I work with all kinds of people from the age of 16 upwards, and I don’t discriminate on any factors.
I have a specialist interest in all types of gender and sexual diversity, and my particular expertise is listed at the bottom of the page. You can find my Pink therapy listing here. I recognise that most people who identify in these ways aren’t troubled by their identity, but rather, want to know they can be accepted for who they are without first having to explain. Other people are seeking to explore their identity – perhaps you aren’t quite sure how well an identity fits, and you’d like somewhere non-judgemental to explore that. But perhaps your ‘issue’ has nothing to do with gender and sexuality, and you’re straight, cisgender and happily monogamously married. You’re very welcome also.
You’re welcome to bring whatever is of importance to you, to the counselling room. Some people have big traumatic past hurts to bring. Some people have smaller traumatic past hurts to bring. Others have no trauma to speak of, but a nagging sense of unease. Yet others have an issue or a topic that they can’t seem to get clarity on, and are looking for a non-judgemental space to work it through. Some other people are looking to explore new ways of being in the world, and want to talk that through.
You don’t have to have a diagnosis such as depression, or anxiety or schizophrenia to deserve to come to counselling, and you will not be taking space from someone ‘more deserving’. Equally, if you do have one (or several) mental health diagnoses, you are also welcome. I believe that people are not their diagnoses, but are shaped by life experiences, and that includes diagnoses they have been given. For some people you feel your diagnosis fits, and I am happy to work with that. For others, you feel it does not, and I am happy to explore that also.
Different types of gender and sexual diversity that I have experience working with:
- Gay or lesbian
- A trans man or trans woman
- Outside of the gender binary
- Living in, or (considering) exploring non-monogamies, including swinging, polyamorous or relationship anarchy models
- Kinky or interested in BDSM as lifestyle or as leisure experience
- Partners of all of the above
Different topics that clients bring to the room that I have experience working with:
- Relationship worries
- Various diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder
- Exploring gender, sexuality and transition
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Alcohol use
- Eating disorders
If you would like to work with me on anything, please get in touch via the email address and phone number on my contact page.