HEALTH & WELLBEING
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.
We offer free sessions to people impacted and concerned about isolation, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss of family relationships, coming out, gender identity, internalised homophobia, self-harm, suicide ideation, childhood sexual abuse, victims of intimate partner violence and victims of homophobic hate crime and multiple rape and force marriage.
We offer the service in a number of languages and are here to help during this difficult time.
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.
I haven’t the words to be grateful with you for the great help you have given to me in everything I have needed. I got the best advice and help in an immediate way and thanks to all of your help, I have been able to live a normal life. Please carry on doing this wonderful job and thanks!
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
• Self –esteem
• Sexual dysfunctions
• Sexual trauma
• Depression and anxiety
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 via webcam, Skype etc.
For more information please contact Elaine Cunnea, Head of Counselling for more information: [email protected] 07472 822725