As a humanistic therapist I believe that you have the capacity to grow, heal and discover what you need. I provide the environment for you to do this, and accompany you on this journey, helping you see things you might not see, and offering you opportunities to explore in new ways. I am trained in Gestalt, Person-Centred and Transactional Analysis approaches. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their ethical framework.
We work with whatever you bring to therapy. This may be an issue that is clear and well defined. You might want change in your relationship or in your work, or you may want support dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or shame, for example. But it might also be something much vaguer, it may be a general interest in exploring aspects of your life or way of relating to the world, or it might be a sense of confusion, dissatisfaction or unfinished business.
I work with clients from a range of communities. I have worked with two LGBTQ+ organisations, Switchboard and the East London Out Project (ELOP) with clients who, like me, identify as queer or from the LGBTQI+ communities. This enhances my ability to work with experiences such as shame, discrimination, and othering, and to support clients who are from oppressed or minority groups or are otherwise living ‘against the grain’.
My own professional and academic experience also provide a strong foundation for working with lawyers or those whose motivation for seeking therapy might relate to their membership of another profession.
I welcome anyone to attend an initial consultation to determine whether we are a good match for therapy.
Diploma and BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Manchester)
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
In addition to my counselling practice, I hold an academic post as Senior Lecturer which allows me space to engage in research, scholarship, and teaching looking at the psychology of lawyering, and issues affecting lawyers. I previously practiced as a family law Barrister.