Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity therapy (GSRD) is aimed specifically at the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals.
Andy's experience in this area provides treatment that is sensitive to the specific needs of those patients, and is offered in a safe, non-judgemental environment, as all therapies' are.
GSRD is to a high-degree the same as any other therapeutic intervention. The difference is the knowledge, understanding and training that supports these communities. The requirements of a patient identifying or establishing themselves as gender and sexual diverse, can be vastly different from other patients presenting with similar conditions.
coming-out as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning/queer + (lgbtq+)
Andy has specific expertise in the 'coming-out' or discovery phase of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning/queer + (LGBTQ+) patients. Many people find that coming out is a positive experience.
However, coming to terms with confusion about identity can have both positive and negative effects on many aspects of a person's life, including social relationships, school or work, and self-esteem.