Counselling & Support for LGBTQ+ Issues

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For people who identify as LGBTQ+, there can still be social stigmas that cause a range of difficulties in day to day life.

Coming to terms with being a different sexual orientation, gender identity, or feeling “different” from others can be a source of great distress, with many people not sure where to turn for help.

If you’re struggling with your mental health as a result of your sexual orientation or gender identity, finding the right space to talk about LGBTQ+issues and resolving any conflict is extremely important.

Our experienced counsellors in Newcastle have a unique understanding of the challenges that identifying as LGBTQ+ can bring. Specifically, our LGBTQ+ Counselling in Newcastle provides specialist support and can help you to work through your difficulties.

Talk Through Your Issues

A disproportionate number of those who identify as LGBTQ+ experience mental health difficulties – with Stonewall charity’s survey indicating over half of LGBT people have experienced depression.

Although being LGBTQ+ might not inherently cause these problems in itself, the reasoning for this is likely down to a number of things.

These may include discrimination (such as homophobia, biphobia and transphobia), genuine or feelings of social isolation, and negative reactions from others when coming out.

For those unsure of or struggling with their sexuality or gender identity, it can be difficult to know where to turn.
By talking through your difficulties with our specialist LGBTQ+ counsellors, you will be able to work through your difficulty with somebody who understands.

Which Therapies Can Help With LGBTQ+ Issues?

The types of counselling and therapies available to help those in the LGBTQ+ community are proven to be effective in beating problems such depression, anxiety,trauma, and common problems that occur as a result of difficult experiences.

Therapies such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) are all evidence based and proven to help with a range of problems.

Similarly, supportive counselling with an LGBTQ+ therapist in itself can help you work through some of the challenges that you might be facing and can help you feel more included and give extra support. Similarly, if you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship, regardless of sexuality or gender, our experienced counsellors in Newcastle can also provide helpful LGBTQ+ couples counselling.

Contact us about LGBTQ+ Counselling in Newcastle

If you would like to access specialist counselling and support for LGBTQ+ issues, please fill in the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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