Inspiration in Treatment: The Rewards of Working as a Therapist in 2013

How was 2013 for you? What does 2014 have in store? Do you have any New Years Resolutions? When out socially, I’m regularly told that my work must be demanding, difficult and depressing. It must take its toll on you, people say. I don’t want to pretend that being a therapist isn’t challenging and personally… Continue reading Inspiration in Treatment: The Rewards of Working as a Therapist in 2013

Therapy and Treatment for Gay Mens Depression

Is Depression more common amongst gay men? I often see this question or similar in counselling forums on Facebook and elsewhere on the net. And as a mental health counsellor who has worked with gay men for much of my career, it’s tempting to jump in with an answer. But what concerns me is what… Continue reading Therapy and Treatment for Gay Mens Depression

What is Bisexuality? And how do I know if I’m Bi?

Individual attraction to both men and women has only been described as ‘bisexuality’ for about 100 years. What happened before that? Were people either straight or gay? I wasn’t around but I doubt it. Human sexuality is diverse and complex and always has been. It’s just our meanings and ideas about sex that remain confined.… Continue reading What is Bisexuality? And how do I know if I’m Bi?

Psychoanalysis or Quick Fix: What is the Most Effective Approach to Sex Therapy?

What is the best approach to sex therapy? Psychoanalysis or brief, solution focussed counselling? Or is there an alternative? What should I look for in a sex therapist? Sex Therapists Online: It’s the Relationship That Counts Before people start trying to find a sex therapist online, it’s common for them to reading comparisons between short-term,… Continue reading Psychoanalysis or Quick Fix: What is the Most Effective Approach to Sex Therapy?

Benefits of Online Counselling for Men who are Gay and Married (to a woman) or Older Men Coming Out

If you are a man in your forties, fifties or older, taking the first steps towards identifying as gay or bisexual can feel difficult and frightening. You are not alone. Many men have made this journey before you. And therapy with a supportive and affirming gay counsellor over webcam or through telephone counselling offers a… Continue reading Benefits of Online Counselling for Men who are Gay and Married (to a woman) or Older Men Coming Out