Last week I got to PGDip level in my doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy. I have a minimum two more years of training to get to doctorate level, let alone my doctoral research into the embodied experience of postmenopause, but with well over 350 client hours behind me and three years of training, this is now my leap-of-faith point to start my private practice.

Like many of us, my ‘imposter’ difficulties (working class, queer, woman, chronic pain) mean that I always find stepping up scary – and yes, that’s every time I’ve done it, despite how very often I have done it in decades of arts, leadership, equalities and campaigning work. While it’s definitely time to get out there and share my work more widely, of course I am nervous as well as excited.

And so, here goes – a therapist website with all the useful info, lacking only a pile of rocks. (I do have wildflowers, water, and labyrinth though, wouldn’t want it to look too un-therapisty!)

Stella Duffy Therapy