There are many positive reasons for having a therapist, counsellor or psychotherapist who is from the gay community. There are specific issues that we face that require a genuine level of empathy that is much more likely when talking to someone who 'gets you' and your situation. Our lifestyles, life-choices, social settings and certain dynamics all play a very important role when brought into the therapeutic space. Many of my clients have come to me from other counsellors/clinical psychologists who have unfortunately not had enough or any experience with the LGBTIQA+ community - they found that there was a disconnect and a lack of understanding of 'our world'. This is where I can hopefully help. I look forward to hearing from you.