LGBTQ+ Counselling in London

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Mauricio Alvarez
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Throughout my clinical and research career, I've been interested in identity, attachment, and trauma, primarily in LGBTQIA + communities.
I work with a wide range of clients, however, most clients reach out to me when they are looking to work around relationships, low mood or anxiety, and difficulties in adjusting to change. Overall, my aim is to help my clients gain insight into their struggles and find different ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling about life and their circumstances. Change can sometimes be a painful and scary process, but working with someone willing to walk alongside you and help you develop the skills to manage the process can certainly make the therapeutic journey a pleasant and enjoyable one.
020 3835 6065
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London W1W
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Marianne Promberger
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore what's pushing you down or holding you back, to help you move forward from difficult experiences, and to gain more freedom, ease, and creativity in your life. As a UKCP accredited integrative therapist and US trained psychologist I hold a balance between different theories and therapy approaches in line with your needs. I work with individuals and (predominantly queer ) couples both short-term and longer term.
020 4538 7042
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London SE1
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Lucas Voclere Counselling & Psychotherapy (Online)
Queer French Neurodivergent Online Counsellor, I focus on personal development, gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory/ENM/CNM), sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, your self-esteem or your relationships? Struggling to understand who you are, what you need, how to cope and what changes you could make to improve your life? Haunted by your past? Terrified of your future? Then the humanistic and integrative talking therapy I offer could help you. I hold a safe space of acceptance of everything you are and want to present, honouring your life experience and difficulties. I facilitate awareness & will, healing & resilience, and well-being to help you tailor your life around your unique identity and needs.
0117 456 2963 x44
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London SE1
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Siobhan Snowden
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
(she/her) I am an LGBTQ + Person-Centred Counsellor, accredited with BACP.
I understand that seeking therapy can be daunting but if you are at the stage in your life where you need the space to explore painful feelings, it may well help you come to terms with or make sense of things like: absence, loss, uncertainty, anger, fear, isolation and accept or make the changes that are right for you. I won't tell you which way to turn but I will offer you the right therapeutic relationship which feels safe to explore yourself and your world of feelings. I will work alongside you every step of the way,
020 3835 5412
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London EC1V
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Abi Crossan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have specialised knowledge and experience of working with LGBTQIA + related clients and issues as well as young adults.
I offer long term and short term counselling either face to face or online. I work with you to explore your feelings and issues/struggles and aim to help you gain a greater sense of who you are, where you want to be and to gain self-awareness and self-acceptance. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important one and I am committed to being alongside you in your journey to building self-confidence and helping you to resolve feelings in a safe and confidential space. Together, in a collaborative space, we will explore your experiences and what they mean to you.
020 4538 4579
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London E8
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Cesar Azevedo - LGBTQ Counselling Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
LGBTQ + counsellor working with clients who identify as gay , lesbian , bisexual , trans and queer .
I’m a qualified therapist experienced in supporting individuals who identify as LGBT + in addressing issues connected with self-esteem, self-worth and acceptance. I can help you address issues that are causing you emotional pain, giving you cause for concern, or making you feel uncomfortable. Whether you may be confronting difficult situations, facing challenging decisions, or healing from old wounds. My style is to encourage clients to speak in openness and confidence about difficult topics and emotions.
020 3974 2381
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London W1B
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Peter Donnelly
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
Feeling confused? Out of place? Not good enough? Therapy can offer you a space to explore these parts and connect more with your true self. I am an LGBT counsellor with experience in supporting people going through a range of confusion and distress including: anxiety and stress, family and relationship difficulties, sexuality and gender identity, low mood, loss, feeling stuck, and self esteem.
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London SW4
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Gareth Prosser
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I am a Queer Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist holding an accreditation with Pink Therapy as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) therapist. A diploma with the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS) in Compulsive Sexual Behaviours, accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). My core training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy was at the The Bowlby Centre in London. An istitute that focuses on John Bowlby's important theory of Attachment. I practice clinically from a position of pluralsim as I believe not one approach or one idea can support the complexity of our human experince.
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London N16
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Erinn T. Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients - March 2023 • I specialize in working with clients experiencing low self-esteem, family of origin issues, childhood relational trauma, difficulties with assertiveness, exploration of sexual orientation, and existential concerns. I also work frequently with individuals who identify with the gifted, expat/international, and LGBTQ + communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
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London W1G
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Robert Thompson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have always had a special interest in working with the LGBTQ + community.
It's good to talk, but it’s better to be listened to. Carving out the space to focus on ourselves has never been more challenging. Psychotherapy is the chance to do exactly that, a place to build a relationship to safely explore where you are at and where you want to be. I am dedicated to helping you find ways forward that feel positive. I aim to support you in making decisions and to explore new possibilities where sometimes we find ourselves stuck in the same old patterns. I aim to instil confidence and help manage feelings of anxiety or low mood and to imagine a new way forward.
