A reflective guide to gender identity counselling
Counselling professionals are increasingly seeking training in preparation for working
with gender variant/trans clients.
This training day will invite attendees to begin exploring your own gender identity through a series of experiential/reflective exercises such as “how was your gender identity shaped”, “the dressing up box” and “personal meaning” which will allow you to develop a deeper personal understanding. As counsellors and psychotherapists, we can then begin to relate to our clients in new and productive ways, thus gaining a more nuanced understanding of the issues faced by clients and their own identity. The day will also include group work, discussions, and phenomenological journaling.
The day will also explore the social impact of a lack of gender variance within our cultural ancestry, the need to embrace a form of genderism, and we’ll also look at clinical techniques which offer new ways to connect with gender variant clients effectively. This is an essential training for any counselling professional, those working with gender variant clients, and those interested in gender matters.
For further information: 07891 400 934, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison-Amy Webb (a woman from a gender variant history) counsellor and psychotherapist of 20 years, invites you to consider a simple fact. That everyone has a gender identity, whether or not they’ve given it consideration.