Master of Science in Mental Health Studies, King’s College London
Post Graduate Diploma in Life Skills, Sexuality, Reproductive Health, Christ University
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
My therapy style is person-centric talk therapy that would fit into the bucket of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I am a queer-friendly counsellor, and I specialise in LGBT specific issues. My practise is based in creating safe spaces where all individuals can accept and express themselves without judgement.
Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Targets psychological problems by looking at learned patterns of unhelpful behaviour. Helps better understand and identify distorted thoughts and develop a better sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.