020 3974 1391
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London E8
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Dan Jones
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have an intentionally LGBTQ -affirmative approach.
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre in London. Being integrative means that I draw on several different therapeutic approaches. These may include ways to help us to make sense of your current patterns of relating to others and yourself in terms of past experiences; It may involve ways to understand how painful memories can be locked away in your body. I also bring an appreciation of the socio-political context in which we live, and the impact of structural oppression, particularly on people with minoritised experience.
020 3828 7672
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London W1W
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Chris Bancroft
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Verified
I am an LGBTQ + therapist supporting individuals, couples and groups of all ages, sexuality and identity to explore their issues. Whether you are coming to therapy to make a change, make sense of yourself or past experiences, or simply want someone to listen to you, I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life, relationships and concerns. Whatever your goals, I will guide you through the process and together we will try to understand any repetitive patterns of unfulfilling behaviour and gain insight into how past experiences have come to shape present-day experiences.
020 8629 1691
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London E8
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A New Hope Therapy: LGBTQ+ and ADHD Affirming
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am an advocate for the LGBTQ + and neurodivergent communities, and embrace working with people from different cultures and diverse backgrounds.
Hello, my name is Matthew and my pronouns are He/Him. I understand that making a decision to find a therapist can be difficult and then starting a search for one can feel overwhelming. Having been a client myself, and after extensive training, the overriding important factor has always been the strength of the relationship between therapist and client. This first step can feel scary, but I want to reassure you we go at your pace, exploring what you choose, in a supportive and collaborative way.
020 3823 6649
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London SE12
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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
As a non-binary therapist with BAME & LGBTQIA background, specializing in LGBTQIA + counselling and gender transitioning.
Have you faced judgement for simply being yourself? Has your sexuality, identity, gender, and life choices been disapproved of? It's challenging to live with constant questioning from family, friends, or others. We may even begin to question ourselves, wondering if we're "normal," if we're making the right choices, or if we'll ever be accepted. These thoughts can make it difficult to be confident in who we are and to find happiness. My role here is not to aim to fix things or help you feel "normal". Instead, I strive to work alongside you to discover a path that is uniquely yours, empowering you to be yourself and find happiness.
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London W1T
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Adil Qureshi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have worked in the public health sector for the past 8 years working previously in frontline roles with a focus on: mental health, HIV and sexual health, LGBT , substance misuse, domestic violence, people with learning disabilities and homeless.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist experienced in delivering face to face and online counselling.
020 4538 2765
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London SE1
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Adam Davidi
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in supporting people from the LGBTQ + community and have experience of working for organisations that offer LGBTQ + therapy.
I work as an integrative therapist. I support adults struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and work problems. Starting, or restarting therapy, can feel like a daunting process. I can offer you a warm, non-judgmental space where you can share what has brought you to therapy. People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps something specific has happened to you that you’d like to work through together. Or perhaps you’re experiencing a more general feeling of dissatisfaction with life, unsure how to move forward.
020 3376 7959
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London E8
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Craig Schorn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work privately and at an LGBTQ + counselling service where I see a diverse group of clients, both individuals and couples.
You may be feeling down, unmotivated, anxious or angry and need a safe, impartial space to work through what's troubling you or holding you back, to find a clearer perspective on behaviour patterns and coping mechanisms that no longer serve you. I will guide and nurture you in your process so we can reflect deeply on your concerns and gain the necessary insight into your subconscious drives to discover the change that will enable you to move forward in your life and flourish as your authentic self.
020 8629 9135
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London SE1
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Joel Robinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer counselling to people who are in some sort of transition in their lives. Often people come to me when they're feeling stuck, isolated or low. I often work with people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are facing some sort of mid-life transition. You might be weighing up what is important to you, and how to take the next steps in your life. I work with people who are often from marginalised groups, for example, LGBTQ + people and/or people from Black and ethnic minorities. You might want to find out a way to live your life that feels authentic and unblock energy to achieve your goals.
020 4538 1685
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London N10
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Michael Carrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As an LGBTQIA + affirmative therapist, I also work with many LGBTQIA + clients, some of whom come to therapy to explore issues relating to sexuality and gender.
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
020 3962 1727
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London SE12
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Salvo La Rosa
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with stress and trauma, working with neurodivergent people and LGBTQ + people.
My name is Salvo La Rosa and I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. Whatever your wound or life struggle, I will offer a calm and professional space to help you navigate through your current circumstances and towards a direction that is true and right for you. I would work with you to understand where you'd like to get to and to help you build on your own resilience and resources. I work in a compassionate way with the legacy of the past and to assist you as you expand your coping skills and achieve more and more of your qualities and potential.
020 3984 9536
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London W1W
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