Navigating Identity: How LGBTQIA+ Therapy Supports Self-Discovery and Growth
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
2M ago
Navigating Identity: How LGBTQIA+ Therapy Supports Self-Discovery and Growth In a society that often imposes rigid norms and expectations, navigating your identity can be a complex and challenging journey. This is particularly true for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or questioning (LGBTQIA+). Fortunately, therapy can serve as a valuable resource in supporting self-discovery and personal growth for the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+ therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore and understand your true self. It of ..read more
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The Silent Suffering of Lonely Gay Men
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
3y ago
The Silent Suffering of Lonely Gay Men  Loneliness in gay men has become an epidemic within the male gay community. Gay men who aren’t in an intimate relationship often describe feeling a deep and profound sense of loneliness. This emotional pain can be a problem as it can lead to serious mental health issues. Knowing how and why loneliness happens in gay men is essential to understanding what you can do about it. Why are gay men lonely? Loneliness happens when you feel cut off or isolated from people and communities. This isolation is prevalent in male gay communities because it can be h ..read more
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The Dangerous and Cruel Reality of Gay Conversion Therapy
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
3y ago
The Dangerous and Cruel Reality of Gay Conversion Therapy Gay conversion therapy is a controversial practice that has been around since the 19th century. It can bring a lot of harm physically, psychologically, and emotionally to the people subjected to it. Members of the LGBTQI+ community are healthy and valid individuals with normal gender identities and sexual orientations. No one shouldn’t be forced to undergo a conversion away from their best and most authentic self. What does gay conversion therapy involve? Gay conversion therapy (also called reparative therapy) aims to change your sexual ..read more
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Coming Out Tips: Advice from the Other Side of the Closet Door  
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
3y ago
It’s easy to answer the question “how do you come out?” when you’re already out, and you’ve trekked that path. However, there’s no one way to do it. There’s not a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Everyone’s journey is different, and as such, the steps taken can vary widely. There are things you can do to make the process easier for yourself and less daunting. Here are 7 steps to help ease your experience coming out as LGBTQI+: 1. Don’t ignore your truth  Pretending that you’re not gay only hurts you. It doesn’t change who you are. It’s okay to be gay, and it’s okay to know that ..read more
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How to Find a Gay Therapist: 6 Things to Look For
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
3y ago
Having a therapist who supports you and has experience with LGBT+ issues is important for you to get the guidance you need. A gay therapist is not necessarily a therapist who is gay, but rather a therapist who is informed and affirmative about gay issues, experiences, and identities. A gay therapist is not someone that you only speak to about gay topics, either. Your gay therapist should be a professional whom you can speak to about all problems you encounter, emphasising being able to help you address and positively handle gay issues. Here are 6 things to look for when searching for a gay th ..read more
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30 Gay Relationship Goals for Happiness Together
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
3y ago
What are gay relationship goals? Relationship goals can help you create a healthy gay relationship. They assist you in improving how you both give and receive love in your relationship. Why do I want goals in my relationship? Everyone wants to receive love in a way that makes them happy. Inversely, you also want to give love in a way that makes your partner happy. The benefit of successful relationship goals is that both you and your partner are giving and receiving love in ways that make you both happy. Since everyone enjoys being happy in their relationship, people with and working toward r ..read more
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COVID-19 Advisory: Sydney Gay Counselling
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
4y ago
Many people are understandably concerned about coronavirus. The impact on the health of our communities is unprecedented and extraordinary. And with the rapid changes we’re all encountering daily, it’s hard to stay up-to-date with the evolving developments. If you’re considering counselling with me, or you’re already a current client of mine, I want to let you know about the precautions I’m taking to ensure your good health while we work together. Online counselling sessions If you’d like to start counselling but are self-isolating, working from home, or limiting your movement outside, I’m of ..read more
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STUDY: Supportive Families of LGBT+ Children Leads to Less Bullying
Sydney Gay Counselling Blog
by Clinton Power
4y ago
A study of adult LGBT+ people in the UK looked at their life experiences during school life and in the workplace, and found that a supportive family environment makes LGBT+ children less likely to be bullied. The study found that family support significantly reduces the likelihood that children will be bullied at school. However, the results for bullying in the workplace were less effective. Support from family can have a significant and positive impact on a child’s self-worth and self-esteem, which can positively affect how people handle bullying and victimisation. A result of parental suppo ..read more
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