Individuals at any point in their lives experience depression, stress, anxiety and any number of difficult accompanying emotions. Yet, for members of the LGBT community, these issues are magnified and exacerbated through stigma, homophobic pressures, uncertainty of identity and repression of difficult feelings, linked to struggle with sexuality. Sexual & Gender identity inform how we feel about ourselves to a much larger extent than most of us realise

Issues often related to LGBT Identity/Sexuality

  • Depression, anxiety or low self-esteem
  • Vulnerability through invisibility and isolation
  • Confusion about your sexual orientation
  • Coming Out
  • Identity issues concerning sex or gender
  • Relationship Issues
  • Fidelity, trust and jealousy issues
  • Issues with sex
  • Substance/addiction issues
  • Trauma such as bullying, homophobia, transphobia or stigma

What are the benefits of counselling?

Confidential and non-judgemental environment to explore thoughts, feelings and perceptions around sexuality and gender identity

Exploration of the coming out process and how you would like to create this for yourself

Develop coping strategies to deal with distressing situations such as homophobia, transphobia and stigma

Explore issues related to sex and relationships in safety

Explore the development of your sexuality and sexual identity from a younger age to the here and now