Need to talk?
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions and the challenges you are going through.
Using an integrative approach, I provide relational counselling tailored to your needs. I believe that connection is an important part of what makes counselling work; together, we can build a therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe, supported and understood.
Working collaboratively, I will help you to find acceptance, to grow and to develop more self-compassion. I will help you to work through past and present difficulties, gaining new awareness and perspective.
I have experience working with anxiety, anger, self-esteem, relationships, abuse, trauma, guilt and shame. Specialising in work with LGBTQ+ clients, I have experience in a wide range of issues around gender and sexual relationship diversity, including:
- coming out;
- internalised homophobia;
- being a gay parent;
- experience of discrimination and microaggressions;
- gender identity and expression;
- intersections of spirituality and sexuality;
- and being ‘othered’.
Whilst these issues may or may not be the focus of our work together, I aim to provide a space where clients can consider how these aspects of identity affect their lives, their self-concept and their expectations of the world around them.
Finding the right counsellor can be daunting – but if you’re finding life hard and struggling with your feelings, then talking to me could help.
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of the West of England
Level 4 Counselling Certificate, University of the West of England
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
I offer sessions online and face-to-face. Sessions cost £45 and last for 50-55 minutes.
I offer face-to-face sessions on Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons. I offer online sessions on Mondays. Please get in touch for availability.
Taking the first step into counselling can feel difficult; understandably, people sometimes feel nervous about the first session. You’re meeting a new person, in a new context, with the prospect of sharing personal, vulnerable things which you may not have told anyone before. Nerves are perfectly normal and we can work with that feeling. I am experienced in putting people at ease.
I offer clients a free initial meeting. This gives us an opportunity to decide whether we could work together. By coming to your initial meeting, you’re not signing up for anything and you’re not tied in to a certain number of sessions.
In the initial meeting, I won’t ask you to go too deep or share anything too vulnerable. It will be a chance for me to gather some information from you, after which we can explore what’s brought you to counselling. We will discuss what you would like to get from counselling, and start to think about how we might move forward. If you choose to have counselling with me, I will continue to review our work together as we go, so it doesn’t all have to be decided in our first session.
Get in touch to arrange a free initial meeting.