Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Counselling and Psychotherapy
What kinds of issues face LGBT persons today?
Although societal attitudes are slowly changing to be more accepting of same sex relationships, they still have some way to go. It is challenging enough to transition from youth to adulthood in today’s world, but more so when negative labels and stereotypes are placed on you because of your sexual orientation. Cultural prejudice, school rejection, parental reactions and the thought of potentially losing friends can cause significant emotional and psychological distress which go on to affect your self-worth, relationships and even your occupation and career choices.
Do any of the following concerns refer to your current situation?
- Feeling lonely, isolated, confused, anxious or depressed
- Having difficulty accepting your true feelings
- Feeling shame or low self-esteem because of your sexual orientation
- Fearing rejection by family or friends if you reveal your sexual identity/Hiding your true sexual identity from family and friends
- Fearing being physically assaulted by homophobic individuals or groups
- Experiencing, either in the past or currently, discrimination or harassment at school, work or elsewhere
- ‘Falling in love’ easily, only to be disappointed with your partner
- Having low self-esteem
How can counselling and psychotherapy help me?
Therapy can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and completely confidential environment in which to examine and challenge the problems that you face. At Fresh Mind Therapy, we will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to be able to cope with potentially distressing situations. Here are some of the benefits of LGBT counselling:
- A confidential, safe and neutral environment in which to discuss your concerns and issues
- Help to develop coping strategies to manage distressing situations
- Support with the potentially difficult process of ‘coming out’ to friends and family
- Focused treatment of any associated depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and addiction
- Discussion of and working through sex and relationship issues without fear of judgement
- Couple counselling for partnerships
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