Talkingminds have a long history of providing therapy and support to members of the LGBTIQ+ community. We acknowledge the disproportionate prevalence of mental illness, addiction, homelessness and suicide rates within the LGBTIQ+ community and the resulting marginalisation.
We understand that some clients may have had negative experiences with mental health service providers and are seeking a LGBTIQ+ ‘friendly’ approach. These experiences may have ranged from misunderstanding and misplacement of the importance of sexuality and gender with the context of mental health; they may have also included judgement or discrimination; they may have included avoidance on the therapist’s part in terms of important conversations and they may have included a perceived lack of warmth or unconditional positive regard. These experiences may have also included invalidation of the lived experiences of LGBTIQ+ people within the wider socio-political landscape. These experiences may have eroded trust and left a person unwilling to reach out for further support.
We welcome enquiries from clients of all genders, sexualities and relationship types.
We provide services to members of the LGBTIQ+ community that include:
- Individual counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychological services
- Couple counselling
- Family counselling
We offer counselling, psychotherapy and psychological support for LGBTIQ+ clients who may be experiencing the following:
- ‘coming out’ and the associated issues to do with family, friends and supports
- relationship problems
- navigating the psychological impacts of discrimination, exclusion and isolation
- navigating work related issues within cultures of bias
- gender questioning
- support to live a rich, full and meaningful life
In some instances, you may qualify for a Medicare rebate with a GP referral. Alternatively, our private therapists provide therapy at very affordable individual and couple rates and in most cases nearly matching the gap payment of some Medicare therapists.
Contact us today to discuss how we can assist with providing you, your loved ones or friends with LGBTIQ+ friendly counselling services in inner west Sydney.