About me

Life and career

I’ve been an author, journalist and broadcaster in the UK and abroad, and a lot of other things in between. I’ve spent a number of years promoting sexual awareness through the arts and media.

Continuing Professional Development

In 2014 I started The London Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity Practice. Eight of us offer counselling, psychotherapy, mentoring and consultancy with a GSRD focus. We also offer training on a wide range of topics to media, charities and training organisations. We meet monthly for peer supervision.

I regularly attend Pink Therapy’s ‘Advanced Clinical Discussions: Kink’.

To keep my practice up to date, I read books and journals and attend conferences, trainings, and events:

Training given/Events/Facilitation

  • ‘Menopause, Sex and Hormones’ (talk) at Transitional States at Birkbeck in May 2018.
  • I have trained other therapists about gender/sexual diversity in the therapy room.
  • ‘The Sex Escalator’ (talk) at Hackney Attic.
  • I have solo facilitated, and held space for other teachers, at a number of experiential workshops.
  • I organised a section of Beyond The Rainbow, Pink Therapy’s 2015 conference for therapists of all genders and sexualities. (Keynote videos here.)
  • I have provided counselling services at festivals.

Previous employment

  • Honorary Psychotherapist, Bexley Psychotherapy Service, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (2012-14). Two years clinical placement at a highly respected NHS Trust.
  • Counsellor, The Centre for Better Health, Hackney (2012-13). A year providing counselling for established community organisation that is also a social enterprise and community hub.

Qualifications

  • Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Counselling – Minster Centre, London
  • AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) Basics.
  • Mental Health First Aid (Camden Council).
  • BA and Master of Arts, English Literature – Magdalen College, Oxford

Memberships

Accredited Voluntary Register

Directories

Poly Friendly Professionals logo

Kink Aware Professionals logo

You can contact me here.

 

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