Metaphors provide a way for clients and therapists to work in partnership in counselling and psychotherapy. This article examines the use of metaphors in gay counselling to assist clients to come to their own interpretations and start finding answers and solutions to problems about relationships, friendship and trust.
Alcohol means different things to different people, but everyone has a relationship to it be it associated with enjoyment, avoidance, overindulgence, moderation or struggle. Reflecting on the kind of relationship we would like to have with Alcohol can be a first step towards dealing with a drinking problem.
Lesbians and gay men can experience discrimination as a result of ignorance and dominant attitudes in society about sex and relationships. Often these difficulties cause shame and fear about sex. Talking about sex and getting to know others with similar experiences can help lesbians and gay men to feel better about sex.