MA, BA, Reg MBACP Dip. Counselling
I am a qualified professional counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg MBACP). I am also a qualified life coach and a specialist mental health mentor supporting students in universities across London.
I feature in 'Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Counselling and Self Help', also featuring Stephen Fry, David Baddiel, Charlie Brooker and Dolly Alderton.
I see clients in private practice in safe, modern clinic rooms. I also work in a GP surgery and university counselling services. Alongside therapy, I'm a freelance writer and sub-editor for magazines and national press. I am attuned to the issues that creative and journalistic professions can bring up. I previously worked for Samaritans during the Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide – I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge in this area. I was also a Samaritans helpline listener for four years, supporting people with thoughts of suicide. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young adults in care and with ChildLine's schools service delivering assemblies and workshops to primary school children on abuse and neglect.
Therapeutic approach: Gestalt, Humanistic
I routinely combine my counselling and journalistic work raising awareness of mental health in the national press, media, radio and podcasts. I created and host my own music & mental health podcast called Sound Affects, exploring mental health in the music industry.
My words, opinions and work can be found below.
The Evening Standard and Refinery29
The Tonic magazine
Refinery29 and The Guardian
The Evening Standard
Scottish Daily Record