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If you feel unsure of life's direction and want to talk about it in
a safe environment, Jo-Anne has over 20 years experience as
a sex and relationship therapist.
B.A. M.A. Critical Psych, Hypnotherapist.
P: 02 9361 0433,
M: 0402 033726
Coming out is a life-long process rather than a one-off event.
It is a series of decisions as personal and varied as your
relationships. Will you come out to your mum? What about a
cabbie? A colleague? The butcher you see every day? How do
you choose who gets to really know you?
CBD or Paddington NSW
M: 0414 650 666
Esmé has been working from her Sydney based practice
since 1991 offering Individual and Relationship Counselling
and Life Coaching.
Becoming the 'creator' of your own happiness is: making the
changes that make life and relationships easier, simple, loving
MA CPsych, GradDip ClinDD, DipCArt: NSW
P: 02 9360 3287
M: 0411 710 712
It's so important to be yourself, who else would you
want to be!
Showing the true essence, of your being, is imperative to
your soul's progress and growth. You are lovable, beautiful &
perfect as you are and everyone can see that because you are
proud, happy and full of life.
Hypnotherapist/ Psychotherapist/ Counsellor
B.A Hons, Grad Dip. Psychotherapist Hyp.Dip
553 Crown St Surry Hills NSW
P: 02 9319 0063
Coming out is a challenging rite of passage for every lesbian
woman. All our positive and dif cult experiences become our
'coming out story' which we share over and over with our
tribe. As we tell and research-tell our stories, they give us
power. Our stories unite us, although each story is unique.
Michelle McClintock Psychology & Facilitation Byron Bay
M: 0415 568 389
As a mature age woman coming out to her teenage sons
and parents I found the words from my girlfriend more than
helpful "wait until you can tell them from a place of positivity,
it will help their process knowing you are proud and happy
about your new life".
B.A Psych.Dip of Counselling
P: 02 9555 8682
M: 0432 446248
Whether young or older and depending on your personal
situation, coming out can be confusing and intensely
confronting. We all have different social and cultural
expectations and pressures so if you are struggling with this
issue the rst step might be to talk to someone experienced
who can support you through the process.
Attitude Training & Counselling : Anita Oates
Ba Psych/Linguistics. Dip Couns. CMC.
216 Enmore rd, Enmore NSW
M: 0417 257414
According to the Gay and Lesbian rights lobby, 'up to 10% of
gay men and 20% of lesbians are parents and that almost
half of these parents had children from a previous opposite
sex relationship'. The changes in the Family Law Act 1975,
defacto status and the de nition of parental recognition has
the potential to create further issues of how we are 'coming
out', when we 'come out' and where we 'come out.'
Individual & Couple Relationship Therapist,
Family Dispute Practitioner
Vocational Grad Dip FDR, Cert IV Workplace Training &
Assessment, Grad Dip EFT, Grad Dip (S.E) M App Sci (S.E) MA
(D.R) FDRP, Workcover reg, CAPA
10 Marion Street Leichhardt 2040 NSW
M: 0418 294 293 E: email@example.com
"...Many women nd that coming out is a positive
experience. Sometimes, however, coming to terms with
confusion about your identity can have both positive
and negative effects on a woman's life. Women may
fear negative reactions from those they are closest to.
Having support from an experienced counsellor can be
especially helpful in those times..."
B.A, Behavioural Sciences, M.A. Psychology, Grad. Dip,
M: 0407 286 738.
'Coming out' is an individual process -- no one else can tell
you when to do it or how to do it. There is no speci c age or
time, your best guide for when is when you are ready. Getting
support and guidance is a great idea but always remember
that is has to be right for you, not for anyone else.
(B.A. Dip. Ed. M. Counselling and Human Services), Counsellor
P: 03 9865 6700
To those on the path to coming out publicly or simply
privately to yourselves, I wish you well. The world's
hetero-dominance and homophobic attitudes can be
silencing and shaming. 'Coming out' then is part of
a 'coming in' to being who you truly are -- well worth
BSoc Wk, Dip Adult Psychotherapy (ANZAP), Grad Dip Couns
(ACAP), AASW Acc, ANZAP, PACFA Reg
Need assistance with coming out or maybe just a guiding hand... the following counsellors are all
LGBTQ friendly and ready to listen to your cares and woes...
07 3211 1117 •www.cfhp.com.au
Psychologist Position Available
• We are a LGBTI specialist psychology practice in the heart of Brisbane's CBD and proud of our warm, caring and values oriented workplace culture.
• We enjoy very positive long term relationships with referring doctors & organizations.
• Our psychologists are fully supported by a strong and efficient administration team who come from a variety of corporate and professional backgrounds.
• We are offering part time hours which can also include after hours times which can expand according to your needs.
If you feel you would be a good fit with us, we'd love to hear from you.
Expertise & Passion Working with Lesbian Clients Strongly Preferred
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