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About me

If you are LGBTQIA+ it can be hard to find a therapist you trust to work with you in an accepting and non-pathologising way. I’m an experienced counsellor committed to working affirmatively with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. I provide counselling that will support you in your LGBTQIA+ identity whether you are looking for a service relating to this, secondary struggles or other issues.

My initial training was in Person Centered counselling (University of Strathclyde 2012) and I have studied narrative therapy, ecotherapy and somatic/body based approaches. I draw on all of these approaches and my sessions are tailored to your needs, interests and strengths.

In the past I have worked as a counsellor at LGBT Health and Wellbeing and for a national charity offering counselling to asylum seekers and refugees who had experienced profound trauma and loss. I have extensive experience of working trans-culturally and I am happy working with language support.

Prior to my counselling training I worked in a variety of different contexts: as a support worker with women in the criminal legal system, for a food co-op and for a community organisation working with the Travelling community. I also have a background in activism and organising for migrant rights and solidarity through my work with the Unity Centre in Glasgow.

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I am committed to respecting diversity in all its forms and working to support and empower you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology
  • MA Social Anthropology
  • PG Diploma Person Centered Counselling

Additional training:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Ecotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Person Centered Art Therapy

I am registered with the PVG Scheme

Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists


Free initial in-person session

Additional information

£60 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

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Please note I will not be taking on new clients until February 2022 and will not respond to enquiries until then. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

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