Coming to terms with our own sexuality, potentially facing homophobic attitudes and discrimination, and possibly suffering rejection from loved ones are all issues that can cause significant emotional and psychological distress. All aspects of life can be impacted, including self-worth, relationships, general health and happiness. It can feel as if there is no one who can understand or help and no way out of the spiral of distress and misery.
Counselling offers a space to talk through the problems you face in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment you can begin to build up a solid base of support that can equip you with the coping strategies to challenge the problems you face. You can learn strategies and resources to be able to cope more effectively distressing or triggering situations, and explore confusing and painful emotions in a safe way. You can also explore issues surrounding sex and relationships, including couples counselling where appropriate.