About me

Having the space for yourself to consider your thoughts and feelings is important. I work to create a space for clients to reflect on what’s happening in their lives and to explore their emotions. My role is to work alongside clients to help them develop a better understanding of who they are and what they want.

Trust is important in the therapeutic process – for some clients, particularly if they are new to therapy, it can take some time to build that. And that’s ok. I work in an affirming and non-judgemental way to help you unravel complexity in your life, work to identify your emotions and values – to help you work towards a future that you want .

We can often hide from the ‘negative emotions’ like shame, anger and jealousy – they can be strong emotions and by examining them, we can often learn more about ourselves. My work is to create that space for you to feel safe enough to explore your feelings.

I have worked in the fields of Diversity & Inclusion for some years and have extensive experience of working with different aspects of identity and difference from my practice – including racial, gender and sexual identities as well as issues related to religion/belief.  I also have experience of working in local community/third section organisations and for an LGBT+ charity. These experiences have a strong influence on my therapeutic practice and reinforce the importance for me to create an inclusive and welcoming space for my clients.

I have a particular focus of working with issues related to racism/prejudice, masculinity and workplace dynamics – helping clients to work through their emotions to understand how they can develop and thrive from difficult situations.

Practice description
As an an integrative practitioner, I use a number of therapeutic approaches – psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies.

In practice what you will see will be the building of a relationship between us to allow you to explore difficult thoughts & feelings that maybe holding you back or even look at those you may not have expressed to anyone before. It is a place where you can begin understand who you are and what you want to achieve – without judgement or expectation.

What I’m not here to do is tell you what to do – only you can determine that. I do commit to my clients that I will work with them to help them develop their self-awareness and understand the dries behind their thoughts, behaviours and emotions. You will find empathy and compassion.

I offer a free 20 minutes no obligations conversation so you can get an idea of how I work and want to know more about me.  You can find ways to contact me on my website.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Member: Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Training:

Diploma in integrative counselling

currently training in relational therapy at the charity Relate

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Race, racism and identity

Gender & Sexual identity

Workplace dynamics