Psychology Practice

LGBTQ Counselling

LGBTQ individuals often face a range of stressors that can significantly impact their mental health and well-being. Discrimination, societal stigma, and the fear of rejection from family, friends, and communities can create distress. Counselling for LGBTQ individuals serves as a safe space for individuals navigating the intricate landscapes of sexual orientation, gender identity, and acceptance.

Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ Individuals

Individuals identifying as LGBTQ tend to experience heightened rates of mental health difficulties as a result of having to navigate additional challenges related to sexuality and gender identity. These include:

  • Identity Acceptance: LGBTQ individuals often face challenges related to societal acceptance of their sexual orientation or gender identity, which can lead to feelings of shame, guilt, and confusion.
  • Minority Stress: Discrimination, prejudice, and stigma contribute to minority stress, increasing the risk of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
  • Family & Relationship Strain: LGBTQ individuals may encounter difficulties within familial relationships and face additional stressors in forming and maintaining romantic partnerships, due to some societal attitudes.
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Here at Angsana Psychology, we provide inclusive counselling services tailored to the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals, regardless of the types of issues they may be facing.

Therapy for LGBTQ Issues

We prioritise creating a non-judgmental and inclusive environment where those who identify as LGBTQ can explore their identities, experiences, and emotions without fear of discrimination or prejudice. Our psychologist in Norwich, Dr Jinnie Ooi, supports individuals to develop coping strategies for managing challenges associated with sexual orientation and gender diversity.

LGBTQ Counselling Norwich

We recognise the intersectionality of identities and acknowledge the diverse experiences within the LGBTQ community, including those of individuals who belong to racial, ethnic, religious, or other minority groups. By offering compassionate and culturally sensitive therapy services, we strive to empower LGBTQ individuals to enhance their mental wellbeing, and live authentically in alignment with their authentic selves.

If you or someone you know could benefit from LGBTQ-affirming counselling support, don’t hesitate to contact us today for an initial assessment with our therapist in Norwich.

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