Louise Futcher | Accredited Counsellor | London | NCS

Louise Futcher

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06202

Location: London

I have nine years experience working with LGBTQ+ clients (including gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, trans and non-binary individuals, intersex people, queer people, those questioning their sexuality, asexuals, men who have sex with men and women who have sex with women). I do GSRD Therapy (gender, sexuality and relationship diverse) which is actively supporting and understanding of non-heteronormative ways of living and being - I am passionate about challenging society's tendency of accepting difference only when it fits into a heteronormative model, and instead work towards acceptance of all forms of relationship and ways of living.

Your sexuality will not necessarily be the focus of our counselling work, unless you want it to be. I offer a safe space in which you can explore your sexuality and/or gender identity in a supportive, understanding setting.

I have undertaken training on working with LGBTQ+ clients including trans clients, on chemsex and on HIV/AIDS awareness, and have attended academic conferences on gender and sexuality, as well as drawing on my personal experiences as a queer person and my relationships with other LGBTQ+ people.

I am a 'kink knowledgeable' therapist (NCSF definition), which means I am knowledgeable about and accepting of BDSM lifestyles, relationships and activities, and will not try to 'cure' you of your interest in BDSM nor dissuade you from participating in BDSM activities. I support my kinky clients in figuring out their needs and preferences, how to keep themselves safe emotionally and physically, dilemmas within BDSM interactions/relationships, and negotiating the IRL and online BDSM scenes.

I work in a positive way with people in non-traditional relationships such as polyamorous, open relationships, non-monogamous etc without judgement, but with an understanding of the dynamics of such relationship arrangements.

I practice body/fat positive and Feminist Therapy.

Please go to my website to read more about how I work, and then complete the contact form to get in touch.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    2013 - Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic)
    Goldsmiths College (University of London)

    2010 - Certificate in Counselling (Integrative with a transcultural emphasis)
    London Metropolitan University
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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