This training day looks to explore key concepts around gender, and how we as therapists work with these concepts.

We will be considering the language we use and the context of therapy within gender history, including the revised Memorian of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK.

We hope to create a space in which participants can explore their own sense of gender identity, look at unconscious biases and begin to reflect on their process of working with gender in the therapy room.

This will be a largely experiential day with plenty of time for individual and group reflection and questions.

The Facilitators

Ruth (she/her) works at Kinergy as a counsellor, assessor, trainer and volunteer support. She also runs her own private counselling practice. She worked for Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services as the lead for LGBTQ+ for 3 years. Ruth identifies as a Queer woman who has a personal and professional interest in identity and equality.

Bex (she/her) runs her own counselling practice and was a volunteer counsellor at Kinergy for many years, working with survivors of sexual abuse. She is an associate lecturer in Arts and Mental Health at the University of the West of England and an artist in her spare time.

Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a prompt start at 10.00am 

Lunch and refreshments are included in the price