Therapy for LGBTQ+
Many of the concerns and life challenges LGBTQ people bring to therapy are those common among all people and they might not relate to their identity or sexuality. In this case, you might feel more comfortable with someone who aware of the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community, who is experienced in working professionally with the community and lastly, someone who identifies as a proud member of this community.
An inclusive approach:
Furthermore, I am open to working with:
diverse gender and sexual identities;
consensual polyamorous relationships;
people living with HIV.
There is no one-size-fits-all model of therapy, as people grow, heal and change at a different pace.
I am trained in multiple modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychodynamic, family and systemic and my core modality: existential and phenomenological. That is to say, I like to base my work equally on psychological and psychotherapeutic theories as well as philosophy (with an emphasis on Continental Philosophy).
I prefer to work in a flexible, client-centred and integrative manner; drawing from different approaches and techniques, depending on our counselling process and your needs and preferences.
It begins by learning who and how you are, and then collaboratively we can shape ways in which you can achieve your own goal and improve your well-being.
Therapy for Depression
Depression does not have one single cause, but a variety of causes from stressful life events to illness, ageing or giving birth. You may experience any combination of low mood, sadness or lack of motivation to various intensities and duration.
Therapy can help you understand your feelings and what causes them along with the behaviours and ideas that contribute to how you feel. You can get a better understanding of major life events (significant health problems, the death of a loved one, unemployment, relationship problems, etc.) and their impact upon your life.
Through therapy, you can find out which aspects of those problems you may be able to improve or solve in order to regain a sense of control over your life. Lastly, it can help you develop better coping mechanisms to deal with what is difficult or painful in your life.
Bereavement and loss
People grieve differently, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. It is normal to experience fluctuating emotional states such as grief, pain, guilt, sadness or anger. Sometimes, it may feel out of control and chaotic or even isolating.
Counselling aims to give you a space to talk about your feelings, your losses, your struggles and your fears.
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As a registered member of BACP, I adhere to and uphold their ethical and practical guidelines.
All my work is professionally supervised and have a full professional indemnity insurance.