We understand that the concerns LGBTQ individuals bring to counselling are often universal to all people – and not necessarily related to their personal sexual orientation or gender identity. We provide a safe, nonjudgmental and accepting therapeutic environment for our LGBTQ clients.
Our counselling approach strengthens your ability to live to your potential, by learning coping strategies which can alleviate stress and reduce anxiety.
We understand the issues that are affecting members of the LGBTQ community. From coming out to parents to parenting in a same-sex household – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning females encounter a unique set of experiences and challenges throughout their lives.
Current sociocultural changes and legal reforms have significantly increased the potential for LGBTQ individuals to live openly fulfilling lives, with a range of the same rights and protections afforded to heterosexual individuals. Although, discrimination and stigma still lingers, which means that LGBTQ women are vulnerable to a unique set of stressors which result from living as a sexual minority in a mostly hetero-generic world. Constant stress can result in experiences of isolation, shame, anxiety and trauma.
Talking therapy really helps those who identify with LGBTQ matters to feel better in themselves and more confident to face the world. They have a chance to talk and feel heard in a safe and non-judgmental environment, whilst they work through difficult emotions, life issues and other struggles they may be facing, to increase their confidence and live to their potential.
Counselling and support for parents, family members and friends of LGBTQ individuals
If you are a friend or family member of an LGBTQ female and you need some advice and support, we are here for you too!
LGBTQ friendly counselling can help you and your family to explore and process any concerns or fears you may have about your loved one’s identity.