“Shall I compare you to a Summers day-Bashtaalak sa’at”

Still thinking of this beautiful film ‘Bashtaalak sa’at’ ‘Shall I compare you to a summers day’ from Outburst Arts Festival. A queer, Arab love story about a group of men trying to navigate a polyamorous relationship. Beautiful, funny & touching. I think about how important those representations of the wide variety of ways people can …

ADHD in the Therapy room with Aspire Autism Consultancy.

I have recently finished some enlightening training on working with ADHD in the counselling room with the lovely Deborah & Ruth at Aspire Autism Consultancy. I have done alot of training courses over the years, and this has felt like one of the most important. I often work with queer, trans or LGB clients who …

Internalized homophobia

Internalized homophobia (or queer, bi, and transphobia) is a phenomenon that effects LGBTQ people in varying degrees. Internalized homophobia is ‘internalizing’ of negative messages from the environment around us (media, politicians, family members, schools, religious figures) and turning this negativity towards ourselves. It is what happens when negative voices that start outside ourselves are absorbed …