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Being ‘Bullied’ in the Therapy Room

Being ‘Bullied’ in the Therapy Room

Bullying occurs for reasons, but perhaps not for the most obvious ones. Psychoanalytic therapists attempt to use their experiences of patients in order to help the patient learn about themselves - bullying in the therapy room.

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Counselling for Closet Gay People

Counselling for Closet Gay People

Some people are gay. Unlike straight-people, however, all gay people at some time have to choose whether or not to 'come out of the closet' (to coin an old phrase). Some people seek support from an LGBT counsellor before making a decision on announcing to the world (or at least family and friends) that they are gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual. Coming out of the closet is not easy for some, and easier for others, but speaking with an counsellor who works with LGBT people can make the decision easier to work through.

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Developmental Stages of Gay Male Couples

Developmental Stages of Gay Male Couples

Studied over a period of five years, 156 gay male couples were interviewed regarding their couple relationships to provide the conceptualisation of developmental stages of gay male relationships - McWhirter & Mattison (1984)

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Do Counsellors ‘Cure’ Homosexuality?

Do Counsellors ‘Cure’ Homosexuality?

In early 2009, the counselling and psychotherapy profession was subject to unflattering media scrutiny following the publication of research which found that a significant minority of mental health professionals in Britain are attempting to help lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) clients become heterosexual.

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How do I begin Counselling?

How do I begin Counselling?

Beginning counselling or group therapy is quite straightforward - and this article describes an easy overview of how you begin counselling/therapy with Dean Richardson

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