I’m a qualified therapist experienced in supporting individuals who identify as LGBT+ in addressing issues connected with self-esteem, self-worth and acceptance. I can help you address issues that are causing you emotional pain, giving you cause for concern, or making you feel uncomfortable. Whether you may be confronting difficult situations, facing challenging decisions, or healing from old wounds, my work with you will help you achieve your goals and help you to cut through to the root issue that needs to be addressed.
I have substantial experience working with individuals in a wide variety of areas such as:
- Feeling insecure, sad or angry and unsure of the root cause
- Low self-esteem/low confidence
- HIV and AIDS
- Trauma and abuse
- Depression and anxiety
- Seeking a fulfilling relationship
- Handling shame
- Gender identity
- Looking for validation in others
I am here to empathise, remain non-judgmental, understand your unique experiences, and to challenge the self-limiting beliefs that keep you from achieving the quality of life you deserve. I care about what you have to say and provide an accepting and safe environment. Together we shall take the time to explore your thoughts, reflect on your life, feelings and behaviours, relationships or work challenges to get you to a place where you want to be.
I work primarily with clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer. I generally work in a person-centred way however also apply other therapeutic models depending on your specific needs. My style is to encourage clients to speak in openness and confidence about difficult topics and emotions. You can be confident of working with someone who can understand the challenges you face, and above all, who has your back!
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Psychology, Kingston University.
- Higher Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates.
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Highgate Counselling Centre.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Gay counselling therapy, LGBTQ counselling therapy, Gay therapy London.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and typically take place once a week, usually on the same day and time. The initial meeting is free of charge and usually lasts 30 minutes.
It is important that during therapy the environment you choose to work in is private and comfortable for you. This helps to ensure our work together remains confidential and safe for you.
- £55 per single session.
- £195 per month (weekly sessions).
Fees are payable before the appointment, and can be made by Paypal or bank transfer (BACS).
I run a successful practice that specialises in online counselling and therapy for the LGBT+ community. Our online counselling services are convenient, giving you the freedom to schedule sessions at a time and date that suits you. I also work with family members who have their own anxieties, fear or concerns connected with their relative’s sexuality, challenges or lifestyle. I can help you reach a place of understanding and acceptance to be able to provide the support required.
At present, I am also able to offer face to face and at home therapy in the Surrey area including Guildford and Woking.