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 Certification (2023)
I'm Naomi. I trained as a therapist at post-graduate level in Melbourne, Australia. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the food industry as a start up founder and then a marketing and branding manager. I identify as part of the LGBTQIA + community and use she/they pronouns.
My experience includes working as a freelance 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.
Certified Psychosexual Therapist 2022 (sexual issues, sexual trauma, GSRD client relevant, sex-positive approach).
Certified Trauma Therapist 2023 (evidence-based therapies, somatic focussed, tapping, emphasis on creating a sense of safety and emotional stabilisation, practical ways of addressing intrusive imagery, working with triggers).
I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw on several modalities. This is likely to 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.
I am currently away but I will have some availability for new clients from mid October Monday - Thursday between 10 AM and 6 PM. If you send an enquiry I will reach out upon my return thank you.
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.
Long or short-term therapy is available.
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