Discovering who we are in life can feel really confusing. Forming our sense of self and our identity starts in our childhood, continues through our teen years and into adulthood. As we begin to awaken to ourselves and form a sense of who we are, we find out that there are many different parts to us. Our gender and sexual identity is one very important part.
Regardless of our age, one of the major causes of mental and emotional distress is trying to reconcile who you really are, with how the world or significant others choose or want to see you. Feeling confused about your sexual orientation or sexual identity can be very lonely and you may feel isolated. We are here to help and support you in discovering and embracing who you truly are.
We can help you with...
Coming out issues
Difficulties with sexuality and sex in relationships
Internalized homophobia, biphobia or transphobia
Discrimination, bullying or abuse
Mental health issues
Emotional health issues
Self-acceptance and self-love
Working with a qualified and experienced counsellor who understands you and what you are going through can help you to learn to accept yourself, move away from shame, take care of your mental and emotional health and help support you coming out to family and friends (if that is what you feel is right for you). At Hills Relationship Centre our highly trained counsellors provide sexual orientation counselling for residents of Sydney, particularly those living in the Hills district, Hawkesbury district and the Blacktown district.
What makes us different
When trying to answer the questions around our gender and sexual orientation, we need a safe place to do so. At Hills Relationship Centre you are in a safe place. Our director is proudly part of the LGBTQIA+ community and every team member is either part of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally. We embrace diversity and love in all it's forms and welcome all cultures, genders, sexual and relationship diversities (GSRD). Please know that you are wholeheartedly welcome and safe at Hills Relationship Centre.
Working with us
Research shows that counselling is most effective when it is incorporated into your life on a regular basis. We suggest that you begin with weekly or fortnightly sessions, for 6 sessions and then we review how you are feeling and where we are at in achieving your counselling your goals. The idea is to gain momentum in your first 6 sessions and then to begin streching out the time between sessions. We are committed to seeing long term and sustainable changes in your life and there are no quick fixes when it comes to our heads and hearts. The duration of counselling is based on your individual needs. For some, counselling is short term and those 6 sessions are exactly what they needed. For others, more sessions are needed. We will work with you for as long as you need our help and support.
We offer sexual orientation counselling at our office located in Bella Vista, New South Wales, Australia.
Each appointment runs for 60 minutes and costs $110.00 for individual counselling.
If you are ready to work with us, then click on the button below to make an appointment.
“I came into your office a confused, ashamed and depressed man. At the age of 50, I had never accepted who I was. Thank you for helping me to not only accept who I am, but to love who I am. I was able to share my true self with my family and friends. I am now living my life, my way. I am a proud gay man and no longer carry the shame that once plagued me".
"I knew I was a lesbian from an early age. The problem was that I was scared that being who I was would make my family and friends disown me. I wanted and needed to come out, but I was so afraid. Thank you for helping me be brave and speak my truth. I found my voice in our sessions and no more hiding who I am now!