As a gay man I have a particular interest in working with clients across the LGBT+ spectrum. Words and language are important, and we can describe ourselves in many ways. Whether you are looking for specific lesbian and gay counselling, or prefer Queer or bisexual, as an LGBT therapist I’m able to work with you, wherever the identify across the sexuality and gender spectrum. I also work with transgender individuals and couples, as well as with families of trans-identified and trans-historied people. I’m fortunate to be in private practice so can offer a range of services in Northwich, easily accessible to clients from, Liverpool, Warrington, Cheshire and North Wales. I also have a room in Chorlton, easily accessible for clients wanting counselling in Manchester.
My training focussed on the basic building blocks of relationships, how they work and what happens when they go wrong. And most of the things that make them work, and make them go wrong, are the same whatever your sexuality or gender identity.
But it is also true that there are different issues which affect us as LGBT people in relationships. My personal understanding of these issues as well as my additional training mean I am able to work successfully with clients to understand and resolve these issues.
I am uniquely qualified and experienced to work in this field. As well as my M.A. in Relationship Therapy, I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy for Gender and Sexual Diversity clients from Pink Therapy, the UK's largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients. I am also proud to be a Clinical Associate of Pink Therapy. I have completed extensive training with Gendered Intelligence on working with Trans* and Gender Variant Clients and am a member of their therapist network.
My training and experience covers a wide range of diverse populations. I will work with you whether you identify as lesbian, gay, queer, asexual, bi, polysexual, asexual, polyamorous, Kink, transgender, cross dressing, gender fluid/ genderqueer, non-binary….or however else YOU choose to define your life and loving. There are very few counsellors with the experience or training to work with kink/ BDSM in a non-judgemental way, but being part of these communities gives me this extra insight.
Some of the issues I have experience in are: coming out, homophobia, transphobia, working with partners, family acceptance, exploring Kink and BDSM safely, problems with sex, jealousy in poly/ open relationships, violence and abuse, children, managing personal change, addictions, anxiety, drink and drugs (including chemsex).
Whatever is going on for you, you can be sure you won’t be judged.