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Gay and Lesbian Issues

We know first-hand that the LGBTQ+ community may face unique and additional challenges and experiences like micro-aggressions, stigma-related and minority stress that research has shown to negatively impact mental health and well-being of those in the LGBTIQA+ community. Many gay and lesbian individuals may consider therapy for various reasons, ranging from navigating discrimination to exploring identity and relationship concerns.

Colin Longworth, our psychologist, is a proud gay man and a LGBTIQA+ affirmative provider who has firsthand dealt with many of these issues.  He has a compassionate and empathetic approach to providing therapy in a psychologically safe environment, where the client is less likely to feel the need to “self-censor”.

Why You May Be Seeking Therapy? 

Our LGBTQI+ counselling extends to the spectrum of issues one may face as a part of this community, including: 

  • Depression or Anxiety (often, though not always, a result of “less than equal” treatment) 
  • Wanting to develop a Gay/Lesbian support network away from “the scene”? 
  • Wanting to explore questions about “How will I meet Mr/Ms Right?” 
  • Dealing with issues about discrimination or less-than-equal treatment 
  • Feeling the need to hide who you really are in the workplace or other settings 
  • Wanting to reduce internalised Homophobia or heterosexism 
  • Feeling guilty about being Lesbian or Gay or that it’s “wrong.” 
  • Concerns about responses of family, friends, or your church to “coming out.” 
  • Conflicts between cultural or religious beliefs and homosexuality 
  • More general fears about “coming out” 
  • Social isolation from other Lesbians and Gay men 
  • Alcohol or other drug addiction 
  • Want to feel better about being Gay or Lesbian   
How Therapy Can Help: 

Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for you with an empathetic Psychologist who may well have dealt with similar adversities

At Huntingdale Psychology, we are committed to providing compassionate and affirming therapy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer individuals in Perth. We aim to create a safe and inclusive space where everyone feels valued, understood, and supported.