Lancs LGBT

Counselling

Counselling can provide you with an opportunity to talk with someone who is trained to listen. Counselling can help you understand feelings that you may be experiencing now, or from the past, and enable you to look at them in a more manageable way. Counselling can help you discover your potential and enable you to find your own solutions.

All our volunteer counsellors have lived experience of being LGBTQ+ and can help you to understand all aspects of who you are as an individual. All our volunteer counsellors are DBS checked and are members of the BACP (British Association for Councillors and Psychotherapists) or UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy.

Topics you might want to discuss:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Gender or sexual identity issues
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-esteem
  • Coming out
  • Sexual issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Abuse

Hi, I’m Tadgh. As a Counsellor, I blend Person-Centred and Psychodynamic methods.

I’ve supported clients through addiction phases, notably chemsex, and have tackled issues of anxiety, trauma, gender, and sexuality. Rooted in Person-Centred practices, I adjust to each client’s specific needs.

With my recent Master’s in psychotherapy, I’m poised to help you achieve your therapy objectives and unearth underlying causes.

Hello, I’m Owen, a Person-centred Counsellor, and I’m here to support you on your journey towards personal growth and self-discovery. With a deep commitment to creating a safe and empathetic space, I believe that everyone possesses the capacity for healing and self-fulfilment.

I prioritize empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard, with additional training in other forms of therapy.

Hi, I’m Sarah. As a person centred counsellor, I accept and value any client without judgement, creating a safe space for open expression. I regard clients as the expert and believe that every individual has the capacity to grow, heal and find solutions to their problems. 

Hi, I’m Adam, I am a student counsellor and a student member of the BACP, this helps to ensure your counselling sessions provide a safe space for you to be open and explore any issues that you bring. My training takes an integrative approach, using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.  I have a genuine commitment to supporting others on their journey of self-discovery, in an empathic and non-judgemental way.

As a professional in other capacities, I have experience of working with Addiction, Homelessness, Mental Health and Trauma. I also have an keen interest and knowledge of Personality Disorders, Gender Identity and Sexuality.

To access the counselling service you can either fill out our self-referral form or a third party can refer you to the service. You will then be contacted to go through a counselling referral and then one of our volunteer counsellors will make contact to book your first counselling session.

You may want to check out our one to one support service too, as you may find that type of support more appropriate to your needs than counselling.