Biker, martial artist, therapist (although not necessarily in that order).
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist. By ‘integrative’ I mean that I don’t just stick to one modality of psychotherapy such as psychodynamic, person-centred or Gestalt etc. but rather I combine elements of multiple modalities to best suit my client’s needs. I do have a particular interest in relational, existential and feminist theory psychotherapy. I work, mainly long-term with adults on a wide variety of issues from anxiety to trauma and enjoy working with as diverse a range of clients as possible.
If I have a specialist area, it’s ‘masculinity’ and what often gets described as ‘toxic masculinity’ in the media, although I don’t particularly like the term. Rather I work with the issues around the difficulty of being male in a society that creates unrealistic and often contradictory ideals of masculinity that are impossible to live up to and stops men connecting meaningfully with others, both male and female.
I’m an ex-squaddie and so have somewhat walked the walk when it comes to working with ex-members of the armed forces and can help with issues from PTSD to the difficulty in readjusting to civilian life.
I also allegedly play the guitar.
- BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Older adults