I am a BACP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist with a Masters in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy, a professional diploma in therapeutic counselling, and a PhD in Psychosocial Studies. I am currently in the middle of a full psychoanalytic training at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
I work with individuals either in person, online or by telephone in an open-ended way, or for just a few sessions, depending on need. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Some of the issues I have experience working with are complex trauma, psychosis, class, race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, adoption, abuse, addiction, and leaving narcissistic relationships. I also have specialised experience of working with religious abuse and ex cult members.
I work with a commitment to social justice and human rights and I keep in mind the inequalities and power relations that constitute each person’s place in the world in disparate ways. I am feminist, queer-positive, trans and gender-affirming. I understand how pathologizing normative and reductive belief systems can be and how those with privilege (gendered, racialised, economic or otherwise) can abuse their power in subtle and manipulative ways. I also recognise how harmful the western psychiatric industrial complex and mental health care system can be – particularly to people with disabilities or otherwise marginalised and oppressed – and for these reasons I always adapt my approach to the needs and wishes of the person who comes for therapy and their own experience of the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD (Psych), MA (Counselling and Psychotherapy), Pg: Dip (Psych), BSc: Hons, BACP-reg.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Narcissistic abuse
- Cult survival