Gender and Sexuality

Sexual orientation indicates whom an individual is sexually and emotionally attracted to. This can mean males or females of the same or opposite sex. Individuals with a heterosexual preference are attracted to people of the opposite sex. Homosexuality refers to individuals who are interested in people of the same sex. Many individuals who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) find the experience very confusing and at times quite lonely. LGBT individuals seek counselling for help with the many of the same clinical and life issues as heterosexuals. Whether or not you seek counselling for issues related to your LGBT status, it is imperative you feel supported and are able to speak freely in order to benefit from the therapeutic experience. Counselling in a confidential and safe environment can offer some much needed support and healing.