About me

Life and career

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

Continuing Professional Development

This year, 2019, I’m doing a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London. The subject of my dissertation is Queer Menopause, and how therapists can support their queer menopausal clients.

I have regularly attended Pink Therapy’s ‘Advanced Clinical Discussions: Kink’ since 2013. In 2017-18 I attended a six-month long cycle of group supervision sessions focused on Out Of Control Sexual Behaviour, run by Dominic Davies and Doug Braun-Harvey.

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.

To keep my practice up to date, I read books and journals and attend conferences and seminars. Here is a selection from the last two years:

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

Memberships

Accredited Voluntary Register

Directories

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Kink Aware Professionals logo

You can contact me here.