Sexuality refers to a person’s preferences and habits regarding sexual activity and desire, and there are as many individual expressions of sexuality as there are individual preferences for dress or music. Therapy is offered to address questions or concerns surrounding a person’s sexuality,
Sexual orientation counselling is offered by counsellors from a wide range of therapeutic backgrounds. Non-judgemental approaches such as client cantered therapy may prove helpful to individuals who have sexuality issues. Many therapists are gay affirmative, which means that they have experience in providing support to gay and lesbian people.
Confusion about one’s sexuality can be a source of great distress. While some people are aware of their orientation from an early age, others need time to make sense of their feelings. Many people are afraid to express their sexuality and ‘come out’, fearful that their friends and family will reject them.