LGBTQ+ Counselling with Hope Therapy and Counselling
Despite the legalising of Homosexuality in 1967 and the subsequent legalising of same sex marriage in 2014, there are still many areas of inequality and prejudice that members of the LGBTQ+ community may encounter.
Homosexuality and religion, gay adoption rights, homophobic bullying in schools and the workplace are just some of the challenges members of the LGBTQ+ communicate may face.
Although mental health and wellbeing challenges can impact anyone, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, social isolation, rejection and difficult experiences around coming out are just some of the possible contributory factors that lead to higher than average levels of mental health challenges compared to the population as a whole.
One study showed that half of LGBTQ+ people experienced depression and three in five had experienced anxiety.
In counselling, clients from the LGBTQ+ community sometimes prefer to work with someone from within the community themselves. Other people do not make this distinction. This is a personal choice. Whereas we have members of the team who are members of the community, all our therapists are non-judgemental, understanding and non-discriminatory.
What can we help you with?
– Dating & Relationships
– Sexual Issues
– Family Problems
– Anxiety & Depression
– Issues around Self Worth
– Self Confidence
– Coming Out
Hope Therapy is here to help.
Hope Therapy’s fully qualified and experienced team of Counsellors and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, offer UK wide Psychological and Emotional Support to the LGBTQ+ community via Zoom and Skype, as well as in-person in a wide variety of areas.
We can help you to develop positive skills, interventions and insights to support a wide variety of wellbeing needs, offer emotional support should you need it as well as help you explore the next steps that are right for you.
- Identifying triggers.
- Effective Skills and interventions. Supporting your psychological needs and wellbeing.
- Emotional Support.
- Experienced and non-judgemental team.
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