I am originally from Kent but moved to Scotland in 2010 to study literature and, later, creative writing. I currently live in Glasgow, with my cat, Margot. You may catch a glimpse of her snoozing in the background of our sessions.
Before I was a therapist, I was a client. My experiences of therapy from the ‘other chair’ were the main thing that inspired me to begin my training. It took me a while to find the person who was right for me, and this was a difficult experience in itself. Eventually I met a therapist who shared important aspects of my queer identity, and the feeling of being truly seen and understood had a profound impact. This was the environment I had needed to start my healing and growth.
I developed ME/chronic fatigue in my early 20s, resulting in a rather oddly shaped CV, a new appreciation for sofa-based leisure activities (yes, I am a podcast bore), and the urgent need to challenge the belief that my value as a person was tied to my productivity and achievements. Beginning to unlearn these deeply entrenched harmful ideas about myself was tough. But now, further down the road, I believe with my whole heart that the point of being alive is finding joy wherever you can. I am really excited about working with clients to let go of the fear that life needs to conform to a particular pattern or schedule and focusing instead on what is meaningful and pleasurable to you, personally.
I have a particular interest in working affirmatively with clients who identify as being on the asexual spectrum.
I have a Masters’ degree (MSc) with distinction in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I am committed to continuing development and love to learn.