Publications, Papers and other media

Books

Queering Psychotherapy

I contributed a chapter to this groundbreaking book, where practioners were interviewed on a variety of topics, all with an intersectional lens. It is not just a book by and about queer therapy and therapists, but, as the title suggests a move to queer pschotherapy itself.

Fandom, Culture and the archers. An everyday culture of Academic Folk.

My chapter in this book, which was a life ambition achieved, explored the barriers faced by people in rural areas accessing counselling, by looking at three families who live in Ambridge, and the episodes in which Elizabeth Archer did attend counselling sessions.

Step Into Study Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Contibuted to the chapter on continuing professional developement with a focus on GSRD training as a vital necessity.

Non -Binary Lives: An anthology of intersecting identities.

Our gender identity is impacted by our personal histories; the cultures, communities and countries we are born into; and the places we go and the people we meet. But the representation of contemporary non-binary identities has been limited, until now. Pushing the narrative around non-binary identities further than ever before, this powerful collection of essays represents the breadth of non-binary lives, across the boundaries of race, class, age, sexuality, faith and more.

Articles

Sex Work and Minority Stress

My final paper for the Pink Therapy GSRD Therapy Post Graduate diploma, which applied the minority stress model to sex workers.

Outdoor Therapy

What is outdoor therapy and who is it suitable for, a guide from the BACP.

Transitioning in The Workplace

A paper for the BACP Workplace Journal on the support workplace based counsellors can provide gender diverse people who take gender affirmative steps.

Full Disclosure

An exploration of how we balance authenticity, disclosure, and social media in the 21st century – with contributions from myself, Phillipa Perry and others

Kink in the counselling room Therapy Today, July 2019 Volume 30 Issue 6

An exploration of how counsellors can work ethically, and without allowing their own prejudices to impact clients for the in-house journal of the BACP – Therapy Today

Neither Fish nor Fowl

A workshop at the BPS annual conference on the barriers faced by multisexual people in accessing mental health support

Queering Shula

A paper for Academic Archers on heternormativity in the BBC radio drama The Archers.

Barriers faced by trans people with suicidal ideation in accessing counselling

My dissertation for my post graduate diploma in therapeutic counselling.

I don’t want to be this way – A Person Centred Response.

An exploration of how counsellors can work with distress around gender and sexual orientation from a person centred affirmative stance for the Journal of the Person Centered Approach (available online via their blog)

Other Writing and Media

Trans Britain – A book review

Trans Britain by Christine Burns reviewed for the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section

The Queerness

Explorations of different aspects of queerness

Welldoing.org

A selection of articles for Welldoing

Huffington Post 

A selection of articles on different issues for the Huff Po

Podcasts 

Down to a Sunless Sea

In the final full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to Dave Pickering about grief and death. This is an episode about ways of thinking (and feeling) about bereavement, therapeutic approaches to change and loss, how the systems and attitudes around and inside us effect the ways we deal with difficult things, and so much more.

Football Matters

Discussing the barriers to a gay bi or trans professional footballer coming out

Therapists connect

An interview with Dr Peter Blundell about being an anti oppressive therapist, what that means to me and how it impacts my work.

On Becoming a GSRD therapist

In conversation with Dominic Davies.

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