In Canada? Looking for a safe place to journey? Looking for counseling in tune with your journey?
Contact us and well work with you to find a good fit.
Have you had a good experience with a church or counselor in Canada? Recommend them to us so we can give others a chance to have a good experience.
Simply send your church or counselor to our network page on the New Direction site, or give us your church or counselor's contact information so that we can mail them our network guide with information about joining the network.
If you feel comfortable doing so, you can share with us from your personal experience why you think your church or counselor would be a good fit for us to recommend to others looking for a safe place.
If you would like more information on joining our network of safe churches and counselors, please visit our network page on the New Direction site.
Support from the people you see on a regular basis
Read through the following list and consider who might be supportive and accepting of you:
If you're not sure who to tell and how to tell them, read our telling others article for helpful ideas.
Support from others who understand what you are going through
A solid sense of belonging and community is also very beneficial. There are various types support for the Christian person who experiences unwanted same-gender attraction or for friends and family members of those who experience same-gender attraction .You can get support from those who understand what you are going through by attending a support group in person or by participating in an online forum. This kind of support offers the opportunity to speak freely in a safe and confidential place and to be encouraged by hearing how others are dealing with their struggles. For a partial list of some organizations that may offer these types of support groups please see the books & links page.
Support from Counsellors
Counsellors and therapists have a wide range of ideas about homosexuality. Some work with people who believe that homosexual behaviour agrees with their values and others work with people who do not believe that homosexual behaviour agrees with their values. You will need to carefully check out counsellors to see if they provide what you really want. Remember also that depending on their area of specialty, some counsellors will know very little about the range of choices that are available for you.