Working with transgender clients is about your knowledge of Gender Dysphoria – This is a fundamental unease and dissatisfaction with the biological sex one is born with which results in anxiety, depression, restlessness, and other symptoms. The dysphoria often acts as a catalyst to change one’s body and gender expression (how one presents to the world) to be more in keeping with what is felt to be one’s gender identity (the gender that one feels oneself to be).
The main problem of growing up with Gender Dysphoria, aside from the body dysphoria itself, is the social predicament. Essentially everyone expects the individual to be and act like a boy/girl, when they feel inside to be a girl/boy. I am hoping this workshop will give insight into some of the problems transgender people encounter in daily life, but the mental health issues transgender people often have to deal with.
About the host
Annetta Bowden along with Herne Bay Counsellor Training