Welcome To Albany Trust

Albany Trust Charity is one of the few specialist counselling and psychotherapy services based within South London, that provides high quality professional support around gender, sexuality and relationship issues. We also offer a low-cost clinic. Our therapies are based on evidence about what works and feedback from our clients about what is most helpful.

Originally set up in 1958, Albany Trust continues to provide expert professional help specifically to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community as well as anyone looking for help with problems related to sexual wellbeing that are having an impact on their relationships.

We offer help for a wide range of issues - from sexual orientation to sexual difficulties to coping with an affair.
 
We offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy for: anxiety/depression, stress, affairs, jealousy, trust, intimacy and sexual wellbeing.

Our staff all adhere to the code of ethics regulated by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy under the Professional Standards Authority.
Click on the Services tab at the top of this page to find out more about what we offer and how we may be able to help.

(Registered charity no.233564)
 

LGBT

Albany’s tradition: Albany was set up in 1958 as the first such organisation to promote wellbeing and address the needs of LGBT individuals in the UK, who lived, at that time, under the shadow of legal and social discrimination and continue to face challenges such as growing-up, and feeling proud of who one is.
 Our pioneering work was not only focussed on helping clients but also training and educating other professionals, and increasing public understanding and acceptance of sexual diversity. For over 60 years, we have worked tirelessly to improve the sexual wellbeing of the UK’s LGBT communities, to make a difference to peoples’ lives, and change the climate of public attitudes towards valuing sexual diversity.

One on One

We offer a service to individuals who are having difficulties with their sexuality or relationships. Therapy allows the individual to explore these issues in a non- judgemental space with somebody who understands and has experience of working with the issues involved. Unhappiness in these areas of our lives can often contribute to depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, loneliness and isolation all of which can worsen without support.
Often what people say was the most helpful thing about their therapy is that it allowed them to talk about things they were uneasy about but felt no one else could help them with. At Albany we can offer therapy for 1 to 2 years, which many people value to give them the time and space to address their issues, as well as brief focused therapy for up to 20 sessions.

Couples

Often relationships go through various stages and people can feel ‘stuck’ or that they have grown apart at many different stages of their life. We recognise that relationships come in all shapes and sizes and there is no single way to be in a ‘good relationship’. Therapy can improve your capacity to communicate with each other honestly and openly and provide a safe space to discuss how you can also improve your sexual relationship.

Areas that we offer help with
Coping after an affair
Difficulties communicating with your partner
Difficulties in your relationship after the birth of child
Trust and Jealousy issues.
Coming to terms with separation and divorce




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