Welcome To Albany Trust


The Albany Trust has recently been awarded financial support from The Big Lottery Fund and is finally able to offer members of the LGBT community, FREE group therapy sessions.
 
 “ANGST” (Albany New Group Sessions Therapy) begins: January 2015 
At the Albany Trust, we regularly come across individuals whose desire for therapy is often hampered by their struggles surrounding their financial situation. Unfortunately, this means that they are not able to access the kind of support and non-judgemental help that could have a lasting, positive impact on their quality of life. It is with this in mind and with help from The Big Lottery Fund, that we are embarking on group therapy sessions called ‘ANGST’: consisting of three separate group sessions per week, with each session tackling three different themes relevant to those in the LGBT community.
 
OPEN FOR BOOKING, TO JOIN THE GROUPS NOW. Tel: 0208 767 1827 Mon, Wed, Fridays 10am-4pm
  1. 'BECAUSE WE'RE NOT WORTH IT?’
    A FREE supportive therapeutic group for HIV+ men struggling with low self-esteem and long-term unemployment
 
  1. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LOVE?
    A FREE supportive therapeutic group for gay men exploring issues around commitment, intimacy and the sustaining of long-term relationships
     
  2. 'WHO NEEDS REASONS WHEN YOU'VE GOT CHEMSEX?'
    A FREE supportive therapeutic group for gay men exploring their high-risk and sexually addictive lifestyles
     
    Each group will contain between six to eight individuals (or up to four couples) and will have a therapist and co-facilitator working to help group members explore the source of their problems. Through the process of sharing in a supportive group atmosphere, our desire is to help these members deal not only with the prejudice they may face, but perhaps more importantly, show them that they are not alone in their difficulties. In these smaller groups, they can work together with our therapists’ direction towards the common goal of improving their lives within the LGBT community and the community at large.

    As recognised specialists in relationship and sexuality therapy within the LGBT community since 1958, we recognise that many of our clients' issues are troubling and stressful, which can ultimately effect self-esteem and distract people from their jobs and life in general.

    Therapy is proven to help clients deal with the symptoms aswell as the cause: by exploring methods of dealing with each individual’s issues and potentially giving our clients' coping strategies for a healthier mind-set with life-long benefits.

    Please call or email Albany Trust to enquire about attending these new and exciting group therapy sessions
    Tel: 0208 767 1827
    or
    practicemanager@albanytrust.org


Welcome to Albany
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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