LGBTQI and other designations

LGBTQI* & Kink / BDSM Clients welcome and actively supported

Stuart is an active supporter of LGBTQI* groups and rights and engages in ongoing continuous professional development in the area of sexual identity and therapy provision.  This has recently included:

  • Transgender clients, therapy, trauma and issues and discrimination
  • Trans reversal clients, managing the trauma of reversing change
  • Asexual clients, variety and personal reflections
  • Bisexuality, issues in therapy and discrimination
  • Members of Kink / BDSM and Poly communities
  • Personal sexual identity, issues in therapy and reflection

Personal History

I (Stuart) reject binary labels of sexuality, non pronoun specific although generally accepting male labelling. I am formerly polysexual although currently in a long term mono relationship. More on me personally in my Boundary Statement.

Ongoing training

I am an active supporter of the Scottish Rainbow Therapy Group. And I am listed on the Pink Therapy Directory, the leading resource for LGBTQI* therapists.

Who do I work with?

I am experienced at working with individuals, couples and non traditional groupings of poly sexual, poly-amorous, kink, BDSM, gay, Lesbian. I have also worked with asexual. I am also transgender supportive, both those transitioning and those reversing transition. I also have extensive experience working with the intersection of sexuality, gender identity and faith issues.

I utterly condemn conversion type therapies.
I do reserve the right to help clients challenge snd explore their own beliefs.

My primary area of work with diversity clients is in complex PTSD related to identity and discrimination.

I try to keep a balance of different cases at any one time and therefore vary who I take on over time. I am currently accepting:

  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Poly
  • Bisexual
  • Kink / BDSM

I respect people’s right to adhere to different healthy dietary patterns (I myself am flexitarian / reduced meat eater). As such I support a range of clients with different ideological and ethical diet and environmental beliefs.

Additional experience and skills

I am also experienced and knowledgeable and involved in spiritual and pastoral issues involving overlap between spiritual empowerment and LGBTQI*. I attend Rainbow therapy meetings as often as possible as part of ongoing specific LGBTQI* and kink CPD, as well as having current clients from a range of backgrounds. I am particularly interested in the intersection between different groups including poly, identifying as disabled and non binary.

Key words
LGBT, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, transgender, polysexual, poly-amorous, queer, LGBTQI, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, counselling, counsellor, hypnotherapy, hypnotherapist, NLP, CBT, MBCT, MBSR, mindfulness, pagan, Buddhist, Taoism, wicca, hypnosis, hypnotist, psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Dublin.

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