About Sydney Gay Counselling
Counselling and Therapy for the Australian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, and Transgender Community
Sydney Gay Counselling is a private practice dedicated to improving the lives and relationships of Australian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer people.
About Clinton Power
Hi, I’m Clinton Power. I’m a clinical counsellor, psychotherapist, and Gestalt therapist who has a passion for helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender people live healthy, vibrant, and rewarding lives.
I opened Sydney Gay Counselling in 2003 with a mission to improve the mental health and relationships of LGBTQI+ people.
As a gay man, I intimately understand many of the challenges and issues that you may be facing as an LGBTQI+ person.
Over the last two decades, I’ve worked with a wide range of LGBTQI+ issues including:
- sexual issues
- sexual orientation and identity
- non-monogamy and polyamory
- coming out issues
- relationship issues
- conflict resolution
- childhood sexual abuse
- trauma and complex PTSD
While my practice is called Sydney Gay Counselling, I provide counselling and therapy services to LGBTQIA+ people throughout all of Australia via Zoom online video counselling.
Specialist in couples therapy
I specialise in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer couples and have devoted my career to becoming skilled in couples therapy with same-sex couples. I also frequently help gay individuals and couples overcome sexual issues.
I can help you create a relationship that is respectful, loving, and meaningful.
When I work with you and your partner, I help you learn how to manage conflict effectively, create positive relationship patterns, and restore the connection and intimacy in your relationship.
I was a professional classical musician for over 15 years and played with world-class orchestras in Australia and overseas.
As a performer, I was often dealing with performance anxiety and I developed an interest in the mind and performance psychology.
My interest in performance psychology then led me to my studies in counselling and psychotherapy.
Before I began my counselling studies, I was an Ankali emotional support volunteer for people living with HIV/AIDS.
My therapy and counselling philosophy is gay-affirmative. This means I believe there is nothing inherently wrong with being gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgendered.
I believe that emotional, physical, and psychological wellness comes from you embracing and accepting your gay identity.
- Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (GPTS)
- Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (JNI)
- Graduate Diploma in Music (Sydney Conservatorium)
- Bachelor of Music (WAPA)
I’m a former faculty member of Jansen Newman Institute of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy, where I facilitated group therapy for counselling and psychotherapy students and trained them in therapeutic skills.
I participate in regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance my work and ensure my clients get the best possible help.
- Clinical member of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA) Reg. No. 21029
- Gestalt Australia & New Zealand (GANZ)
The above professional associations provide ethical and professional guidelines and I adhere to their codes of practice and ethics in my clinical work.
Online counselling sessions available for residents of Australia
Counselling sessions are available online via Zoom videoconference for residents of Australia.
No matter where you reside in the world, if you’re an Australian resident, we can work together online.
Are you ready to start living a great gay life?
Call us on (02) 8968 9323 or click the button below to book an appointment today.