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About me and my therapy practice
Finding the right counsellor is similar to finding a comfortable pair of shoes that is right for you. Having had five years of ongoing therapy myself, I understand and empathise with the difficulties involved in the process of finding and trusting a stranger and sharing your thoughts, experiences and emotions with them. I have experienced what it's like to be at the starting line too.
My aim is to not only listen but to walk alongside you on your journey without judgement. I am not here to judge or label you. Though what you want to share may be difficult and times may be hard, my aim is to hear your story and together we may be able to make sense out of the chaos so you can eventually heal and grow.
Acceptance and diversity are at the epicentre of myself and experience. Diversity in experiences, thoughts, fears and self and the acceptance that goes with it. I aim to provide you with a transparent and non-judgemental space that is safe so you can start your own journey.
Please note: Due to COVID-19 I am currently holding all sessions online via video calls instead. I have found that clients still find this an effective way to have therapy, particularly during such a difficult time.
I am a fully qualified person-centred therapist. I am trained with long-term clients facing issues with depression, anxiety, feeling lost, addiction and trauma. I have experience working with many different people, including clients who identify as male and female and on the LGBTQ+ spectrum those who are victims of childhood, domestic and sexual trauma and it's subsequent effects. I have also worked with clients who are in substance recovery or who are finding the process challenging.
Alongside gender and sexual identity issues, I have also worked with conflicting cultural and religious issues. I have experience and training working with vulnerable and at-risk women. I am aware of the difficulties and challenges that some clients may face.
I presented a research paper at the BACP Conference (2018) - The experience of Muslim men as they actualise-self as gay males and how this may inform counsellors working with this clients group.
I have training and voluntary experience working in sexual health as well as HIV (newly diagnosed or living with) and the complications they may bring.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work