Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI)

What is it

Counselling for Gender and Sexual Minorities is counseling provided by clinicians that have experience and familiarity with the challenges members of the gender and sexually diverse community often face. Although a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who are questioning or identify as gender and sexual minorities may find that the exclusion of their experience in a heterosexist setting, and/or social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Of course, in addition to issues associated with one’s sexual, romantic, or gender identity, GSM clients also experience the day to day struggles of life, for which finding a suitably experienced clinician can be of benefit.

What it includes

Counselling to clients who are questioning or who identify as gender and/or sexually diverse includes approaches that are affirming of the client’s orientation – regardless of whether assistance is sought for matters relating directly to sexual, romantic or gender identity struggles. 

What we do

We strive to provide a service that is accessible and responsive to the unique challenges GSM clients’ experience. Whilst many clinicians may be qualified to help, we respect that clients feel more comfortable with a GSM clinician, or at least with one who specializes in or has a great deal of experience with the issues gender and sexually diverse clients face. We are able to offer both. Some of the issues we can assist with include but are not limited to:
  • Identity questioning, transitioning;
  • Coming out, being outed, acceptance and discrimination
  • Relationships issues including domestic violence, parenting, sexual and intimacy issues;
  • Mental health such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma

Our Practitioners

Donna Fedrick

"Psychologist, Brisbane Minds Approved Provider"

Completed B. of S.Sc. (Psych) at QUT and Grad. Dip. Of Professional Psychology at Bond University. I have had five years experience in corporate and government, then 10 years in Private Practice worki...

To make an appointment, you can book Donna Fedrick online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Dr Richard Alexander

"Psychologist"

Richard Alexander BA (Psych) M. Psych. PHD (Psych)Psychologist Richard has a long and varied career in psychological research and practice.  Originally qualifying through an honours degree where he ...

To make an appointment, you can book Dr Richard Alexander online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Heather Menzies

"Psychologist, Brisbane Minds Approved Provider"

A qualified Early Childhood Teacher, and registered Psychologist, Heather has been providing psychological support to a wide range of clients for over 10 years. Heather has a broad range of experience...

To make an appointment, you can book Heather Menzies online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Jasmin Singh

"Psychologist, Brisbane Minds Approved Provider"

Jasmin has completed six years of study at the University of Queensland to attain her registration as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice and in mobile service settings. She presented h...

To make an appointment, you can book Jasmin Singh online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Kristie Clarke

"Clinical Psychologist, Brisbane Minds Approved Provider"

Kristie has completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at the University of Newcastle and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University. She is a STAP Approved Supervisor, a...

To make an appointment, you can book Kristie Clarke online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Marion Sullivan

"Psychologist, Brisbane Minds Approved Provider"

Marion Sullivan BSc (AppPsych), PGDipPsych GradCertDAlcDrugSt AssocMAPSPsychologist Marion completed her Bachelor of Science (Applied Psychology) through the University of Southern Queensland, and h...

To make an appointment, you can book Marion Sullivan online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Sam Tan

"Psychologist"

I have completed my Masters of Applied Developmental Psychology with a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Western Australia in 2002, where I also previously completed a Bachelor of Art...

To make an appointment, you can book Sam Tan online, or call KCPSYCH on 3256 6320 today.

Author

Heather Menzies