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Sexuality is about the force within us that makes us emotionally and physically attracted to other people. Sexuality is not just about sex.

Many people feel that being gay can make life feel more challenging. Often people feel that homosexuality makes being accepted by family, friends and colleagues more difficult and gay and lesbian people often fear being rejected for their sexuality.

Some people are very open about their sexuality while others choose to keep their sexual preferences more personal and private.

Coming out, for those who choose to do so, can be a significant event in a person’s life and everyone experiences this differently.

Gay counselling can help with most personal issues

For gay people, some aspects of life may be less straight-forward than they might be for others. Life is not always easy being gay in a predominately heterosexual society.

As a result, there are many reasons why people sometimes turn to counselling and psychotherapy for sexuality-related support.

Common concerns that gay men and women bring to counselling include issues about dating or relationships, sexual identity, family problems, self-worth and self-confidence issues, dating app and social networking issues, concerns around recreational substance use, sexual problems and issues around sexual health and HIV.

Brighton played a unique role in the history of gay acceptance in the UK

Always known for its tolerance and acceptance of all people, in the 1980’s with its thriving gay scene, Brighton was one of the cities that led the way in the UK gay movement.

A vibrant gay scene has existed in Brighton since that time, though technology has changed the way people meet and socialise in recent years.

In counselling, gay clients sometimes prefer a gay therapist, believing that a gay therapist is more likely to understand their needs. Other gay people do not make this distinction. This is a personal choice. We only employ gay and gay-friendly therapists.

We provide gay personal counselling as well as couples counselling in Brighton

We’ve been in Brighton for a number of years. We know that gay life in Brighton has both its rewards and challenges.

Our personal counselling services have helped many gay men and women resolve personal life issues while gay couples have turned to our couples counselling service to address issues within their relationships. Find out about the many benefits of counselling.

There is no limit to the kinds of issues that can be addressed in therapy.

To make a first appointment, please get in touch.

Both male and female therapists are available. Please get in touch if one of us might be able to help.

All discussions in therapy are confidential and your therapist will never judge your life experiences or personal choices.

Approachable, experienced therapists

Our therapists have much experience working with gay men and women and we employ only gay and gay-friendly therapists.

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One Therapy Brighton

Your first appointment is a time to discuss your hopes in therapy and to consider your options for going forward. Getting starting can be the hardest part.

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"I learned a lot about myself and about the relationships I make with other people. I was able to see where I was going wrong and I now make better personal choices. Thank you, again."

"I was able to confront many issues which I had so far chosen to ignore despite their negative effects on my personal relationships and happiness. I would have no hesitation in recommending (One Therapy) to anyone looking to improve their relationships and self-esteem."

My therapist was completely non-judgemental which allowed me to be totally honest in the sessions and say how I was feeling without reservation. I felt comfortable talking with him and it was a really valuable experience that I would thoroughly recommend.

Therapy helped me through a difficult time. I gained so much insight into myself and my life. My first experience of therapy was excellent. I am so grateful to One Therapy for this.

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    2 Bartholomews
    Third Floor
    BN1 1HG


    01273 253 001



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