I began my career in addiction services in charities and housing associations, providing support to people with substance misuse issues. I went on to work for almost 20 years in the public sector, and am familiar with navigating the pressures of corporate environments.
I have been engaged for many years in therapy, personal development and cultivating a soulful and spiritual life. I have worked through my fair share of painful experiences and challenges of being human, and bring the wisdom, compassion and humility I have gained in the process to my work as a counsellor.
As a queer person I have worked through issues of identity, difference and oppression.
I provide counselling to individuals in relation to a wide range of issues such as:
Anxiety and depression
Trauma and PTSD
Childhood trauma, abuse and family relationships
Sexuality and gender identity
Sex and relationships (including poly, monogamous and open relationships)
Parenting (including specific issues around queer parenting)
Work and career
Questions of meaning and purpose
Navigating life transitions
I’m experienced in providing therapy to people with issues around sexuality and gender identity, including people who are lesbian, gay, bi, pan, queer, asexual and questioning and genders including trans, non-binary, genderqueer and cis people.
I was a volunteer counsellor for three years at the East London Out Project (ELOP), a charity which provides low-cost counselling to LGBTQIA+ people.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling from an organisation called Re-Vision. I’m a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) abiding by the code of ethics of these organisations.