Psychotherapy and counselling are a type of talking therapy that allow a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable manner.
Psychotherapist’s and counsellor’s are trained to listen to you so they can help you deal with any negative thoughts and emotions that you have.
For example, ’If I come out I’ll lose my family and friends’ is an example of negative thoughts. There are so many different ways people could react but all the time this negativity is going around in your mind the more the fear of ‘coming out’ may grow.
The most important part of the therapy is, have you accepted the fact you are gay or transgender, because if you haven’t, how can you expect others to accept it?
This is where the right therapist will help and guide you through the process. The more you talk in therapy about your feelings, the easier it will be to discover yourself, your beliefs and your sexuality.
When your thoughts and emotions have ‘untangled’ themselves, it will be so much easier to approach your, ‘coming out.’