Working with diverse sexualities
Do you know your asexual from your ally? Your queer from your questioning?
We live in a society which is much more accepting of diverse sexualities and there are legal protections in place to protect people regardless of their sexuality. And yet LGBTQ+ people are more likely to self-harm, attempt suicide or suffer mental health issues.
At some point, we are all likely to see clients who identify as something other than heterosexual. It is incumbent on us to not only work with these clients in a non-judgemental way, but also to try to understand the world that they live in and the language being used to describe themselves.
KAS counselling has put together a 1-day CPD course for counsellors who’d like to refresh and broaden their knowledge about people who identify as LGBTQ+. It’ll be a relaxed, interactive space to refresh knowledge and think about working affirmatively with gender and sexual diversity (GSD) clients.
About the host
The course is presented by Alex Sanderson-Shortt MA, BACP (Accred), an experienced counsellor and trainer who specialises in LGBTQ and relationship therapy. He has trained extensively with, and is a clinical associate of Pink Therapy. Alex presents seminars and training on LGBTQ issues in counselling as well as teaching counselling for Relate.