GAY AND LESBIAN CLIENTS

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Intersex  (LGBTQI) experience involves a unique set of life circumstances that bring with it the potential for complex emotional challenges as one struggles to find a sense of identity and belonging in a world where material, legal and relational discrimination continues to exist.

GLBQTI individuals and couples seek therapy for a range or reasons. Some wish to explore trust issues, issues of identity, lack of self confidence or the stress of navigating the pressure to present a very different public persona to the one that feels more authentic out of the social spotlight.

Often I see clients who might have come out some time ago but work remains at a deeper level around processing and integrating this and other complex experiences.

GLBQTI clients come to therapy for issues including: 

  • Navigating a straight world 
  • Exhaustion from 'being' someone who isn't really who you are
  • Looking for authenticity in others and feeling alone
  • Lack of trust, disappointments and rejections
  • Redefining who we are when we seek a relationship
  • Dealing with traumas from the past and the present
  • Dealing with the feeling of wanting to flee as relationships get serious
  • Rejection and losses
  • Family complexities
  • Sexual concerns
  • Drug use and its implications 
  • Long-term relationship issues such as communication or drifting apart

I have experience working with GLBQT clients facing these issues and many others. My approach is supportive, deeply empathic and non-judgemental. Should you be facing any of the issues above I would encourage you to make contact to discuss an appointment.


What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.
— Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947

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