(Image description: a picture of Rowan, a white person with short dark hair and glasses. They are wearing a black jacket, and sitting on a moorland surrounded by heather. They are smiling and looking down at the heather.)
I have a background in the creative arts, as well as spending many years learning about re-generative land based practices. I spent much of my professional life working with vulnerable and marginalised groups as a support worker, before embarking on my Processwork training with Processwork UK in 2016. I am white, non-disabled, neuro-diverse and identify as trans non-binary and queer. I use they/them pronouns.
I actively work towards affirming diversity and providing education around issues of marginalisation and oppression. In 2020 I co-founded Beyond the Box, a facilitation collective dedicated to providing education and training around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Beyond the Box has since joined in partnership with Pride Outside CIC, an outdoor well-being organisation working with LGBTQ communities in Scotland. I recognise that on-going self work is necessary to work with diverse identities and experiences, therefore I am dedicated to self-education, self-reflection and constant engagement around dynamics of power and privilege.
I am a trainee member of the UK council for Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical and professional standards.
Motivations and values
I am passionate about holistic healing, facilitating awareness, and working towards social justice. My core motivations and value are:
A commitment to social justice and intersectionality (find out more about intersectionality)
A focus on the collective as well as the individual. I understand that much of the oppression and trauma we face as individuals is rooted in collective and systemic oppression
A dedication to supporting individuals and communities to find healing, resilience, clarity and purpose, in order to transform and find new patterns of relating and being
A commitment to on-going self work and self interrogation, and rigorous ethical standards of practice
A trauma informed approach; at all times thinking about safety, consent, choice and empowerment