As a counsellor, I value authenticity and feel it's important to be a real human in the room. I celebrate and work within diversity, recognising the unique relationship that is created when two people meet.
My integrative training means I can work with both your past and present, in a way that is individual to you.
I am passionate about queer and neurodivergent affirmative counselling, and recognise the specific experience of being 'other' in society.
You can see more about my experience and qualifications below.
OFF BEAT THERAPY
Your counselling appointments are an opportunity to set aside time specifically dedicated to you. I aim to provide a safe environment where every aspect of you is welcome.
I work in an integrative way. This means I am trained in both psychodynamic and humanistic modalities, and can draw on many different therapeutic ideas from both of these approaches to create a way of working that’s specific to you.
The counselling relationship is different to coaching or friendship. I don’t give advice or opinions, but help you to explore your inner world and develop a better understanding of you. I hope that by being my authentic self, you will feel able to bring your whole self to our relationship.
Information about some of the terms I use to describe my counselling are on the ‘FAQ’ page.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
I began my career working with queer youth at risk of exploitation and homelessness. I worked with trans communities for many years and co-founded cliniQ - Europe's first trans specific holistic sexual health and counselling service. I have since worked in counselling agencies, outdoor education, summer camps, schools, sexual health, diversity training, youth work, outreach and charities.
I currently work for a sexual violence charity, and see clients at an agency specialising in adult survivors of childhood abuse.
Qualifications and Memberships
I have completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a multidisciplinary BSc (hons) degree with a focus on child psychology and counselling, and a qualification in Counselling Children in Schools.
I attend regular continuous professional development training and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I have over 15 years experience designing and delivering diversity training. I specialise in workshops that are celebrative of trans and neurodivergent communities. For more information about training, please see the 'Training' page.