I am a cisgender man who identifies with the umbrella term ‘queer’.
My pronouns are he/they.
I am a registered HCPC Drama and Movement Therapist living and working in London, England. I offer Creative Psychotherapy in my private practice in Hackney as well as working as Project Lead for the Youth LGBTQI+ Counselling Service at Spectra CIC.
I am a movement-aware therapist; I believe the way I feel in my body is informed by what is present in between you and me. What is communicated non-verbally has often the potential to bypass the channels of language and open new ways of communication.
My approach is deeply influenced by Jungian psychology. My core training in the Sesame approach to Dramatherapy is grounded in soul-making – analytical/archetypal psychological prospective. My trainings in Authentic Movement with Linda Hartley and in Phototherapy techniques with Judy Weiser reflect my personal mythopoetic approach to the psyche. You may wonder if the process is a linear one, indeed, it is not. As Jung suggests 'the way is not straight but appears to go round in circles' (Jung, CW12, para.34)
In a world that is becoming over-polarised in the binary oppositions, whether to be right/wrong, black/white or male/female, my work as a creative arts therapist is to offer a space for clients to sit at the crossroads. The oblique approach of Sesame meets queer culture both pointing at a third space which native language is the open, not-interpretative image. Taking a step back from the literalised world of everyday life and one into the metaphorical of stories, myths and dreams can allow us to expand our vision and periphery.