Therapy can be an exciting opportunity for personal development, a chance for you to connect and better understand parts of yourself which are holding you back from becoming your best self.
It can also be an environment in which you can receive the support you need to overcome challenges in your personal, family or professional life.
Whatever brings you to therapy, I hope you find this website a useful starting point as you consider your next steps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll do my best to help.
I experience of working in a number of settings - private practice, corporate/business, and in the charity/third sector. I have worked in both time-limited (usually 4-6 sessions) and open-ended (any number, decided by the client) arrangements. I have specific experience working with LGBTQ people, relationships (all genders/sexualities, as well as monogamous and non-monogamous), students (further and higher education) and young people (aged 12-25) and as part of an employee assistance programme.
I am a Relate qualified Relationship Therapist, I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy from Stirling University and completed an Undergraduate Degree with the Open University. Copies of my qualifications, registrations and insurance are available upon request.
I grew up in North Wales and my experiences as an LGBTQ young person living in a rural area have shaped my commitment to using technology to expand specialist provision.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I undertook a number of different campaigning and public relations roles in an enormous range of policy areas including race equality, student rights, animal welfare and workers rights.
I am active in campaigning to challenge the stigma around mental health, and use my own lived experience of mental health to work with clients to help them understand their existing coping strategies.