Counselling or therapy with someone who understands what it’s like to be a gay or lesbian single or couple might be the solution…
Perhaps you’re feeling depressed and anxious because you feel like a mouse in a wheel, spinning endlessly without any direction or progress in your personal life, career or relationships. Your relationships may never work out. It might be that you keep choosing the wrong partners, or maybe you are confused about your sexual orientation or gender identity and you feel alone and depressed.
Perhaps you are considering coming out, or have already started, and you feel alone, fearful and uncertain about your future.
You might be able to relate to some of these issues…
Gay Relationship Problems
You struggle to form a healthy, loving relationship that is respectful and you are proud of. You seem to cycle through partners that you just don’t connect with, or they don’t connect with you.
Maybe you struggle to form an intimate relationship that lasts longer than a few weeks or months. Or perhaps you are a couple who are in a relationship, but there is no joy left anymore. You are constantly fighting and distancing with little promise of an exciting future. The spark and excitement you felt at the beginning when you met has disappeared.
And the worst part is, you don’t know how to get it back.
Gay relationship or couples counselling can help you identify the negative and ingrained patterns in your relationship and support you in forming a respectful, loving and nurturing relationship where you are feel heard and your relationship needs are met.
If you are single and dating, gay relationship therapy can help you identify and work through blocks you may have to intimacy and discover how to create a great relationship.
If this is what you want, visit our gay couples counselling page.
Coming Out and Identity Problems
Perhaps you are only just realising you are bisexual or gay, or you are feeling confused about what is your sexual orientation.
You know you feel sexually different from most people, but you don’t know how to make sense of it. Maybe you are feeling anxious and worried about what your family and friends will think if you “come out” and you don’t know how to begin. Or you may just be feeling really lost and depressed.
You are not sure who you are and where you belong in the world.
Through working together on your sexual identity or orientation in therapy, you can begin to get more clarity about your sense of self. Your self-esteem and confidence will grow as you begin to accept and love all aspects of yourself.
You can feel positive about your life, it’s purpose and meaning. You can feel proud of your sexual identity or orientation.
If this is what you want, visit our sexual orientation and identity counselling page.
Growing Up Gay in a Straight World
If you know you are gay or lesbian you likely have faced a multitude of challenges going about your daily life.
It can be really hard growing up gay in a straight world and you may have experienced prejudice, homophobia or discrimination. Perhaps you feel shame about being gay and this affects your self-worth, confidence and ability to get what you want in life, including a partner. You struggle to feel good about yourself and positive about your future.
Gay affirmative counselling can help you work through the blocks that have stopped you becoming the person you want to be. Through gay therapy, you can develop the confidence in asking for what you want, and the skills to get what you want out of life.
If this is what you want, visit our gay individual counselling page.
Gay Sexual Problems
If you’re a gay man, you probably know that when your sexual relationship is not working it can be a source of tension and conflict and gradually tear you apart.
And if you’re a single gay man with sexual issues, it can destroy your confidence and self-esteem.
The truth is, many gay men struggle with sexual issues and aren’t sure how to resolve them.
The good news is you can overcome your sexual issues by working with an experienced sex-positive therapist who understands what it’s like to be gay and has trained in specific sexual issues that gay men often deal with.
If this is what you’re looking for, visit our gay sex therapy page.
What makes me different from other counsellors and therapists?
- I have been serving the Sydney LGBTQ community since 2003 and have helped countless LGBTQ people in Sydney.
- I understand many of the challenges and issues that LGBTQ people face because I am a gay therapist and have worked extensively with LGBTQ people. What this means is when you work with me, I can appreciate and connect with the very matters that you are grappling with.
- I am passionate about helping gay individuals and gay couples move out of toxic shame and towards gay pride.
- My gay counselling approach is tailored to suit your unique needs. I am committed to helping you get the best possible benefits from our work together.
- The foundation of my gay counselling approach is gay affirmative and holistic. This means I take the position that there is nothing inherently wrong with being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. As a gay therapist, I view you as whole and complete.
Are you ready to start living a great gay life?
If you have any questions or you’re ready to book your appointment, call us on (02) 8968 9323.