This badge was made by a former member of staff at St Mary’s. As a counsellor, she was looking for a way of indicating to people that she was a safe person for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Asexual people to discuss issues about their own lives safely without judgement or prejudice.
Therapy is one of the the areas of life which has changed in extraordinary ways in relation to issues of human sexuality within our own lifetimes. Therapy has sometimes been used to try to change someone’s sexual orientation or identity (often called conversion therapy). Such practices are now completely discredited and many LGBT people now have much to thank theapists for.