I offer online and face to face LGBT counselling services as I am committed to offering a space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans people and other people whose sexuality/gender may have experienced prejudice and judgment from society as a whole despite the great progress that has been made over the last 50 years. As well as being LGBTQIA+ affirmative (or GSM (gender and sexual minorities), GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity) or whichever catch all or alternative you prefer), I am also affirming and welcoming towards people whose lifestyles, sexuality and sexual preferences/practices may be misunderstood or even judged by others. I welcome people from the BDSM/kink community, and those whose relationships may not be based on gender or sexual binaries or traditional formats, such as M/s, D/s, bisexuals, pansexuals, genderqueer, polyamorous, swingers, and so forth. I am sex and sex worker positive (and listed in NUM’s directory of SW friendly therapists and supervisors) and am committed to a non pathologising and non shaming approach to working with sex and relationships (or not working with sex at all if you happen to lean towards the asexual end of the spectrum).
While some people identify in ways such as above, many people are still curious or evolving and exploring and do not subscribe to a specific label or consider themselves to be part of any “community”. Perhaps you are still trying to figure out what some of the above means to you, and where it fits into your life and relationships – this is something I would be happy to help you explore in an environment free of preconception, agenda and judgment.
While I am happy to work with any sexuality or gender related issues, I am also happy to work with you on any number of issues such as bereavement, depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and so on, without you having to fear that your gender or sexuality will become a focus if you don’t want it to.
I am very willing to work with people who are de-transitioning as in my experience this can be a very misunderstood and isolating place to be.
If you are not in Manchester and looking for an online UK LGBT therapist or someone who is kink/poly aware (you don’t necessarily have to be in the UK yourself!), I am willing to consider online counselling, for example email counselling or video based counselling (or just good old fashioned telephone counselling!) or live chat using Signal. I’m aware there are not too many kink aware counsellors out there and so this can be a useful alternative to face to face counselling for those unable to reach me in person.
If you have any questions please contact me via my Contact Page.