EMBRACING YOUR SEXUALITY, GENDER & IDENTITY
Every single person regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity wants to live a happy, peaceful and loving life within their relationships and themselves. However, most societies have defined heteronormativity as the social and cultural norm. Individuals that fall outside of these standards are not only alienated and rejected from their communities, friends and family members but also get abominated and judged as unworthy.
LGBTQI+ persons at a young age will grow up in families, workplace and communities where they will witness or experience harassment, intimidation, homophobic bullying, discrimination, abusive or life-threatening responses towards non-binary gender identities or non-heterosexual individuals. These traumatic experiences and phobias get internalised by the LGBTQI+ person and become a story they repeat to themselves and about themselves, which leads to emotional, mental and physical health problems.
The shame in their gender identity and guilt towards their sexual orientation can cause these individuals to live a double-life and battle with extreme self-hatred, anxiety, paranoia, fear, low-self esteem, depression, self-injury, numbing strategies or suicidal.
LGBTQI+ Affirmative therapy can help individuals who want to love and accept their sexual orientation, gender identity and behaviour as a healthy and natural part of who they are. Affirmative therapists can also provide support for individuals that have a history of trauma that relates to their present-day distress and issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
HOW WE CAN HELP
At Neu, we provide an affirming, non-judgemental and confidential environment to individuals who are experiencing direct or indirect present-day distresses or trauma related to their sexual orientation or non-conforming gender identity. Our cutting-edge therapy treatments are all personalised according to each of our patient’s unique requirements.
Our LGBTQI+ Affirmative Therapists are genuine, well-trained and skilled in helping individuals who are suffering from discrimination, bullying, social isolation, hatred, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or rejection from their loved ones, family, friends, work or school.
We aim to help our clients with new coping skills and a better understanding of how to manage individuals or situations that may cause them to be distressed, fearful or traumatised. We also help LGBTQI+ persons to enhance their everyday life by exploring new ways of processing their painful perspectives and feelings in a safe approach. With our help, individuals can create new positive thought patterns, acceptance and love towards their sexuality, identity and gender within themselves and those around them.
OUR THERAPY INTERVENTIONS AND TECHNIQUES
At Neu, we create a safe, affirmative and compassionate space to explore the situation that you are facing.
We use contemporary models such as EFIT, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor, Attachment Based Therapy, Psycho-Anaytic Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Systemic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Based Therapy (CBT). These are all research and evidenced-based models that can determine a higher level of success in allowing individuals to feel connected to themselves and others.
COMMON LGBTQI+ ISSUES WE HELP WITH
LGBTQI+ Affirmative Therapy can help you to love and accept everything about you, which also includes your sexuality, identity and gender. You will gain new skills and resources to help you cope and process traumatic experiences and feelings in a healthier way, which can empower you to live a happier and fulfilled life.
Here is a list of just some of the topics our therapists can cover:
- Anger, Isolation, Avoidance Or Rejection From Family, Friends Or Your Community
- Sexuality And Sexual Health
- Major Life Changes
- Communication and Self Expression
- Depression, Anxiety,
- Self-harm, Suicidal Thoughts
- Anxieties and Fears
- Alcohol and Substance Misuse
- Self-esteem and Self-confidence
- Bullying and Discrimination
- Fear Of Violence and Domestic Violence
- Dating, Relationships, Sex and Romantic Dynamics
- Institutionalized Prejudices
- Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (Prep), HIV and Sti
- Hormone Replacement Therapy,
- Gender Affirming Surgery
- Other Concerns Relevant To The Lgbtq Community
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DID YOU KNOW?
“Affirmative therapists validate, advocate and demonstrate an affirming stance toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex persons. “