For a long time Western psychology focused on the normal curve as a benchmark for psychological health. Under this view individuals who fell within the norm were considered healthy and psychologically sound, while those who fell outside the norm were considered unhealthy.
Newer psychological modalities (such as poly cultural counselling and "third wave" psychological theories) allow us to take a fundamentally different view of what health and wellbeing entails.
As part of this view, counsellors aim to acknowledge that human diversity is a positive and essential part of well being. Behaviours that often have stigma attached to them can be recognised for what they are - expressions of the natural diversity of the human experience.
Our aim in counselling practice with all clients and their families and partner/s is to respect the fundamental right to express an authentic way of being as a person, relationship or family unit, whatever form that expression may take.