Gendered Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors
The Gendered Intelligence (GI) Network for Therapists and Counsellors aims to support therapists and counsellors to enable a positive experience in a therapy setting for trans people (and their families).
Therapists and counsellors who complete GI’s two day course “Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People” can become members of the GI Therapists and Counsellors Network.
The first year’s membership is included as part of the training.
Joining the network entitles you to:
- Be added to a directory aimed at trans people and their families
(subject to criteria – see Directory information below))
- Join the e-mail distribution list
- Receive a newsletter with therapist related content 4 times a year
- Access group supervision / consultation
(every 3 months, maximum of 12 people for 3 hours, cost £45/session)
Please note that these groups will initially take place in London; we may run them in additional locations according to demand
The annual fee for subsequent years is currently £80.
Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People: A two-day training course for therapists and counsellors
In order to become part of the GI Network of Therapists and Counsellors, you must undertake our training course, "Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People".
This two-day course has been created in response to demand for more in-depth and specialist learning from therapists and counsellors themselves, and to the need of the trans community for a pool of trans-knowledgeable therapists and counsellors to draw on.
The training will be a mix of formal presentations, interactive exercises and reflective discussions delivered in a small group learning environment by two professional trainers who combine extensive therapeutic and trans-specific knowledge and practice.
Gendered Intelligence Therapists and Counsellors Directory
What is GI’s Directory of Therapists and Counsellors?
This directory is a listing of members of Gendered Intelligence’s Network for Therapists and Counsellors who wish to offer their services to trans people (and their families and partners).
All therapists and counsellors on the directory:
- have completed a two-day course for therapists and counsellors, Working Alongside Trans and Gender Variant People.
- have shown competency through an application form
- have signed up to the GI Standards of Therapeutic Provision
- receive on-going group supervision
- receive regular newsletters
Competency is demonstrated by being registered with professional body, qualified to a certain standard, having prior work experience and/ or through participation in the GI therapist and counsellors supervision / consultation sessions.
Information about the directory for those looking for a therapist or counsellor
The therapists and counsellors who are listed in this directory do not work for, and are not part of, Gendered Intelligence. All therapists and counsellors listed here run their own private practices or are part of other services that offer counselling or therapy.
You will find contact details under each listing – you can contact the therapist/counsellor directly. Some members of the GI network can offer special rates or free places for young trans people who come to Gendered Intelligence youth groups.
This directory is available to all members of the trans community, including young members of the GI youth groups and the Parents and Carers group.
Please note that the directory is updated on a quarterly basis. If you are expecting to see your name here but do not, feel free to contact email@example.com.