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LGBTQ+ COUNSELLING & THERAPY
Our compassionate LGBTQ counsellors are dedicated to fostering a warm and inclusive space where clients can freely express their thoughts, emotions, and personal experiences, knowing that they will be met with understanding and acceptance
What is LGBTQ+ Counselling?
At the heart of LGBTQ counseling, there exists a nurturing embrace specifically tailored to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals. It is a space where inclusivity thrives, offering unwavering support as clients embark on their personal journeys of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
What Modalities Used in LGBTQ+ Counselling?
LGBTQ counselling utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches to address the distinctive requirements of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ-Affirmative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: This modality is specifically designed to create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ clients.CBT can be utilized to address internalized homophobia, transphobia, or other negative beliefs related to sexual orientation or gender identity. Source: LGB-Affirmative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Young Adult Gay and Bisexual Men
Narrative therapy. This form of therapy is often used in LGBTQ therapy to explore and reshape narratives related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and coming out experiences. It emphasizes the importance of examining and reconstructing the stories individuals tell about themselves, as well as the societal narratives that shape their experiences. Source: Narratives of Gender, Sexuality, and Community in Three Generations of Genderqueer Sexual Minorities
Trauma therapy: Trauma-Informed psychodynamic psychotherapy in the context of LGBTQ counseling refers to an approach that recognizes and addresses the unique experiences of trauma faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. Recent research shows that TFPP shows promise in the treatment of PTSD among sexual and gender minority patients seeking LGBTQ-affirmative PTSD care. Source: Open Trial of Trauma-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among LGBTQ Individuals
Family Therapy: This therapy focused on working with families to improve understanding, communication, and support for LGBTQ+ individuals. Recent research indicates that when sexual and gender minority individuals face elevated levels of parental rejection and limited parental acceptance, it can have detrimental effects on their overall well-being and strain their relationships with their parents.
Who Benefits from LGBTQ+ Counselling?
LGBTQ counseling offers valuable support and assistance to a diverse array of individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. Here are a few instances of individuals who can reap the benefits of LGBTQ counseling:
Individuals who question their sexual orientation or gender identity
Individuals who experience coming-out issues
LGBTQ+ individuals who encounter discrimination and stigma
LGBTQ couples who may seek counselling to address relationship issues
Parents of LGBTQ+ individuals
How Can We Help
Our compassionate therapists strive to create a secure and nurturing environment specifically for individuals who are in the process of questioning and exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ counseling offers a safe and supportive space where these individuals can openly discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences as they navigate their personal journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.