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
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: