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MELBOURNE PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES
You are welcome here
When seeking help from a professional therapist or counsellor, the depth of their awareness, understanding and experience can make all the difference, particularly when differences matter.
ABOUT CAROL-ANN ALLEN, LMFT
I have worked within the widely diverse LGBTQ community for over 25 years, as a counsellor and psychotherapist in both private practice and agency settings. I bring to my work a deep appreciation for the essential contribution to emotional health and well-being that a LGBTQ life – lived openly and fully – can make possible.
COUNSELLING WITH AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING
LGBTQ people seek counselling support for many of the same reasons as everyone else. I make no assumptions that your sexuality, sexual preferences or gender identity are problematic for you. I am also well aware of the many challenges and obstacles to feeling safe or at ease in the world simply being oneself. Some of the specific challenges LGBTQ individuals and couples can also experience include:
Coming out challenges and staying in dilemmas
Reactivity or hostility from family members or peers
Family rejection, estrangement or exile
Social isolation or loneliness
Discrimination or homophobia at school or in the workplace
Early experiences of bullying or abuse
Unsupported childhood distress, anxiety or depression
Being the target of stranger aggression, threats, or violence
Low self-esteem or social anxiety
Unacknowledged losses and grief
Same sex or gender diverse relationship challenges
For LGBTQ individuals, it can make a world of difference to work with a therapist who understands the multiple influences, coming from within and without, that impact one’s emotional resilience and well-being. I welcome any questions you may have about my practice or experience. If you would like to schedule an initial appointment, you are welcome to call my St Kilda office at 03 9041 1456.
Located two blocks from the Pride Centre.
Visit our website: www.melbournepsychotherapy.com.au
We are registered as: Sole Trader.
More detailsLGBTIQ Owned and Operated: Yes
Qualifications: MA Counselling Psychology (USA)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (USA)
Clinical Member, PACFA
Service Delivery Format:
- - Face-to-face
- - Online forum/Group
- - Phone
- - All of Victoria
- - Melbourne CBD
- - Metro North
- - Metro South
- - Metro East
- - Metro West
Opening Times: Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.