At the Leicester LGBT Centre we offer counselling that provides a confidential, non-judgmental and friendly space in which in you can feel safe and secure when discussing your feelings of sexuality, identity and/or experiences of discrimination or rejection. 

Our trained counsellors can assist you on a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, bereavement, panic attacks, relationship issues, family problems, stress, low self-esteem and loss of meaning to name just a few. We aware that it’s not always your gender or sexual identity that you need to talk about, life happens and sometimes its exceptionally tough.

For more information  please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.


Are you a counsellor and can spare a few hours? 

Many of our clients benefit from counselling. If you are a counsellor, or a counsellor in training and can spare a few hours a week, we'd love to hear from you. We offer counselling in a range of modalities,

We offer competitive in-house clinical supervision rates to all our volunteer counsellors and provide various training courses (CPD) throughout the year.

The Leicester LGBT Centre is a member of the BACP and works to the ethical guidelines and standards of best practice. We request that all our volunteers are registered as individual or student members of the BACP / UKCP or equivalent.

We also offer 1-year counselling training placements and request that all trainee applicants are at least enrolled on a Level 4 Diploma or Degree level counselling course.


If you would like to apply to be a volunteer counsellor, please click here to start your application or email our Counselling Coordinator at

Adult Trans Project - Counselling Service

As part of our Adult Trans Project, which is funded via The Big Lottery Fund, the Centre is happy to announce that we are now providing a specialised counselling service for the trans community and gender-questioning adults.

The service is separate from our main counselling service and thus follows a different referral process.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our Counselling Coordinator at