I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Birmingham City University in 2011, before going on to complete my MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2013, Advanced Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing in 2016, and Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2021. I have a broad range of experience of working with adults across various NHS primary and secondary care mental health settings. I have also worked in specialist services, which include HIV Psychology, Psychosexual Therapy and more recently Gender Identity.
I aim to offer a collaborative, safe, empathic and non-judgemental space for you to express yourself freely and feel understood. I also ensure to work in an LGBTQ+ affirmative way. Within therapy, I believe it is important to explore your current experiences at a pace that works for you, whilst touching on areas like your relationships and the impact of culture, religion and/or social contexts. I am also particularly interested in your strengths and the ways in which you cope.
I work integratively, allowing me to creatively and flexibly tailor therapy to your needs. I believe this is important, especially as we all have many different identities. I work by drawing on a range of models, including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Systemic Therapy. I am experienced in supporting adults (18+) who have experienced a range of difficulties, including, but not limited to, depression, OCD, anxiety, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, anger, stress, phobias and relationship difficulties. Through my training, I have also been able to gain specialist knowledge of working with HIV, sexuality, sexual wellbeing and sexual problems.