COUNSELLING & WELLBEING
NAZ provides counselling and psychotherapy to those experiencing difficulties with their sexuality, sexual health and relationships. We work with adults and couples experiencing issues of a psychosexual nature. We also specialise in working with people from BAME communities. Our counsellors have a range of languages and cultural backgrounds.
We offer free or low-cost 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, multiple rape and forced marriage.
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 you can talk, share and explore, gradually coming to an understanding of your life, issues and concerns. 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 straightforward. At NAZ we recognise that issues such as relationship difficulties, living with HIV or being LGBTQI 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, I am so grateful for 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. Thanks to all of you, I have been able to live a normal life. Please carry on doing this wonderful job!"
What we can offer
Our confidential and professional service provides 12 sessions free or low cost to explore your worries in a safe and confidential environment with one of our professional counsellors. Some of the areas that we deal with are:
Sexual or gender identity
New HIV diagnosis
Issues with family
Depression and anxiety
After the 12 sessions, you may still feel in need of ongoing support. We can explore a referral to an external service, one of our other services, or the possibility of more sessions at NAZ.
Our confidential counselling service is available Monday – Friday, at our site in Central - West London, on the Phone or Online. We are here to help you!
For more information, to book an appointment, please contact Elaine Cunnea,