LGBTIQA+ Counselling in St Kilda, Melbourne
Males and females do not represent two discrete populations; heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats, and not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental classification that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behaviour, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex.” ― Alfred C. Kinsey
Do you find yourself constantly correcting peoples pronouns? Have you found a psychologist that works with homosexual, transgender or gender identity?
We have a large network of clients who can access services without any red tape. We respect everyone’s right to reflect on their ideas and problem solve without judgement or stereotypes.
We offer counselling services that assist in relationship conflict, issues surrounding identity and developing the language to discover your authentic self.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex Queer Asexual + more clients have a comfortable and supportive place in our clinic. We discover every day the mistakes our community makes with language, references and perception. We stand for equality and remain proud in doing so. We offer individual and couples counselling for those who identify with the LGBTIQA+ community.
I’m living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.” – Portia DeRossi
We celebrate diversity and empower individual expression. We seek to assist those who wish to learn more about themselves, find the confidence to articulate challenging thoughts and be the best versions of themselves.
We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.” – George Takei
Below are a few our most frequently asked questions. Take a look and if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
A psychologist is trained with undergraduate and postgraduate studies of psychological science and assessment. Psychologists treat those that range from those who suffer serious mental illness to those needing support in understanding their relationships, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with additional specialised training in mental health. They are able to prescribe medication and work well with GP’s and psychologists.
Have you ever been to a GP and thought you might be suited to another doctor? It is the same with a psychologist. It is important that in the first session you ask questions and learn about the therapist’s style in order to feel comfortable. You or someone you know may have had a disappointing experience with a psychologist in the past – do not let this be a barrier to reaching your goals, it just wasn’t the right fit. We care about placing you with the right person, with the right intervention and at the right time.
Absolutely not. Psychological therapy is available to every person on planet earth. We are all human and share similar hopes, fears and struggles. No one is immune to the complexity of life and seeking education about your mental health is something to be proud of. Each year we get better at communicating our mental wellbeing, and our communities are benefitting from the results.
As caring and empathetic your concerns may be for a loved one, it is up to them to make change happen. But your insight and access to our resources can be of great benefit. The Contemporary Psychology clinic has a wide variety of information to offer so you can direct them to this website, this way they can see what we’re on about, and they can send an email or give us a call. You are also encouraged to attend and discuss your own fears regarding a loved one if this has been getting you down.