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LGB Affirmative Therapy

Tina Clark

(Formerly Livingstone)

Human sexual orientation is naturally diverse.

I offer respectful space where diverse attractions and relationship(s) are not seen as problematic.

Counselling with me offers a safe, respectful space to share, explore and work through:

  • working out one's sexuality.
  • self esteem injury.
  • social anxiety and hyper-vigilance.
  • coming out.
  • internalised oppression.

My experience includes successfully supporting clients through:

  • bereavement through suicide.
  • donor parenting.
  • disengagement and enmeshment.
  • problems within polyamory.
  • lesbian parenting.
  • gender transition in lesbian and gay relationships.
  • substance abuse and self harm.

“Tina supported me through several major life shifts including the end of a long-term relationship and a horrific bereavement. She has always treated me with the upmost respect, dignity and compassion, even when all I've done is just cried at her for hours. She is genuinely warm and works sensitively with humour; even in the bleakest of times she has helped me see light, or at least to recognise that there will be light again at some point.

Most recently, Tina has helped me through the process of having a baby through donor conception. She was able to help me explore my options; come to a decision about the path that was right for me and to support me through the tricky terrain of that journey. The session where I was finally able to share which her that I was pregnant is one I will always remember - she was so obviously thrilled for me! My baby is here now and Tina continues to offer support and encouragement as I embark on life as a single lesbian mum.

Working with Tina is one of the best decisions I took, I cannot recommend her highly enough, particularly for potential clients with ‘non conventional’ relationships and family structures.”

My destructive relationship was dealt with - the problems being on my partner's side not mine. Everything is much clearer now in my mind.

I fought too many years for my identity as a gay man to become heterosexual. I loved a man and found I still loved that person as a woman. Tina gave me the handle differently queer and I kept both.

It was refreshing to be able to openly talk about my sexual diversity - B.D.S.M. One thing that is very important to me that I didn't want fixed!