Williamstown Psychology supported Marriage Equality. We felt relieved that the postal survey returned a resounding YES showing Australia’s support for Marriage Equality. However, there are still many more challenges ahead. Currently, there have been many public debates and articles in the media around changing birth certificates and the current treatment options for trans and gender diverse people.
Some people may continue to struggle with a range of emotions having gone through the public debate which played out in the media, conversations within our families, with our friends or with strangers. Some people may have been subjected to physical and verbal abuse during these recent debates.
Our Psychologists are here to help people talk through some of these issues and concerns. Our practice fully supports the LGBTIQ community. We provide a safe environment for all people, regardless of sexuality and gender. Some people may see gender as fixed or in binary terms, while others see it as being on a continuum or more fluid.
Those who struggle with gender issues may find they have a mixture of feelings, including grief, confusion, uncertainty and loneliness. This may be as a part of their exploration of self or issues may arise as a result of experiences within the workplace, family, relationships or within friendship groups. Another source of stress may result from feeling attacked by constant negative and damaging media reports.
Some people may seek psychological counselling to help work through some of the issues which may arise through both their physical and emotional journey. Family members, partners and children may also need a place to explore their own feelings and responses to having a family member who identifies within gender diverse terms.
Williamstown Psychology have psychologists who have experience in working within the area of Trans health and gender diversity.
For more information about our counselling services for gender diverse issues please contact us.