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LGBQ+ low self-esteem intervention

06 March 2019

We are investigating a new talking therapy for LGBQ+ young people who are looking for help to improve their self-esteem. The study would involve taking part in an interview and then 6 individual sessions designed to improve self-esteem. You would also be asked to fill out some short questionnaires at different points during the study. The talking therapy is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), self-compassion training and also focuses on topics relevant to LGBQ+ young people.


  • Identify as a minority sexual orientation (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual etc.)
  • Age 16-24
  • Currently experiencing low self-esteem and would like help with this
  • Can attend six 1 hour sessions in London

Take part in this study


Ethical approval

The study is approved by King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (pnm@kcl.ac.uk; reference HR-17/18-6853).

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