LGBT* Counselling

SERC Brandon has teamed up with Winnipeg's Rainbow Resource Centre to offer no-cost LBGT* Counselling and support to LGBT* individuals, families, partners, and friends living in the Brandon and Westman area.

Who may access this service?

  • Members of the LGBT* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Two Spirit, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) community
  • People who are questioning and/or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
  • Parents, family, partners, and friends of LGBT* community members who want to better support their LGBT* loved ones

Community members must reside in Brandon/Westman in order to be able to access this service. 

What types of concerns can be brought to counselling?
The range of personal concerns that can be addressed in counselling is diverse. It includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coming out
  • Exploring sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Painful feelings
  • Loss and grieving
  • Adjusting to change
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress, anxiety, depression

Who provides counselling services and what counselling approaches do they work from?
Counselling services are provided by a Rainbow Resource Centre Counsellor here in the SERC Brandon office. The LGBT* Counsellor works from a variety of counselling perspectives including strengths-based, solution-focused, feminist and narrative.

When and how can I see a counsellor? Is there a wait list? Is there a fee?
We offer short-term counselling via appointment. There is no service charge. Currently there is a short wait list for clients seeking short-term counselling, please contact us to be added to the list.

For more information and/or to chat with our Counsellor:

Please call (204) 727-0417 or e-mail brandoncounselling@rainbowresourcecentre.org if you would like to seek counselling at SERC Brandon, or if you would like information about alternative LGBT* affirming counselling services. Thank you!

For more information about LGBT* Programming in the Brandon and Westman area, please connect with the LGBT* Program Facilitator via:

Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC) MB
Unit C, 1700 Pacific Avenue / Brandon, MB R7A 7L9
Phone: 204-727-0417 / Fax: 204-729-8364 / Email: brandon@serc.mb.ca