Sebastian Beaumont

Sebastian Beaumont

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In this PhD I will be writing an autoethnographic novel exploring growing up gay in a homophobic culture (the UK in the 1960s and 70s) and becoming a gay activist in Brighton, UK, in the 80s and 90s. In addition, and from my perspective as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I investigate the re-languaging of LGBT+ trauma. I explore therapeutic interventions that challenge the language of 'gay shame' and 'internalised homophobia', looking to find a more positive language that can identify wounding as well as the possibility of healing; moving from the language of deficiency to the language of personal empowerment.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, West Sussex County Council

1 Sept 20031 Jun 2005

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Bachelor, Creative Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University

1 Oct 19811 Jun 1984

Award Date: 1 Jul 1984


  • PE English
  • LGBT+
  • Trauma
  • Autoethnography


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