NI Counselling provides support to our LGBTQ+ Communities
Counselling/psychotherapy offers an opportunity to talk in confidence about challenges, losses, problems or issues that concern you. You may be struggling to come to terms with your sexuality and gender, be facing discrimination or bullying, feel uncomfortable in the body you were born into, or suffer rejection from colleagues or loved ones.
Being LGBTQ+ doesn’t cause mental health issues, or automatically mean you will have them. But it does raise your risk of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, and suicidal thinking. And this can mean your relationships suffer, you don’t reach life goals, or you struggle in your career.
Our LGBTQ+ therapists hold professional qualifications in counselling/psychotherapy, and have significant experience and specific training in working with sexual and gender minority clients. Decades of psychotherapy/ Counselling research shows that the number one best indicator of good results in therapy is feeling comfortable, safe, and connected with your therapist.
Benefits of LGBT Counselling for LGBTQ+ issues:
- Confidential, non-judgemental environment to discuss your concerns, emotions and feelings.
- Support with the process of ‘coming out’ to friends and family, if this is what you wish.
- Discuss and work through difficult issues, such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and addiction.
- Provides a safe environment to explore private and sensitive issues, such as sex and relationship issues.
- We can also offer support to family members who may have difficulty coming to terms with your sexuality.
Our therapists follow a code of practice and ethics approved by their registered organisation. All practitioners have regular supervision and maintain an active interest and participation in the discourse about sexuality, gender, counselling and psychotherapy.
A trusting relationship between you and your therapist is the most important factor in achieving a positive outcome in therapy.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me
Additional Support NI Counselling can assist you with:
Affairs & Betrayals
Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
Body dysmorphic disorder
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome /ME
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pregnancy and birth
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
You may be Interested in Online Therapy
34 Church Street
By appointment only
We have appointments available online and by telephone, we also have face-to-face appointments available at our various office locations across Northern Ireland - our head office is in Antrim town.