Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People
A specialist two day course for therapists and counsellors, delivered in-person
Where it is
Bounds Green, London
£350 per person (Bursaries are available)
When it is
4th & 5th March; 6th & 7th June; 16th & 17th September; 28th and 29th November
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 wider trans community for a pool of trans-knowledgeable therapists and counsellors to draw on.
The training is 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.
View our Course outline and learning objectives
4th / 5th March 2024 (Mon / Tues) [FULLY BOOKED WITH WAITING LIST]
6th & 7th June (Thurs/Fri)
16th & 17th September (Mon/Tues)
28th and 29th November (Thurs/Fri)
Venue: All 2024 dates are in North London at Bounds Green Scout Park. Unfortunately is not possible to attend online.
Times: All courses 9:00 arrival for a prompt 9:30 start, close at 4:30
The course fee includes:
- A course booklet, handouts, extensive list of links and online resources
- Eligibility to join the GI Therapists and Counsellors Network
- An attendance certificate
- Lunch and refreshments on both days
We strongly recommend joining the network - it provides access to ongoing learning and support and also enables you to apply for listing in the Directory which is already bringing new clients to the therapists listed.
For: This course is for practising psychotherapists, therapists and counsellors, working in the fields of talking therapies (as opposed to physical therapies).
You may already be working alongside people who might be described as gender variant, gender non-conforming or gender dysphoric in clinical settings, but who might describe themselves with a very wide variety of different terms including trans, transgender, a person with a trans history, non-binary, gender questioning, gender expansive, genderqueer, gender fluid or agender, or who otherwise have an experience of gender that doesn’t align with society’s expectations in some way.
The course is also for those interested in beginning work alongside gender diverse people.
We particularly welcome bookings from QTIPOC / trans therapists and counsellors.
Numbers: Maximum of 15 participants to ensure individual learning needs are met.
This session is also available as an in-house course. Contact us for details.
Booking: To request a place, please complete this request form.
View our payment and cancellation policy
View our information and form for bursaries
Please note: All requests are read and actioned by our staff; places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Unless you have requested a bursary place (if you have, please ensure you request, complete and return the additional Bursary Form), you should typically receive an email within 48 working hours of completing the request form, confirming whether a place is available and has been allocated to you. At busy periods, it may take up to seven days. If you need an urgent confirmation, please email us.
“I loved all of it, especially the variety of activities. It was great! Great pace, space to debrief and lots of individual activities to help process and reflect. [The second day] was so hands on and useful, especially the role play and explaining theories of gender. This was such a strong course with fabulous trainers. I feel so much more prepared to have conversations with colleagues/friends around gender identity and how to work with gender variant people. Wish it was 3 days! :-)”
Shannon Leoni, High School Social and Emotional Counselor (Belgium)
“Thank you so much for an amazing two days. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience - not just at a learning level, but also the wonderful energies you've brought with you. This is an area I want to specialise in and I feel much more confident now. I loved the level of interaction and the pace and the fact there was time for reflection between exercises. Amanda and Lee, you co-work with total fluidity - you're brilliant. All done in such a gentle yet informative way.”
Marilyn Carre, session participant, Jersey course