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I have varied availability weekdays, Monday - Thursday.
About me and my therapy practice
I practice as an integrative therapist, with a focus on LGBTQIA and sex positive therapy.
I am queer affirmative, so my position is that your sexuality and gender identity is as unique as you are and is something to be cherished. Struggles around our identity and desires can be challenging and painful and the world can unfortunately be an isolating and shaming environment to be a part of. As a result of growing up in these sometimes hostile surroundings, a range of difficulties can develop later in life such as: difficulties in relating and forming nourishing relationships, feeling isolated and not belonging, feeling shame around aspects of yourself, or a reliance on alcohol and drugs to just be with yourself and others.
My practice takes a sex positive and kink friendly position. Sex positivity holds strong the knowledge that your sexual desires and ways of having (or wanting to have) sex can be a joyous exploration and way of growth. Societal shame around sex has thrown many obstacles in this course, and we unfortunately absorb and internalise some of that shame into our sex and relationships. Sadly, our story of sex is often not one of joy but of struggle, confusion and pain. Difficult and traumatic sexual experiences can hold power over the present and be an obstacle in how you form sexual and loving relationships.
The world of kink and bdsm has often been pathologised in more traditional forms of therapy. I believe that taking the default stance of viewing kinks or fetishes as a signal of something that has gone wrong is not only obsolete, but damaging and shaming. The kink world is not without its complexities and risks, but your desires and journey with kink give an insight into who you are as a person, maybe even who you want to be. Our sessions can be a place where you can openly explore and be curious about your kink side.
Integrative therapy draws from and incorporates different kinds of therapy such as psychodynamic, humanistic and relational therapy. I see real value in the integrative model as I feel that it allows the sessions to adapt and grow around you. It is you, after all, that is the priority of these sessions. Your gender, race, culture, sexuality, class, disability and religion/spirituality all integrate into who you are, and all has importance in the therapy room.
My approach can be boiled down to a central core issue of how we relate: how we relate to ourselves, to others, to our past experiences and to our ever evolving sense of self. I see our therapeutic relationship as a place where you can explore, question and even make changes to what felt like a fixed way of relating.
I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor (pgDip) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with strict accordance to the ethical framework of the BACP, one of the main professional organisations that regulate the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor for Wandsworth Bereavement Service providing short-term bereavement counselling, as well as long-term therapy with the Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Service.
I am a cis-gender man and use the pronouns he/him. I came to be a therapist after a previous career in the art world. I am originally from Wales, and as well as living in other countries, I have called London home for 12 years.
My first session
My fee for each session is £60.
Our sessions are 50 minutes long.
I have a number of low cost time slots available, these are typically in off-peak hours (late morning / early afternoon).
When you contact me, we will find time for an initial assessment. This assessment is time for us to get to know each other, and to explore what is bringing you to therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to see if I am the right fit for you.
The cost of the assessment is £60.
After the assessment, we will find a regular time slot that works for you.
I am currently conducting sessions online.
My therapy room is located in Walthamstow, London.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited