- Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem are problems that can affect each and every one of us, regardless of our sexual orientation.
- Yet, for LGBT+ individuals, the sources of mental distress are both wide and far-reaching.
- Coming to terms with one’s sexuality, facing homophobic attitudes and discrimination, and suffering rejection from the ones we love are all issues that have the potential to cause significant emotional and psychological distress.
- They permeate all aspects of life including self-worth, relationships and even our occupation and career choices, and unsurprisingly they can have a devastating impact on health and happiness.
- Consequently, it can feel as if there is no one who can help and no way out of the spiral of distress and misery.
Counselling & Coaching help with issues arising from LGBT+ identities.
LGBT+ Counselling & Coaching
- By talking through the problems you face with a trained Coach or Counsellor in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment you can begin to build up a solid base of support that can equip you with the coping strategies to challenge the problems you face.
- Your Coach or Counsellor can provide you with the tools and techniques to be able to cope effectively with events/situations that might precipitate distress, and help you explore complex and painful emotions in safety and comfort.
- Your Coach or Counsellor can target surrounding issues such as depression, anxiety which may be blocking your way to feel better.
- Coach or Counsellor can also explore issues surrounding relationships, and support you through to achieving both your short and long-term goals.
- Finally, Coach or Counsellor can also offer couples counselling, if both you and your partner feel this would be of benefit to the relationship.
- Confidential, non-judgemental environment in which to discuss your concerns, emotions and feelings
Develops tailor-made coping strategies to manage stressful/distressing situations, e.g. in the face of homophobia or hostility.
- Support with the difficult process of ‘coming out’ to friends and family
- Targets surrounding issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and addiction
- Be able to explore private matters and relationship issues in safety.