LGBTQI and other designations

LGBQ* & Kink / BDSM Clients welcome and actively supported

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

  • Trans reversal clients, managing the trauma of reversing change
  • Bisexuality, issues in therapy and discrimination
  • Members of Kink / BDSM and Poly communities
  • Gay and Lesbian clients

Areas that are not our specialties ( no judgement implied) include: trans, non binary, queer. If these are part of your identity we suggest that we may not be the most experienced option for you, we are happy to discuss this and have no desire to exclude anyone. We are a human service only.

We do not provide any form of conversion therapy. We are an inclusive provider, and we will work with you over the therapy process to ensure we are the clinically appropriate service for your needs and that working with your needs will be within our competency, and match our service specialisms

Also although we have studied queer theory among others, trauma survivors should rest assured we do not in any way condone some of the more extreme parts of this area.

To be clear – we do not support the more radical ideas of ANY group and have no desire to be involved, including radical queer theory with it’s support of under age sex (Foucault et al) and incest (Butler et al).

Personal History

Although I respect the pronouns of others, I (Stuart) reject binary labels of sexuality, and non pronoun specific although generally accepting male labeling. I am formerly polysexual although currently in a long term mono relationship.  Since I do not accept that any person is entirely binary male or female, but has traits of both, I consider the concept of identifying as “non-binary” as a misconception. This said, I support the right of everyone to have differing beliefs and positions. More on me personally in my Boundary Statement.

Ongoing training

I complete ongoing post graduate specialist training in a range of areas including different identity areas.

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 also have extensive experience working with the intersection of sexuality,  and faith issues. I do not work with  “non binary” issues, you should consult a Gender Affirming Therapist for this area of therapy.

I utterly condemn conversion type therapies.
I do reserve the right to help clients challenge and 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 will respectfully refuse to work with groups and persons outside my competence for clinical reasons and am happy to explore whether my competence is appropriate with any such area.

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.

Key words
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