ABOUT STEPHEN HANSCOMB

MA, AdipPsych, UKCP, MBACP

I have worked extensively within the LGBTQ+ community for many years. Working holistically with GSRD (Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity) issues allows me to sit alongside people, to listen and actively work to find their authentic true self.

As an Integrative therapist, I work with a number of methodologies to work holistically with my clients. Everyone’s journey is unique, so there is no set structure, however, we may look at your relational life experience to-date, your current situation and what you want for the future. We may look at internal and external understanding and self-expression, emotions, thoughts and feelings, physicality, as well as the spiritual aspect of who you are, your place in the world and what you want out of life.

I graduated from Regent’s University London with a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.

Following this, I completed a Diploma in Sex Addiction, studying at The Laurel Centre in London. This compliments my work with men who have issues with out-of-control sexual behaviour and/or compulsivity around their use of pornography, as well as issues with recreational drug use, alcohol and Chemsex.

My passion for working within the community started whilst working with vulnerable, homeless, young LGBTQ+ people with The Albert Kennedy Trust (akt.org.uk). Anxiety, HIV/AIDS, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, were common issues.

Stephen Hanscomb Therapy

I worked with gay men who were exposed to the sex industry, pornography and sex work to put a roof over their heads, struggling with dangers around street violence, drugs and exposure to HIV. Vulnerable young men for whom survival meant living from day-to-day, sometimes putting themselves in extreme danger.

My work as a therapist for SurvivorsUK (survivorsuk.org) allowed me to work with men of all ages and backgrounds who had suffered childhood sexual abuse, as well those who had been raped as adults. This small, but vitally important charity allowed me to explore issues around shame, sexuality, addictive behaviours, depression, anger and self-harm.

As a therapist with METRO Charity (metrocharity.org.uk), I worked with individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. I worked with a wide variety of issues, with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, ages, gender and sexual identities, including; internalised homophobia, HIV/AIDS, shame around sexuality or gender identity, addictive behaviours with drugs, alcohol, Chemsex, gambling. Childhood sexual abuse, depression and anxiety, self-harming, confidence and self-expression. Relationships, monogamy, consensual non-monogamy and polyamory.

I was given an honorary placement at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), here I worked on a locked men’s ward, with patients suffering severe mental health conditions including, schizophrenia and drug related psychosis.

ABOUT Stephen Hanscomb Therapy

Therapeutic approaches for the LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ+

As an Integrative therapist I offer a range of specialist therapeutic approaches for the LGBTQ+ community. Working holistically with GSRD (Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity) clients to help them understand who they are and what they want out of life. Helping them to understand what their authentic self looks like.

The initial introductory session lasts 50 minutes, is given face-to-face or via Zoom and is free of charge.

Qualifications

qualified psychotherapist & counsellor

I graduated from Regent’s University London with a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.

I studied with The Laurel Centre in London and was awarded a Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.

Affiliated Bodies

practicing to the highest psychotherapy standards

I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am a registered member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).

Accreditations