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Our therapists

specialise in LGBTQ+ therapy, employing methods like CBT, EMDR, person-centred counselling, and holistic practices including Qi Gong and mindfulness. All team members are rigorously supervised, ensuring high-quality care. Each therapist is trained in specific modalities and adopts a formulation-driven approach to address individual life contexts.

Continual professional development in areas like mental health, race relations, gender identity, and sexuality is emphasised, fostering an intersectional approach to therapy. Our therapists, who are either Queer or allies, possess extensive experience and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community's needs. 

The therapy

is tailored to your specific needs, previous therapy experiences, and goals. We offer a variety of therapies, including CBT, EMDR, and person-centred counselling. Our LGBTQ+ therapy respects your identity, with its relevance in your therapy journey led by you. As experts in LGBTQ+ issues, no explanation of your Queer/LGBTQ+ identity is necessary.

We strive to provide the most appropriate, efficient, and effective therapy, primarily online. However, we also offer audio/telephone, text-based therapy, or in-person sessions where possible. Recognising that not all problems are suited for therapy, and not all therapies suit every problem, we're prepared to recommend alternative support if needed.

We also offer therapy in different languages including Arabic, Dutch, French, Greek, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu with languages being added as demand grows. 

For any queries or to find the right therapy or therapist for you, please contact us. We're dedicated to matching you with a therapist who can best support your needs.

Queer LGBTQI therapy psychotherapy CBT EMDR counselling

Having CBT changed my life...Fighting Fear introduced me to CBT which got me through my phobia and can live my life the way I want to without it being restricted as it was before. 

Meral, London (UK)

I struggled with compulsive sexual isssues which interferred with my day to day life and happiness. Having therapy with Fighting Fear helped me understand how shame was causing me to overcompensate using sex to feel better. I now have a healthier relationship with sex and myself.

Sammy, Brussels (Belgium)

Fighting Fear is a resourceful community for those that identify as queer. I work with a therapist as well as attend workshops which I’ve found quite beneficial in accepting myself. Keep up the great work!

Humayun (Canada)

Fantastic to find a LGBT friendly therapy!

Richard, Brussels (Belgium)

6 reasons for working with our LGBTQ+ therapists

  1. They are Queer themselves and will understand your Queer / LGBTQ+ indentity and you will not need to explain what it means to be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Non-binary, Asexual or Intersex. 
  2. They will provide a safe, non judgemental and informative environment in which you can overcome your difficulties
  3. They are specialists in their fields of expertise
  4. They recieve supervision for their practice
  5. They have overcome their own challenages of being LGBTQ+
  6. They continue to actively support our LGBTQ+ community

The Power of Therapist Matching for LGBTQ+ Individuals: Empowering Your Journey to Authenticity

Seeking therapy is a courageous step towards personal growth and mental well-being. For LGBTQ + individuals, finding a therapist who understands their unique experiences and identities can be transformative. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of therapist matching (LGBTQ+ patient with LGBTQ + therapist) and the positive impact it can have on therapy outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals. Let's dive in!

Understanding the Importance of Therapist Matching:
The LGBTQ+ community faces distinctive challenges that can significantly impact mental health. Discrimination, prejudice, and societal pressures can contribute to feelings of isolation, anxiety, and depression. Having a LGBTQ + therapist who shares similar experiences and identities can foster a safe and inclusive environment, where individuals can openly explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment or misunderstanding.

Research Data on the Benefits of Therapist Matching:
Multiple studies have highlighted the positive impact of therapist matching on therapy outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals. A study published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology found that LGBTQ individuals who worked with LGBTQ+ affirming therapists reported higher levels of self-esteem, lower levels of psychological distress, and greater satisfaction with their therapy experience. Another study published in the Journal of Homosexuality revealed that LGBTQ+ individuals who received therapy from LGBTQ+ identified therapists experienced greater improvements in mental health and well-being compared to those who did not.

The Benefits of Queer LGBTQ+ Therapists:
1. Understanding and Empathy: Queer therapists possess personal insights into the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. They can provide a safe space where clients can freely express their concerns, fears, and aspirations, knowing they will be met with understanding and empathy.

2. Culturally Competent Care: A LGBTQ + therapist is well-versed in the specific cultural nuances and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This knowledge allows them to tailor therapy approaches and interventions that are sensitive and relevant to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ individuals.

3. Building Trust and Rapport: Establishing trust and rapport is crucial in therapy. Working with a queer LGBTQ therapist can expedite this process, as clientsoften feel more comfortable discussing sensitive topics and exploring their identities with someone who shares similar experiences.

Motivating Individuals to Seek LGBTQ Therapy:
At Fighting Fear, we understand the significance of therapist matching for LGBTQ individuals. Our team of LGBTQ+ therapists is dedicated to providing affirming and inclusive therapy services. We strive to create a safe space where you can explore your authentic self, heal from past traumas, and build resilience for a brighter future.

Therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth and healing, and finding the right therapist is essential, especially for LGBTQ+ individuals. The benefits of therapist matching are undeniable. At Fighting Fear, we are committed to empowering LGBTQ+ individuals on their journey towards authenticity and mental well-being. Take the first step today, and let us be a part of your transformative experience.

Remember, if you have any questions or concerns about our services and how we can help you then contact us today. 

Saquib Ahmad  28/07/23

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قوة المطابقة العلاجية للأفراد LGBTQ+: تمكين رحلتك إلى الأصالة

للجوء إلى العلاج خطوة شجاعة نحو النمو الشخصي والرفاهية العقلية. بالنسبة لأفراد مجتمع الميم، العثور على أخصائي نفسي يفهم تجاربهم وهوياتهم الفريدة يمكن أن يكون محورياً. في هذه المقالة، سنستكشف فوائد اختيار الأخصائي النفسي المناسب والتأثير الإيجابي الذي يمكن أن يكون له على نتائج العلاج لأفراد مجتمع الميم. دعونا نبدأ!


فهم أهمية اختيار الأخصائي النفسي المناسب:

يواجه مجتمع الميم تحديات مميزة يمكن أن تؤثر بشكل كبير على الصحة العقلية. التمييز، التحيز و الضغوطات المجتمعية يمكن أن تسهم في الشعور بالعزلة والقلق والاكتئاب. يمكن للأخصائي النفسي الذي يشترك في تجارب وهويات مماثلة أن يعزز من بيئة آمنة وشاملة، حيث يمكن للأفراد استكشاف أفكارهم وعواطفهم بصراحة دون الخوف من الحكم أو سوء فهم.


بيانات الأبحاث حول فوائد اختيار الأخصائي النفسي المناسب:

أشارت الدراسات المتعددة إلى التأثير الإيجابي لاختيار الأخصائي النفسي المناسب على نتائج العلاج لأفراد مجتمع الميم. أظهرت دراسة نشرت في مجلة علم النفس الاستشاري أن أفراد مجتمع الميم الذين عملوا مع أخصائيين نفسيين مؤكدين لمجتمع الميم أبلغوا عن مستويات أعلى من تقدير الذات ومستويات أقل من الضغط النفسي، ومزيد من الرضا عن تجربتهم العلاجية. كما كشفت دراسة أخرى نشرت في مجلة المثلية عن أن أفراد مجتمع الميم الذين تلقوا علاجًا من أخصائيين نفسيين معترف بهم من قبل مجتمع

الميم خبروا بتحسينات أكبر في الصحة العقلية والرفاهية مقارنة بأولئك الذين لم يتلقوا العلاج.

فوائد أخصائيي النفسيين مجتمع الميم:

الفهم والتعاطف: يمتلك أخصائيي النفسيين مجتمع الميم رؤى شخصية في التحديات الفريدة التي يواجهها أفراد مجتمع الميم. يمكنهم توفير مساحة آمنة حيث يمكن للعملاء التعبير بحرية عن مخاوفهم وتطلعاتهم، على العلم بأنهم سيواجهون بفهم وتعاطف

الرعاية المتخصصة ثقافياً: يتقن أخصائيو الميم المتخصصون تفاصيل الثقافة والتجارب الفريدة لمجتمع الميم. تسمح لهم هذه المعرفة بتخصيص أساليب العلاج والتدخلات التي تكون حساسة وملائمة للاحتياجات الفريدة لأفراد مجتمع الميم ككل (كل الثقافات و الاديان).

بناء الثقة والعلاقة: إن إقامة الثقة والعلاقة أمر حاسم في العلاج. يمكن أن يسرع العمل مع أخصائي نفسي متخصص من مجتمع الميم بهذه العملية، حيث يشعر العملاء غالباً بأنهم أكثر راحة في مناقشة المواضيع الحساسة واستكشاف هوياتهم مع شخص يشترك في تجارب مماثلة.

تحفيز الأفراد للبحث عن العلاج المتخصص لمجتمع الميم:

في "Fighting Fear "، ندرك أهمية اختيار أخصائي نفسي مناسب لأفراد مجتمع الميم. يقدم فريقنا من اخصائيي مجتمع الميم خدمات علاجية مؤكدا و شاملة للجميع. نحن نسعى لخلق مساحة آمنة حيث يمكنك استكشاف ذاتك الحقيقية، والتعافي من الصدمات الماضية، وبناء القدرة على التحمل من أجل مستقبل أكثر إشراقاً.


العلاج هو أداة قوية للنمو الشخصي والشفاء، والعثور على الأخصائي النفسي المناسب أمر ضروري، خاصةً بالنسبة لأفراد مجتمع الميم. فوائد اختيار الأخصائي النفسي المناسب مهم جداً، في "Fighting Fear"، نحن ملتزمون بتمكين أفراد مجتمع الميم على مسارهم نحو الأصالة والرفاهية العقلية. اختر الخطوة الأولى اليوم، ودعونا نكون جزءًا من تجربتك الانتقالية.

تذكر، إذا كان لديك أي أسئلة أو مخاوف حول خدماتنا وكيفية مساعدتك، فلا تتردد في الاتصال بنا اليوم.

Remember, if you have any questions or concerns about our services and how we can help you then contact us today. 

Saquib Ahmad  28/07/23

Translated by Mohamad Khalil

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Cancellation policy for therapy/supervision sessions

  • No shows are charged at 100% cost of the session
  • A late cancellation (less than 48hours notice to the session time) counts as a no show
  • More than 48hours cancellations can be rescheduled without charge
  • As we all have emergencies some times, as a good will gesture Fighting Fear will allow for 1 late cancellation for every 4months worth of therapy/supervision and will allow you to reschedule for free
  • No refunds provided for sessions, however paid sessions can be transferred to another person or go towards attendance to a Fighting Fear event (see Community tab for more info on events)
  • If payment is not made within 72 hours (3days) prior to the booked session it will be cancelled by the therapist