Much of Stella’s counselling and writing focuses on mental health and the importance of well-being and she is a regular contributor to the media. She is also the resident psychotherapist for the current TV series, Raised by the Village, a family programme that helps troubled teenagers reconnect with themselves and their families.
Stella’s first book, ‘Cotton Wool Kids’, was released in 2015 while ‘Bully-Proof Kids: Practical tools to help kids grow up confident, resilient and strong’ was released in 2017. Stella’s latest book ‘Fragile’, was released in 2019 and focuses on overcoming anxiety and stress.
Stella was the presenter of the documentary ‘Trans – Kids: It’s Time To Talk’ broadcast on Channel 4 in November 2018 and she contributed a chapter to the 2019 book, ‘Inventing Transgender Children and Young People’.
The Jungian analyst, Lisa Marchiano, and Stella launched ‘Secrets of the Motherworld’ in September 2019, offering thoughtful exploration of the most intimate aspects of motherhood in a bid to help mothers feel less alone. In December 2020, Sasha Ayad and Stella launched ‘Gender: A Wider Lens’, in a bid to explore the concept of gender from a psychological depth perspective.
Stella is a Clinical Advisor in the Society for Evidence-based Gender Medicine and a founding member of the International Association of Therapists for Desisters and Detransitioners.
Stella holds a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a M.A. in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.