My Experience

I welcome diversity in my private practice and have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life.

As well as my private practice, I have experience of working for the NHS and supported people struggling with:

Working with the LGBT+ community

I offer an affirmative space where you can freely explore your sexuality, gender identity and relationships.

In the past, I have volunteered as a therapist at an adult counselling service specialising in supporting the LGBT+ community.

I have also volunteered for an LGBT+ drug and alcohol service, supporting people struggling with alcohol and chemsex.

I wrote Mind’s first information on the mental health challenges that the LGBT+ community can face.

Working with Men

Anyone can struggle with their mental health, but research suggests that some men struggle to ask for help. The reasons for this are complex. Society’s expectations and traditional ideas about masculinity, such as ‘boys don’t cry’, play a part in preventing some men from talking about their feelings and getting help.

Therapy provides men with a non-judgmental space to share what is troubling them. I have experience working with men to help them begin to open up and be heard.

My Training

I am an integrative therapist. This approach brings together different styles of therapy so that each therapeutic relationship can be tailored to the person I am working with. I was drawn to training in this way as it recognises that we are all unique and offers different approaches for life’s difficulties. I am sensitive to how our race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class backgrounds shape our identities.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I hold a Diploma in Counselling from The Minster Centre. I am currently completing an Advanced Diploma and MA in Psychotherapy.

Before training as a therapist, I worked for a number of media companies in events, journalism and publishing, so I understand the stresses and pressures of creative and commercial industries.

Alongside my therapy training, for five years, I worked for Mind, researching and writing about mental health, ensuring that the information was shaped together with people with lived experience.