I am a therapist highly experienced in this field and I have a broad understanding of many of the issues you may want to explore and work through in therapy. I have over 10 years’ experience working within the community and began my counselling career working for Australia’s largest LGBTIQ health promotion agency.
It is well reported that, compared to the general population, LGBTIQ people are more likely to experience and be diagnosed with mental health issues. While there have been positive changes in legal reform and shifts in social attitudes, unfortunately discrimination, stigma, and social marginalisation still exist and can result in negative health outcomes for LGBTIQ people. For successful therapy outcomes, it is important to work with a therapist who understands the challenges that members of the LGBTIQ community can experience.
I understand that too often people have had negative experiences when accessing support services that have not been LGBTIQ inclusive, and I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgemental space where diversity is embraced, and clients feel supported. My clients often say that they appreciate the fact that I am “real” in therapy and create an environment where they feel comfortable talking about issues that are often considered off limits.