Psychotherapist and Counsellor (MBACP)
Qualified Therapist (Post Graduate)
British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Member (00971893)
Qualified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Psychosexual Therapy Certification (2022)
Trauma Therapy Diploma Certification (2023; currently in training)
I'm Naomi. I trained as a therapist at post-graduate level in Melbourne, Australia. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in marketing and branding for start-up businesses. I identify as LGBTQIA + and use shey/they pronouns.
My experience includes working as a psychotherapist for MIND, a university campus counsellor and as a LGBTQIA+ crisis line telephone counsellor. I have extensive training and experience in working with young adults (18 - 35) and GSRD (gender, sexual and relationship diverse) clients. I am also trained in psycho-sexual therapy and currently training in trauma therapy.
I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw on several modalities. This may include person-centred, compassion-focussed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic, attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and existential approaches.
Therapy with Me
First and foremost, I aim to create a friendly, warm space where clients feel safe and able to open up. I'm aware that therapy can be a daunting prospect, so I will ease you into the process as much as I can. I won't probe you with questions, nor will I sit silently making notes, instead we will collaborate to find our own rhythm and way of working.
I provide clients with tools to allow them to deal with the challenges that life can bring. This may be learning how to manage a diagnosis of adhd, dealing with challenging interpersonal relationships, alleviating social anxiety, or coping with feelings of low mood.
The therapy space can also be used to process past experiences or as a sounding board to explore creating a new sense of self or direction in life.
Where appropriate, I use my experience as a meditation teacher to work somatically with the body using breathwork and mindfulness.
the one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself
What will my first session be like?
I don't have a formal structure or assessment process, however I may ask things like what is bringing you to therapy now and if you have any goals for therapy. Don't worry if you don't have all the answers - we can think about these topics together.
After this session, I suggest you have a think about if you would like to book in for regular therapy and let me know in a couple of days.
Currently available for zoom and in-person sessions (Shoreditch) Monday - Friday.
Standard fee is £80 per session, however a sliding scale starting at £50 per session is available for students, key workers and people on low-income.
Available for long or short term therapy.
I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch and we can organise a quick call and take it from there.
we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty