LGBTQ Therapy



For 3 sessions

Clinical cases will be analysed on the following aspects:

1- Interpretation of the sexual history, relational history, childhood history and the patient’s resources.

2- Interpretation of symptoms and possible identification of conscious or subconscious homo-negativity and sexual shame.

3- Identifying all relevant factors: relationship diversity, sexual diversity, social system, the culture and/or sub-culture the patient lives in or identifies with.

3- Decision making when choosing treatment strategies.

4- Appropriate patient education. Normalisation and validation of relationship and sexuality diversity. Shame reduction.

5- Appropriate clinical suggestions tailored to the patient’s needs.

6- Psychosexual Therapy. Relationship therapy. Couples therapy when appropriate.

Your Frequency and Starting Date is Preferable.



Patients identifying as LGBTQ are over-represented in mental health services. They also face many psychosexual and relationship difficulties, disrupted attachments and sexual shame. This is partly due to two major factors: non-existent same-sex sex education, and the LGBTQ community being ostracised, in the past and also in the present day.

The LGBTQ community history is filled with trauma: homosexuality was once a mental disorder and illegal in some countries. The HIV/AIDS epidemic added to the community trauma history. And today, we are observing a new epidemic of Chemsex which is a symptom internalised homo-negativity festering in many patient’s subconscious.

The LGBTQ community is very diverse in terms of their self-identified sexuality, sexual practices and relationship systems. Presentations also vary according to where the patient lives: some countries and cities offer more opportunities for a thriving LGBTQ sexuality and relationships than others.

Clinicians need to employ a multi-faceted approach with robust understanding of the psychosocial, psychological, psychosexual, relationship, cultural and sub-cultural elements of the patient’s presentations.

Additional information


Biweekly, Monthly, Weekly

Starting Month

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


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