I hold a Masters degree, as well as a Clinical Diploma, in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, which is widely recognised as one of the leading psychotherapy training institutes in Europe and where I’m currently also working as an assistant tutor on the Masters degree programme. I also hold a BA degree in English and Philosophy.
I abide by the code of ethics of Metanoia Institute and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), of which I’m a member.
I’ve been working to provide emotional support since 2004 and seeing clients one-on-one since 2010. I’ve worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, charities and social enterprises, and privately. I can work short-term, long-term, or on a flexible basis.
Expertise and special interests
I work with anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties and many other issues. My background includes more than 10 years’ experience working in the field of HIV/Aids, stemming from my particular interest in self-esteem, isolation, chronic illness and gender and sexuality.
Particular areas of interest include:
- Personal development and what supports us to change, especially when we’re feeling stuck
- Relationships, including identifying what we want out of them and how we can sometimes act against our own best interests, conflicts and relationship breakdown
- Raising self-esteem and confidence
- Finding a way out of depression
- Gender, particularly gender-fluid and trans experiences. I’m particularly interested in how our experiences of gender, sexuality and self-identity all overlap to shape our relationships and lives.
I'm a member of the following organisations
- UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- UK Association for Gestalt Practitioners
- Metanoia Institute