Psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ clients: Facilitating deeper connection

07522 849 225 07522 849 225
13th July 2024, 9.30am - 12.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
£35 - £45

Historically, people who grow up LGBTQ+ can at times be pushed a narrative that paints their queer future in a somewhat negative light. This can have the self-fulfilling impact of leading down a path of disconnect.

This workshop has been specifically designed to help therapists and mental health professionals support their clients in gaining a deeper connection to themselves, the therapy and the people around them.

What’s included?

  • Discussing and adapting the queer narrative.
  • Exploration of what literature can teach us (literature review handout provided).

Discussions on:

  • The importance of acceptance.
  • The importance of friendships.
  • The importance of community.
  • Exploration of Tom's ‘Self-fulfilling cycle’.

This workshop lasts two and a half hours and will include interactive group work, breakout rooms and a short comfort break.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is ideal for therapists and mental health professionals (both in training and qualified), looking to learn about new ways they might work with LGBTQ+ clients, facilitating a deeper connection. Those who attend this workshop will need to already have an understanding of LGBTQIA+ communities. You will also ideally understand the mental health difficulties those in queer communities face and why. 

There is a limit of 14 tickets ensuring the group remains small, allowing participants to feel involved.

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Hosted by Thomas Smithson

This workshop is facilitated by Tom, founder of New Horizon Counselling. Tom is a Therapist, Supervisor, Writer and Tutor. He has been working in private practice since 2018 and specialises in working with sexuality and gender diverse clients. Being part of the queer community himself this is something he is incredibly passionate about.

Hosted by Thomas Smithson