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Working with LGBT Clients 

28th May 2022 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

two LGBTQ+ people lying side by side, faces together.

A CPD Course for Counsellors about working with LGBT clients.


About this workshop

The workshop aims to cover a wide range of aspects in relation to working with LGBT clients and will cover aspects such as:

Acronym and Umbrella Term encompassing all who identify as non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender (Stonewall)

LGBT and mental health statistics

LGBT Demographic Specific Mental Health statistics including self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempts at life

Sexuality vs Gender

Why is Society Anti LGBT?

LGBT Rights / Human Rights Act / Equality Act / The Gender Recognition Act

Hate Crime

Legal Issues Impacting Trans People

Transactual- The Law

Working with LGBT Clients in Counselling Setting

Positive Psychological Intervention, Character Strength in Session, Love and Support Networks and Resources for further support and services


What might you work with in a counselling setting with an LGBT+ Person? (Activity) – Use of Language / Language Activity / Pronouns and inclusive language

Working with Judgement

Inside out – social projective identification

LGBT+ and Religion / working with or against community – spirituality and sense of self

Working With Gender Identity

Gender Dysphoria, Medical Intervention, the impact of transition on family, workplace, school, significant other, children and sense of self

Myth Busting

Concerns about school inclusion, ‘phases,’ growing and nurturing a developing young person / ‘Butch’ lesbians and ‘camp’ gay men

LGBT People are ‘obsessed with sex’

People can be ‘turned LGBT’ by their environment (friends at school, parents etc)

How to work Inclusively with the LGBT Community

Workshop duration and location

This workshop will last three hours between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 28 May. It will take place at the Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street, Leicester LE1 6QL.

Please note that this course needs a minimum number of 10 people to run.

About the facilitator: Rosie Craven (She/Her) MBACP

Rosie  completed her training as an Integrative Counsellor at The University of Leicester with a focus on Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapeutic Approaches. Rosie has since specialised as an Integrative LGBT Counsellor at The Leicester LGBT Centre, where she has worked for 5 years. In this time Rosie has worked with many sexualities and gender identities that have given her the knowledge, passion and experience to share with other practitioners and ultimately helping to bring positive psychological intervention for the LGBT+ Community.

Rosie has also worked as a youth worker, pride volunteer and assistant training facilitator for The Leicester LGBT Centre

Working with LGBT Clients 

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