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.

Our therapists are now offering face-to-face therapy at our centres in Clapham and Tooting and many of our private counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists also offer telephone and online counselling. 

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

Our Specialist Therapy Services


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 offer online and telephone counselling.


Low Cost £35

Private Therapy £50 – £130.

Some therapists are registered private health care providers.


Appointments are available seven days a week. Book online or call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 to be matched with the right therapist for you.

Our LGBTQ therapists

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


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

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