Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual or intersex (LGBTQIA+) often face unique challenges in their lives. Accepting our sexuality and gender identity, confronting discrimination or bullying, grappling with body dysphoria, or experiencing rejection from loved ones due to our identity can all be part of our reality.

While being LGBTQIA+ doesn’t directly cause mental health issues, it can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. These struggles can impact relationships, hinder personal growth, and create barriers to career advancement.

Research in this field consistently highlights the prevalence of depression and other mental health issues among LGBTQIA+ individuals.

This is why seeking support from trusted individuals is crucial. Sometimes, professional support like psychotherapy and counseling may be necessary to navigate these complexities, cultivate resilience, and gain insight into managing these difficulties with strength and confidence in your personal and professional life.

As a queer therapist myself, I understand the intricacies of LGBTQIA+ experiences and relationships. I have extensive experience in psychotherapy and counseling, particularly with individuals navigating queer relationship dynamics. These dynamics may not always be well understood by those outside the relationship. I provide an open-minded space for you to explore your significant relationships, regardless of how they may appear. I am skilled in understanding and working with alternative relationship models, including non-monogamy, open relationships, kink dynamics, and polyamory.

Therapy modalities

Areas Of Expertise


Many people decide to move to Italy to work, study or retire. While the expatriate lifestyle promises new and exciting cultural experiences and personal development, it also presents its own set of challenges and can be very disorientating. I’m experienced in working with expats to increase their confidence in navigating change and cultural differences, alongside any other issue you may present with.


Navigating LGBTQIA+ identities involves unique challenges that can impact on mental health. Professional support can improve resilience and personal growth. As a queer therapist, I specialise in understanding and addressing diverse relationship dynamics, providing an open-minded space for exploration.

International students

Studying abroad for the first time as a young person can be extremely rewarding and eye-opening. However, many students find themselves unprepared for some of the challenges they encounter, and need further time and space to adjust and to feel more in control. I’m experienced in supporting students in this context, and will help you to feel more equipped to make the most of your time in Italy.

Outdoor Therapy

Some people find a sitting-down therapy setting to be overwhelming and a barrier to being able to seek out support. In specific circumstances, I can provide outdoor therapy sessions in green spaces.


I can provide clinical supervision to therapists, clinical psychologists or mental health professionals, in individual and group contexts.

A safe and confidential space where you can explore the emotional, psychological and relational issues that may be recurring in your life and difficult to manage.