After a very troubled upbringing, I spent my twenties struggling to find a sense of belonging and purpose in my life. I moved around a lot and also changed jobs regularly struggling to find meaning in work. I was in therapy for the whole decade, pretty much, and through this journey (along with other forms of self-discovery such as yoga, dance, buddhism, meditation, intimate relationships and sex), I naturally came to realise that becoming a therapist would be a meaningful step for me to take. I feel deeply privileged to have first found myself on this path in 2012, in my late twenties, and is not only a great job, but a way of being that highly enriches my life both as a therapist and a client.
I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited course) and a further one year training in Relational Couples Therapy. More recently I became a formal student of Worldwork, which is an application of Processwork that focuses working with groups to process different forms of ongoing and systemic oppression such as white supremacy and racism, sexism and homophobia. For more info on this, you could look up Processwork UK or you can contact me - I'd be glad to talk to you about it.
I endeavour to practice in a way that is diversity-affirmative and anti-oppressive. I identify as gender non-binary. Due to the privileges I hold such as the fact that I am white and cis gendered (meaning I was born female and also identify as female) I have blind spots and welcome honest feedback. I am committed to my own personal and professional development.