LGBT Counselling Melbourne
Don‘t ever be afraid to show off your true colours. The LGBT Counselling Melbourne Counselling Clinic is few doors down from the Pride Centre on Fitzroy Street. We are LGBT allies, and offer a non judgemental, professional therapeutic environment.
LGBT Counselling in Melbourne
LGBT (or LGBTIQ, LGBTQI+, and various other acronyms) counselling is aimed at those members of society who do not identify as heterosexual or cis-gendered (that is, identify as their birth gender).
While originally it covered gay and bisexual sexual orientations, it has grown to encompass transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, queer, and a wide host of other sexual orientations and gender identities.
While understanding and acceptance of members of the LGBTQI community has grown over recent decades, they still face many challenges.
Same-sex marriage was only recently made legal in Australia, and is still illegal in many countries across the world. Homophobia, transphobia, and other bigotries and prejudices are still prevalent the world over.
This can weigh heavily on people’s mental and emotional health.
From the initial internal struggles of coming to terms with personal identity, to the external pressures of society, it is no wonder to see members of the LGBTQI+ community over-represented in suicide, depression, and anxiety statistics.
How I can help?
My name is Ronnie Adamowicz, a psychotherapist who offers LGBT counselling in Melbourne.
Therapy can offer many tools and solutions to help navigate the struggles of coming to term with your identity; the anxieties involved, the uncertainties, and even for some people a certain anguish.
I take an holistic approach to therapy, combining many methodologies to create bespoke treatment plans that suit your needs.
Whether it’s somatic therapy, CBT, or traditional therapies, I will work with you to understand your situation, your desired outcome, and the best path forward.
Maybe you are uncertain about your thoughts and feelings, and need clarity.
Perhaps you’ve come to terms with your self identity, but are afraid of how others might perceive you.
You may have already come out to others, and be experiencing a negative reaction from those around you who do not understand, or do not wish to.
Whatever the case, having someone to talk to and help guide you through your experiences can help you lead a rich and fulfilling life, full of self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love.
I can help you accept your inner thoughts and stop fighting against how you truly feel deep inside.
I can help you gain the courage to begin to ‘come out’ to society.
For most in the LGBTQI+ community, especially in Australia, it’s becoming increasingly more accepted, however for many it can still be can incredibly challenging.
Whether you need LGBT counselling in Melbourne, Sydney or abroad, I will be your support in your most trying times.
Support for parents
Sometimes it is not the person coming out who needs help — sometimes, it’s the parents.
Many parents who are accepting of their LGBTQI+ children sometimes find themselves conflicted.
They may have been brought up being taught certain prejudices that they have tried to leave behind, but find themselves still holding on deep inside.
Or maybe they personally held those prejudices, but seeing their child come out has inspired and moved them to be supportive and understanding.
This can be an incredibly challenging and delicate time, and counselling is certainly useful.
The world has a long way to go. That’s why I offer LGBT Counselling in Melbourne, Paris, London and beyond.
The stresses and strains of dealing with bigotries can weigh heavily on the mind.
It is not uncommon for members of the LGBTQI+ community to suffer from anxiety, stress, and depression.
These are all topics I am well experienced in treating.
The good news is, understanding the environmental and emotional factors that underpin these conditions is a huge help in being able to come up with an effective plan to treat them.
We will work together to identify specific triggers, insecurities feelings, and behavioural patterns that are causing these emotions. I will guide you in the process of learning how to recognise, acknowledge, and move past them. At times it will be rough — we often need to go to dark places to reach the light — but that is why I am here to help.
Two thirds to three quarters of LGBTQI+ people report a positive, long-term improvement to their mood after effective therapy. This also extends to improvements in their relationships.
LGBT Counselling in Melbourne, Sydney, Tel Aviv, NYV & now Online
One of the hardest things about getting therapy, is getting to therapy.
Scheduling a time in an already packed schedule, travelling to the therapist’s office, finding a park, then undoing all of that to get back to your life.
For many, it’s a struggle.
That’s why I try to make things easy.
I also offer online LGBTQI+ counselling sessions. You can stay in the comfort of your own home, talking to me at a time that’s convenient to you.
If you’re struggling with identity, with social pressures, or even wish to free yourself of outdated prejudices, please, get in touch.
I would love to guide you through the process of healing, to a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.