"60 to 76% of LGBT people report positive, long-term improvements in both mood and relationships after seeking counselling support."
Specialist support to clients for the following concerns:
LGBT Mental Health and Relationships LGBT people face elevated rates of psychological distress due to social stigma and prejudice, which can adversely affect their self-esteem, sexuality and relationships with others. Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia can also create significant mental health challenges for LGBT people. Counselling can help to address these issues and support LGBT people to live confidently within their sexual orientation and gender identity.
In addition to the common relationship issues faced by heterosexual couples, domestic violence and sexual coercion is also prevalent in LGBT couples, with 30% of same-sex attracted people reporting intimate partner violence in their relationships.
Coming Out as LGBT Contrary to popular belief, publicly affirming one’s sexuality or gender doesn’t happen in one big reveal for most people. More frequently, coming out is a gradual process that happens in stages – or not at all for some people. In fact, only 50% of LGBT Australians are out to their entire personal and professional circles.
You might choose to come out to your parents, family, friends, or workmates. But for many people, there are cultural, religious or professional considerations that shape and inform when, and who, they choose to share their LGBT identity with.
After coming out in her forties, Ghita understands many of the relationship problems that you may be dealing with. Ghita has specialised training and experience in relationship therapy and has helped many gay and lesbian couples to create long-lasting and loving relationships.
Ghita Therapy offers client-centred support that is sensitive to the complex needs of LGBT clients navigating the process of affirming their sexual orientation and gender identity. Call Ghita today on 0439 888 070.
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