We adopt an LGBTQ-affirming approach in all our work, which includes counselling and support services, engaging with community partners and corporate stakeholders, and conducting professional training talks and workshops.
These confidential services provide an active listening ear and emotional support for people who would like to share about issues troubling them, such as sexuality, identity, relationships, mental health and sexual health. We also provide information on LGBTQ+ community resources and LGBTQ-affirming professional resources.
This service is offered to all regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status and educational background. Because relationships are an important part of our lives, our counsellors work with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families, including family members of persons who identify as LGBTQ+.
Our team of professional counsellors come from diverse backgrounds, all of whom adopt an LGBTQ-friendly approach that is guided by gay-affirmative practice. To make a counselling appointment, please complete this online counselling request form.
Anonymous HIV Counselling
In collaboration with Dr Tan & Partners, a trained Oogachaga counsellor is available on-site to offer outreach, emotional support and counselling when you visit the clinic for anonymous HIV testing.
While waiting to see the doctor, or after the doctor has administered the anonymous HIV test, you may request to talk in private with the counsellor. This service is available on the first Friday of the month, from 6pm to 9pm at the Robertson Walk clinic.
As our oldest service, our support groups are peer-led with a focus on personal development, self-awareness and psycho-social issues. The support groups are currently inactive due to reduced demand.
We specialise in conducting the following types of training programmes:
- Skill-based and capacity building workshops for professionals working in the social service, healthcare and education sectors.
- Workplace talks and workshops on LGBTQ diversity and inclusion.
- Awareness talks to enhance understanding of issues faced by the LGBTQ community.
- Lectures on topics relevant to tertiary-level social work, counselling or psychology students.