As a counsellor and psychotherapist I offer general therapy to individuals. I work with various kinds of psychological or mental health issues including, but not limited to: suicide, self-harm, depression, anxiety, obsessions, eating problems, sexual and relationship problems, abuse, trauma, and identity development.
My main area of interest is around gender and sexual diversity. This includes, but is not restricted to: people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity; those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, celibate, polyamorous, or non-monogamous; those who are on the trans and gender variant spectrum; and those involved in kink lifestyles or sexual practices.
I also provide individual and group clinical supervision, as well as workshops on issues related to gender and sexuality or to general wellbeing.
Training and working experience
After my initial training in education and a subsequent diploma in philosophy, I trained as an integrative psychotherapist at the University of Derby. I am currently completing an MA in supervisory practice at the Minster Centre in London. In my practice I also seek to continuously improve my knowledge and skills by attending training on different issues and therapeutic approaches.
I have worked as a teacher, a counsellor and psychotherapist, and a supervisor, and I have delivered workshops, seminars, and training to various groups, including groups of professionals. I have also presented gender and sexual diversity issues during lectures at university, academic conferences, and on the media.
Memberships and accreditations
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a registered psychotherapist with the Council for the Professions Complementary to Medicine in Malta, a member of the Malta Association of Psychotherapists, and a senior practicing member of the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession.
Apart from Maltese and English which are my mother languages, I also have good working knowledge of Italian and, to a lesser extent, French.