What is LGBTQ 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, transgender or non-heterosexual or non-cisgendered (LBGTQ), 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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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. Our therapists can offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy.

Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy for LGBTQ 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

Appointments

To make an appointment to see one of our LGBTQ counsellors or psychotherapists,  please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email our appointments@theawarenesscentre.com. We are open seven days a week. Some therapists work from other consulting rooms across London.

Fees

Our low cost counselling service is available if you are on benefits or a low income. Fees range from £15 – £35 in Tooting and £20 – £35 in Clapham.

Fees for private counselling and psychotherapy range from £50 – £130. Some therapists are a private health care provider.

Our Specialist Therapy Services

Our LGBTQ therapists

Our private counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are registered or accredited with one or more of the following professional bodies:

DO YOU NEED SUPPORT WITH 'COMING OUT'?

Call our reception team on 020 8673 4545 or book an appointment online.

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