About Luke...

Qualifications

PhD - University of Stirling - in progress

BACP Individual Member

MSc Counselling Children and Young People

BA(Hons) Psychology with Philosophy

Luke studied his undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy. With an interest in mental health and developmental psychology he then continued to develop this by undertaking a Masters in counselling children and young people. Learning an integrative approach for working therapeutically with young people, Luke now uses creative, cognitive and person-centred skills in his work.

Luke has conducted undergraduate and postgraduate research focusing on areas of gender and sexuality in young people. He is currently researching non-binary gender identities in young people, for his PhD at the University of Stirling.

Luke has previously volunteered at a local charity offering counselling support for a range of needs and has attended specialised training in areas of trans awareness, eating disorders, self-harm and autism.

Luke has also volunteered as a youth leader with an LGBTQ+ youth group, for under 18s, in Northampton, providing a safe and supportive space for young people with various genders and sexualities.

 

Specialisms

  • Gender and sexual identities - particularly trans and non-binary identities

  • Trauma

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-harm

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