Huntingdale Psychology, Counselling & Clinical Hypnotherapy

Colin Longworth - Psychologist & Counsellor

 Available in Huntingdale-Thornlie, Perth (East) & Cyberspace - Helping you find your own solutions

Now back to both In-Person & Telehealth consultations

A new Refrigerator quote - No. 9 - What does it mean to have a“Positive LGBTI Identity”?

Downloadable by clicking on this button   

Why might a Gay man or Lesbian see a Psychologist? (Either in-person or via Telehealth)

Some reasons could include:

* Depression or Anxiety (often, though not always, a result of “less than equal” treatment)

* Wanting to develop a Gay/Lesbian support network away from “the scene”?

* Wanting to explore questions about "How will I meet Mr/Ms Right?"

* Dealing with issues about discrimination or less than equal treatment

* Feeling the need to hide who you really are in the workplace or other settings

* Wanting to reduce internalized Homophobia or heterosexism

* Feeling guilty about being Lesbian or Gay or that it's "wrong"

* Concerns about responses of family, friends, or your church to “coming out”

* Conflicts between cultural or religious beliefs and homosexuality

* More general fears about “coming out”

* Social isolation from other Lesbians and Gay men

* Alcohol or other drug addiction

* Want to feel better about being Gay or Lesbian      

Apart from the “usual” things people go to see a counsellor or psychologist about…

Articles by me published in OutInPerth and elsewhere:

"Books for Parent's with an LGBTI Branch on the Family Tree"

(An amended University assignment from some years ago, that may be of interest.)  

From the Australian Psychological Society (APS):

"A New LGBTI family"

(A story about a Gay man moving from the country to the city and is assisted by a psychologist - part of the APS "Stories of change" series)

The Australian Psychological Society LGBTI page may also be of interest 

You might find this of interest - The ANZ "#HoldTight" Campaign about how ANZ is expressing support for the LGBTIQ community with it's “Hold Tight”, a campaign celebrating the power of holding hands.

Watch the add here on YouTube

See ANZ staff talk about the #HoldTight campaign 

LGBTI Inspirational stories and links:

An inspirational Youtube Video - "Stand Up! - Don't Stand for Homophobic Bullying

Also worth looking at on Youtube "Coming Out" & "Coming Out to Each Other"

From "BeLongto" the Irish support group for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.  

Websites that may be particularly relevant include:

Most LGBTIQ relationships are based on love and respect. Some are based on abuse and control. This website is written for people in LGBTIQ relationships who are, or may be, experiencing domestic and family violence.

The Beyond Blue website for the Gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) population;  

  • Freedom Centre - For young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender.

  • Curve Magazine (previously published as "Lesbians on the Loose Magazine") - Their mission: To maintain and build upon 25 years of successful publishing and continue to offer fresh and diverse content for lesbian and bisexual women through quality journalism and community involvement.

  • Living Proud (previously known as Gay & Lesbian Community Services of WA) 

  • OutinPerth - Gay and Lesbian Perth WA News and information

  • Perth Rainbow Toastmasters - Perth Rainbow Toastmaster Club is specifically for members, friends, family and supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Pride WA - Celebrating Diverse Sexualities

  • Prime Timers WA - Is a social networking organisation, established in 2003 for mature gay and bisexual men.

  • Q-life - The Nationally oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities

Books, biography's, and autobiography's that may be useful include:

DVD's* that may be of interest

Stonewall (1995 docu-drama) Stonewall (2015 docu-drama)

* Links are to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).

The Stonewall Inn - Greenwich Village, New York

Site of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots often described as the start of the modern Gay and Lesbian rights movement.

"Our gayness is not something like skin colour, or sex, or infirmity, apparent to both us and others. We have to discover our homosexuality, and having discovered it, we have a wide range of options, hardly available to others who are stigmatized, as to how we should reveal our stigma."

Dennis Altman (1971) Homosexual Oppression and Liberation. New York, NY: Avon Books.