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What is LGBT Counselling?

Coming to terms with your sexuality, facing discrimination, victimisation or homophobic attitudes can have lasting effects. Some people suffer rejection from their families or friends and, together, these experiences have the potential to cause significant emotional and psychological distress.

At The Awareness Centre, we understand the challenges of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LBGT), and we offer a safe and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore these issues.

Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem are problems that can affect each and every one of us. Yet, for some LGBT individuals, the sources of mental distress are all encompassing. They can affect all aspects of life, including self-esteem, relationships and even our career choices, all of which can have a devastating impact on health and happiness.

Counsellors and psychotherapists practising at The Awareness Centre see many people, each with their own unique issues to resolve. If you are having issues or problems related to your sexuality, then you too may benefit from counselling and psychotherapy.

Therapists at The Awareness Centre have experience in working with LGBT issues and can support you on your journey to self-improvement. They will support you with systems to cope with and challenge the problems you may be facing, with the aim of helping you live an authentic, full and happy life. Additionally, if you wish to combine counselling and psychotherapy with medication, we can refer you to our private consultant psychiatrist.

Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues

  • Confidential, non-judgemental environment in which to discuss your concerns, emotions and feelings
  • Support with the process of ‘coming out’ to friends and family.
  • Discuss and work through difficult issues, such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and addiction.
  • Provides a safe environment to explore private matters such as sex and relationship issues.
  • Same-sex couples therapy with experienced therapists.
  • We also offer support to family members who may have difficulty coming to terms with your sexuality.

Our therapists can offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy.

Fees:

Low cost counselling and psychotherapy: If you are in receipt of benefits, working tax credit, pension or are a student, the fee is £15 per session. If you are on a low income, the fee is £30 per session.

Private counselling and psychotherapy: The fee for this service varies between £50-£130.  Some therapists are a private healthcare provider.

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Make an appointment

To make an appointment to see one of our LGBT counsellors or psychotherapists, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email info@theawarenesscentre.com. We are open seven days a week.

Our Therapy Services

The Awareness Centre also offers Addiction Counselling, Anger Management Therapy, Bereavement CounsellingChild & Adolescent Counselling and Multilingual Counselling within the NHS, Low Cost and Private Counselling Services.

Call us on 020 8673 4545

Our Services

 

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What people say

Psychotherapy wasn’t something I ever thought I would be looking for, but after going through a period of having emotional mood swings and feeling lost in my head, my friends advised me to seek some professional help. I did a simple internet search and found Kelly. At first I didn’t know what to expect and felt quite anxious about opening up to a stranger about very personal matters, but once my sessions began, Kelly made it so easy for me and I just talked about anything and everything. …
Michael Ciechanowski

LGBT Counsellors

Our Therapists

Our LGBT counsellors and psychotherapists are either registered with BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), BPS (British Psychological Society), COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists), FDAP (The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals), HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), UKCP (The UK Council for Psychotherapy ), UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists) or AHPP (UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners).