Bi Counseling Serivces
Coming out – exploring your identity and relationships
- Are you coming out later in life and wondering how to proceed?
- Are you trying to work through what it means to be bisexual?
- Are you suffering through a breakup, relationship loss, or or stress in your relationship?
- Are you in a mixed-orientation marriage or going through a divorce?
- Are you looking to explore your sexuality in relationship or friendships?
Bi persons may struggle with additional hurdles
- Sense of self or relationship as worthless or destined to fail.
- Lack of social connectedness or family support.
- Vulnerability to addiction and depression.
- Dealing with legal, religious, or employment discrimination.
- Lack of alternative ways to view gender roles.
- Lack of relationship role models or relational templates.
- Lack of opportunities to socialize with other gays/lesbians couples.
- Sexuality and HIV-related issues.
- Disparities in age, race, power, and cultural background.
- Unequal marriage and civil rights
Bruce Hart – Social Worker, Family Therapist and Counsellor
B.Social Work, M.Sc (Family Therapy), Member AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers
I have over 20 years experience as a qualified social worker, family therapist and counselor. I have worked extensively in the mental health and relationship counseling services. As a bi person I bring both my professional and personal experience to support you with your GLBTI issues.
My intense curiosity about relationship dynamics and family systems led me to pursue my post graduate education and training in marriage and family therapy. I bring to my practice my authentic curiosity about you, your life, family, relationships and how you experience yourself in relation to your world. I believe that in order to understand your s experiences fully, it is essential to incorporate more than one model or theory into our work.
In addition to my training in family systems and psychodynamics, I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and I integrate Experiential Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness Therapy into my practice. Using a collaborative approach, I empower you to fully participate in the process of self-exploration and discovery giving you acceptance and support in your journey. Through this process of unfolding and becoming increasingly self-aware, I find that mindfulness develops organically.
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups with everyday struggles as well as with the more trying times in their lives. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, life transitions, men’s issues, LGBTQ concerns, parenting, late bloomers (coming out later in life), sexuality, and divorce.
Contact me to make a time for a confidential discussion