My name is DK.
Welcoming clients to my busy Midlands-based practice for weekly or fortnightly appointments, whether in person locally or nationally and internationally via Skype.
I am a half-century young parent and grandparent with a very eclectic, interesting and varied life. My family and home are central to my happiness, as is travel and general exploration of life and self. I’m also very open and endeavour to bring my whole, authentic self to this work.
I have a reputation for ‘healing the healers and holding those who hold’. Is it time you put your own oxygen mask on first?
I have five years of UK professional counselling studies and qualifications achieving levels 2, 3 and AQA Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (after initial psychology studies). Aiming for PhD. Psychodynamically trained; Integrated. Currently completing the two year Post Grad Diploma in Gender & Sexuality Studies with Pink Therapy.
Additional skills that strongly inform my practice; Life coaching, guidance and mentoring, Sexuality coaching, Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and N.L.P. (neuro-linguistic programming).
Familiar and experienced with diversities of gender, relationship styles, sexualities, lifestyle choices and therefore working with clients from the LGBTQIA+, polyamory, tantra, spirituality and kink communities. Sometimes just knowing this is an aspect of your life that I will not automatically pathologise, is enough to begin.
If in doubt that your particular struggle or challenge is something that I would be willing to or indeed able to work through with you, please do feel free to ask. I will respond without judgement and with honesty.
I do not have a magic wand. I may however carry a few more road maps than you for this particular situation. You’re still driving!
My personal interests include nature, walking, exploring, travel, reading, writing, meditation and spirituality. I have tried my hand at many physical and mental pursuits during my life including parachuting, paint-balling, body boarding, pot-holing/caving, climbing, abseiling, go-karting and exploring the world in which we live.
This continuing exploration includes a deep and ongoing commitment to self-development with various educational and experiential retreats such as; Vipassana, Shamanic circles, the Urban Tantra Professional Practitioners course with Barbara Carrellas, attending and assisting on UK workshops run by the likes of Dossie Easton, Raven Kaldera, Lee Harrington and more. You could say I believe one can never acquire enough knowledge, experience or skills! I also read Tarot professionally; I view this as an exceptional ‘life path progression tool’ for those whom it suits.
I love my family, friends, furry friends (we’ve a cat, three dogs and I’ve a Dutch Warmblood Palomino!) my home and my Suzuki Bandit 500E motorbike.
“If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse. However, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.” Goethe.
Get in touch, let’s talk.
Note: Also available as an experienced Consultant, Educator, Speaker (and Facilitator of groups/meetings) for extensive classes, workshops and talks (on gender, LGBTQIA issues and alternative sexualities) e.g. at five UK Universities and for national events and organisations such as the Pink Therapy Conference, SMPride, Kinkfest 2004 (Organising Director), Polyday, Tantra4GayMen, Unitarian Youth Workers Training Conference.
Get in touch if you would like me to speak, teach, facilitate or hold a workshop for you.
KAP Link (N.C.S.F. Kink Aware Professionals)
That’s more than enough about me, I’m far more interested to learn about who you are. But do feel free to ask me any questions and I’ll be more than willing to answer.
Get in touch, let’s talk.