Category Archives: Gay and Lesbian

Is this Sex Addiction? Questioning ‘Sex Addiction’ in Therapy and Counselling Conversations

TweetThis paper examines the concept of ‘sex addiction’, and its increasing popularity since the emergence of AIDS in gay communities in the 1980s. Adopting narrative therapy’s ethical orientations of decentred yet influential positioning, and being in a ‘lifelong apprenticeship’, the … Continue reading

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Therapy and Treatment for Gay Mens Depression

TweetIs 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 … Continue reading

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

TweetIndividual 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 … Continue reading

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Help Me, I’m Wasting Time Looking at Pornography!

TweetWasting time is one reason people contact me for help to stop or cut back on looking at sexually explicit images and videos. There are other reasons too. And there are reasons people start to use pornography in the first … Continue reading

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

TweetIf 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 … Continue reading

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