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LGBTQ+ Counselling

What is LGBTQ+?

The LGBTQ+ community consists of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, pansexual, pangender, intersex, and asexual people.

Supporting LGBTQ+ people at Mindful Psychology

Mindful Psychology is proudly a LGBTQ+ ally. We aim to support individuals who are experiencing mental health-related concerns to their sexuality and/or gender. We acknowledge that those who identify as LGBTQ+ are likely to have needs and concerns that are different from the heteronormative population, such as:

  • Discrimination, prejudice and/or shame
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual identity/orientation
  • Coming out
  • Transitioning

When should an LGBTQ+ person seek professional help?

Members of the LGBTQ+ are more likely to develop a mental health disorder, compared to straight and cis-gendered people. Previous research has shown that depression and anxiety is more common for gay men than straight men, especially for those who are closeted. Additionally, other studies have found that in a given 12-month period, females with same-sex partners were more likely to experience a mental health disorder than a female with an opposite-sex partner. More commonly, these might be:

If you are experiencing gender or sexuality related distress, and/or any of the conditions listed above, you are likely to benefit from talking with a therapist whom you feel safe with, to learn some healthy coping mechanisms.

How can our therapists help?

All of our therapists at Mindful Psychology are LGBTQ+ allies, who have experience in supporting people with any key concerns relating to their gender and/or sexuality. Our therapists draw from a range of techniques, which include:

Anxiety actually signifies that there is a part of us in need of attention and/or support.

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Practice Location

Book a session to see our Brisbane psychologists today. We are located at 5/6 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba. Designated parking is available onsite. A variety of public transport options are available nearby – see www.translink.com.au. Counselling can also be provided via Telehealth counselling (video) or phone if this is your preferred option.

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Other Services

ADHD Assessments

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 4-5% of adults.

Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety occurs when you have feelings and thoughts of fear, apprehension, worry, nervousness or imminent danger, that may occur when you are involved in a situation that you feel you cannot manage safely or successfully.

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Corporate Training

Organisations around the world – including Google, Facebook, and various schools and healthcare organisations – are introducing mindfulness initiatives to their employees.

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Counselling Brisbane

Many of us come to a time in our lives when we know we want things to be different. We may be tired of suffering and struggling, but need support to move forwards.

Depression Counselling

Depression can leave you feeling lonely, lost and unsure about how you’re going to find a way through.

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Grief Counselling

For most of us, experiences of grief and loss will occur multiple times throughout our lives. However, being a normal part of the human experience does not make it any easier when we encounter loss of someone or something that we cherished.

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Mindfulness training is a powerful way to cultivate happiness and peace of mind, and is a simple and meaningful way for individuals to begin to effect positive change.

NDIS Counselling

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded programme in Australia designed to provide essential support and services to individuals with various disabilities.

Pain Management

Pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, both physical and emotional, and it affects our daily lives.

Perinatal and Postnatal Mental Health

Pregnancy and childbirth involve many physiological, hormonal, and anatomical changes of the body.

Relationship counselling Brisbane

Relationship Counselling Brisbane

Relationships and marriages generally begin in a very happy place. When these initial feelings change over time, we may need the support to move forward.

Sexual Health Counselling

A safe space to discuss your sexual needs and concerns.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselling

The impact of addiction can be far-reaching; psychological, physical, and social effects of addiction disorders can significantly lower people’s quality of life.

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Supervision sessions provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your work – what you’re doing well and areas you’d like to strengthen.

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Telehealth / Online Psychologists & Counsellors

We are pleased to offer therapeutic support and treatment via Telehealth, video or phone conferencing for clients in Brisbane and around Australia.

Trauma Counselling

Trauma is a broad term that describes experienced events that evoke fear and distress due to a threat or a perceived threat to an individual’s safety.