it in a non-judgmental, positive way.
Catriona runs a global practice, with offices in Johannesburg and London, but offers online consultations to individuals and couples from all around the world. She facilitates private workshops, which focus on sexuality, intimacy, communication, sexual enrichment and sexual empowerment. She also runs workshops for corporate clients to assist their teams to manage stress, improve communication, increase workplace appreciation and improve employee well being.
Catriona has been awarded two Masters degrees, both in the area of psychosexology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and from the University of Sydney, Australia. She further holds a PGDip in CBT from RHUL. She is one of only a handful of South Africans and Brits to hold a European certification as a psychosexologist with the European society of Sexual Medicine/ European Federation of Sexology. She is an accredited sex and relationship therapist with the College of Sex & Relationship Therapists (UK), an accredited behavioural and cognitive therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, and recognized as a full clinical psychotherapist by the UK Council for Psychotherapists.
Desir is incredibly honoured to have Catriona as part of their team in an advisory role. She is available to clients for personal consultations and is strategically involved in ensuring Desir honours their obligation to their customers to offer a full holistic approach to Sexual Health and Wellness. To find out more about Catriona click here.
Daniela - Head of Product Planning
Daniela is the Head of Product Planning at Desir and with over 15 years in the Retail sector has a wealth of knowledge on importing and procurring the highest standard of products in accordance with Desir's values and stringent product selection criteria. Building relationships with suppliers and brands, from all over the world, Daniela ensures that customer's at Desir are offered only the very best in products that meet world-class standards.
Keeping up to date with trends, and newly launched products, Daniela makes sure that not only are South African's given the opportunity to procur international brands, but that they are able to do so at the most affordable rates possible.
Cutting edge technology, the latest innovations, and the most body-safe of products, are all part of her commitment to Desir's product offering - all while ensuring that Desir stays ahead of the pack and breaks negative stigmas related to the adult toy industry.
Lynette - Showroom Manager
Lynette has several years of store experience, and is extremely well-versed when it comes to offering individuals world-class customer service. Managing the showroom, our walk-in customers, and ensuring that they find the perfect item suitable for their needs, Lynette ensures that every client is educated and offered a discreet and world-class shopping experience in accordance with Desir's high standards and values.
Bridget - Order Controller
Bridget is an ambitious and hardworking young woman with a great desire for success. With a National Diploma in Banking and Finance, Bridget is solely responsible for heading up the Order and Dispatch Department at Desir, thereby ensuring that each and every parcel is delivered to the Desir customers timeously, impeccably wrapped, and delivered to our customers in the most professional manner.
“It is my objective and goal to have a successful career and one day be able to assist the younger disadvantaged African women within and around South Africa. I am a down to earth
Geraldine - Client Concierge
Being in the hospitality industry for 5 years has taught me a great lot about myself! Prior to that I studied Journalism, whilst my passion for meeting new people steered me into waitressing - I got to meet people, make new friends, learn things and teach.
I love taking in knowledge and in return teach what I've learnt where I can, which is why Désir is a great platform for me.
My position as Client Concierge has allowed me to remove stigmas that are associated
Faith - Office Manager
Faith ensures that the Desir showroom and office space always run smoothly, from freshly cut flowers and ice cold champagne, to steaming hot cuppucinos and freshly baked croissants. Her gentle demeanour and glowing smile keep the team afloat in the most frantic of times and with her ability to package parcels with the most attention to detail Faith is an invaluable asset to the Desir team.