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LGBTQ+ 

My approach

Therapy for LGBTQ+ 

 

Many of the concerns and life challenges LGBTQ people bring to therapy are those common among all people and they might not relate to their identity or sexuality. In this case, you might feel more comfortable with someone who aware of the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community, who is experienced in working professionally with the community and lastly, someone who identifies as a proud member of this community. 

 

An inclusive approach:

 

Furthermore, I am open to working with:

  • diverse gender and sexual identities; 

  • chemsex;

  • consensual polyamorous relationships;

  • sex-workers;

  • people living with HIV.

There is no one-size-fits-all model of therapy, as people grow, heal and change at a different pace.  

 

I am trained in multiple modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychodynamic, family and systemic and my core modality: existential and phenomenological. That is to say, I like to base my work equally on psychological and psychotherapeutic theories as well as philosophy (with an emphasis on Continental Philosophy).

I prefer to work in a flexible, client-centred and integrative manner; drawing from different approaches and techniques, depending on our counselling process and your needs and preferences.

 

It begins by learning who and how you are, and then collaboratively we can shape ways in which you can achieve your own goal and improve your well-being.

As a registered member of BACP and UKCP I adhere to and uphold their ethical and practical guidelines. All my work is professionally supervised and have a full professional indemnity insurance.

Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community

Inclusive, affirmative and non-judgemental 

Having a diverse gender or sexual identity is not problematic for many of us. Unfortunately, it is still possible to find it hard coming out to your family and peers or to experience discrimination, rejection or bullying in a number of settings. Therapy can help you navigate through your experiences and feelings.

Also, it is possible that your concerns are completely unrelated to your sexual and gender identity. Many life challenges LGBTQ+ people bring to therapy are common among the general population.

Whatever your reasons for coming for therapy, you will feel safe and comfortable with a professional who is aware of the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community and who specialises in working therapeutically with its diverse members.

Wherever you are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, you are welcomed and accepted as you are. Additionally, I am open to working with:

  • chemsex;

  • consensual polyamorous relationships;

  • sex-workers;

  • people living with HIV.

Want to know more?

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Check out my fees and policies

Have a question about therapy? Check out my FAQ.

As a registered member of BACP, I adhere to and uphold their ethical and practical guidelines.

 

All my work is professionally supervised and have a full professional indemnity insurance.

Get in touch to book your first session. 

The first session has a reduced fee (30£) to see how and if we can work together to improve your well- being.

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Sometimes talking with someone who listens is all it takes.

Iulian Chear

 

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

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