Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans Gender?
Whilst it is absolutely normal to question your sexual orientation or gender identity, societal acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people, although improving in the main stream, is by no means fully recognized and assumed by all. Feeling lonely, isolated, rejected, misunderstood or pressured to conform, are just a few of the experiences and emotional challenges inherent to being LGBT and increasingly now Q.
Defining the Terms
LGBT, or LGBTQ is an acronym and here is a brief synopsis of what each letter means: –
L – Lesbian: Women who are attracted to other women
G – Gay: Men who are attracted to other men
B – Bisexual: People who are attracted to both other women and men
T – Trans: People who feel like they were born into the wrong body. So, if someone was born with the body of a boy, they might actually feel like a girl on the inside. The opposite orientation is naturally possible too. Another terms for Trans Gender is Gender Dysphoria : the unremitting sense of unhappiness experienced when the inner understanding of gender is other than that ascribed at birth be you either a boy or a girl.
Q – Questioning: Some people are unsure about their sexual orientation. They may describe themselves as “questioning”.
Do you just need to talk?
We aim to provide support and assistance whatever your circumstances, be it your internal struggle of self acceptance, be it the revelation to your family or friends, or be it your journey of transitioning from one life to another. Whatever your struggle, we offer a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which you are able to explore your experiences and inner most feelings.
Counselling, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy may be relevant depending upon your own unique situation, as such, we will tailor make our therapy sessions to suit your individual needs. We offer the opportunity for you to confront and process your feelings in a space that is confidential, genuine, empathic and compassionate to your experiences.
LGBT – Q In Confidence
During the one on one sessions, we can tackle issues such as confidence, relationships, trauma or past trauma, sexuality, childhood, self esteem, anxiety and depression. We believe that being secure in who you are is paramount and as such, we are dedicated to assisting you in leading a happy, fulfilled and authentic life.