Counselling

NAZ provides counselling and psychotherapy to those experiencing difficulties with their sexuality, relationships and sexual health. We work with adults, and specialise in working with people from BAME communities. Our counsellors have a range of languages and backgrounds

NAZ provides counselling and psychotherapy to those experiencing difficulties with their sexuality, relationships and sexual health. We work with adults, and specialise in working with people from BAME communities. Our counsellors have a range of languages and backgrounds

What we can offer

Our confidential and professional service offers you 12 sessions to explore your worries in a safe and confidential environment with one of our professional counsellors. Here are some of the areas that we deal with:

 

Coming out

Sexual or gender identity

New HIV diagnosis

Relationships

Self –esteem

Sexual dysfunctions

Sexual trauma

Depression and anxiety

 

If you are able to pay, we will ask for a fee between £5 and £20 per session. However if you are on low income or benefits, or if you cannot pay for any other reason, you will receive the service for free.

 

After the 12 sessions, you may still be in need of on-going support. We can explore referral to another service, or the possibility of more sessions at NAZ.

 

We offer counselling Mon – Friday at our Hammersmith office. We can also conduct counselling over the phone or by webcam, Skype etc.

 

If you would like counselling

For more information or to speak to our counsellor, please ring Manolee on 020 8834 0245;  manolee@naz.org.uk

 

How counselling can help you

Counselling offers you a chance to have a confidential conversation outside of your circle about problems you are experiencing with aspects of your life.

 

Sometimes it helps to talk things through with someone you are not emotionally involved with so that you can get a clearer perspective on your life, without feeling like a burden on those close to you.

 

Counselling is a professional relationship where you and the counsellor will work together. Your counsellor will work with you to create an environment where it you can talk, share and explore, gradually coming to an understanding of your life and problems. By addressing the problem you are taking control and showing courage in not allowing your problems to define you.

 

Often we can feel divided between what others expect from us, and what we want for ourselves. Being who we want to be is not always straight forward.

At NAZ we recognise that issues such as relationship difficulties, living with HIV or being LGBT can be very difficult to accept in certain cultures. NAZ endeavours to understand the pressure that this may have on you and understand what they mean for you.