The right support for you
It is important to remember that NHS mental health professionals are trained to be non-judgemental and open-minded. But every individual therapist or counsellor is different.
Some will make you feel comfortable and understood, and some will share your background, or have lots of experience working with young people who are a lot like you. But others might not be able to help you for different reasons, such as not having the level of awareness, skill or ability to relate to you and understand you in the way that you need.
Unfortunately, you don’t always get much choice when seeking a counsellor or therapist through the NHS, but if you think you’d find it easier to talk to someone from your background, it’s worth asking your GP or the person in charge of your care.