We support LGBT dignity, but for a variety of reasons some people choose not to live a gay life, and don’t want to transition out of their birth genders. Whether it is for religious, family or sexual health reasons, or simply due to a disaffection with these lifestyles, people have the right to choose how they live their life.

Due to the historically poor standards of care some people have received in this area, and the increasingly intolerant attitudes towards people who seek to turn from homosexuality and gender confusion, the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) was set up to offer people high-quality, professional and discreet support to enable them follow their life-choices.

The IFTCC exists to help anyone experiencing unwanted relational and sexual behaviours, attractions and patterns. We are developing a worldwide network of highly-skilled practitioners, counsellors and therapists in offering research-based, scientifically grounded practise, and we are dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards.

The IFTCC seeks to promote a caring, non-judgemental environment where people who choose to move away from their unwanted feelings and behaviours can find the support they’re seeking. We are also concerned to offer collegial support to those who support these clients.

Find out more by watching the stories of people we’ve helped.

Dr Mike Davidson (IFTCC chairman) introduces the work of the IFTCC.

Mission Statement

The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation that exists to support dedicated providers of services to individuals seeking change of their unwanted relational and sexual behaviours, attractions and patterns. It works to preserve the rights of clients to access such services, and of providers to offer services. It advocates for scientific integrity and research objectivity. Its anthropological approach is based on a Judeo-Christian understanding of the body, marriage and the family. It aspires to being guided by professional standards of association and practice, with transparent accountability. Those supporting the IFTCC include both professional and pastoral-care practitioners, educators, and legal and community leaders from around the world concerned with the promotion of sexual health.

Objects of Association

  1. The promotion of the rights and freedoms for individuals to seek, to offer, and to research professional psychotherapeutic, clinical, counselling and/or pastoral support to achieve client-centered goals of reducing, managing, or where possible, overcoming unwanted relational and sexual behaviours, feelings and attractions;
  2. The dissemination of accurate scientific and research information relevant to the field of practice, reflecting shared and transparent ethical premises and standards;
  3. Development of an international, self-regulating educative forum, offering professional and collegial support to those providing care to individuals with unwanted relational or sexual practices and attractions:
  4. The provision of continuing professional development (CPD) and basic information for those offering interventions or support to individuals with unwanted relational or sexual behaviours and attractions;
  5. Encouragement of accountable practices and research initiatives, utilizing recognized standards of accuracy, duty and care among practitioners and providers;
  6. Enhancement of understanding via cross- and inter-cultural competencies, and research initiatives that respect proven family-centered values.

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