TRANSITIONS COUNSELLING & CONSULTANCY
DEBUNKING GENDER IDENTITY
(A REFLECTIVE GUIDE TO GENDER IDENTITY COUNSELLING)
Counselling professionals are increasingly seeking training in preparation for working
with gender variant/ trans clients. Madison-Amy Webb (a woman from a gender variant history) invites you to consider a simple fact. That everyone has a gender identity, whether or not they’ve given it consideration.
This training day will invite attendees to begin exploring your own gender identity through a series of experiential/ reflective exercises such as “How was Your Gender Identity Shaped”, What kind of Man/ Woman are you?” and “Personal meaning” which will allow you to develop a deeper personal understanding. As counsellors and psychotherapists, we can then begin to relate to our clients in new and productive ways, thus gaining a more nuanced understanding of the issues faced by clients and their own identity. The day will also include group work, discussions, and phenomenological journaling.
The day will also explore the social impact of a lack of gender variance within our cultural ancestry, the need to embrace a form of Genderism, and we’ll also look at clinical techniques which offer new ways to connect with gender variant clients effectively. This is an essential training for any counselling professional, those working with gender variant clients, and those interested in gender matters.
Saturday 28thSeptember 10am until 4pm, the Albany Centre, St Albans
£65, inc light refreshments, training materials, CPD cert. 07891 400394 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison-Amy Webb (MBACP) Accred is a practicing psychotherapist and also trains other mental health professionals on how to support trans people. She lives in Peterborough, UK and is a WPATH Member. This training day takes its title from her book ‘A Reflective Guide to Gender Identity Counselling’ available May 2019- Jessica Kingsley Publishing.
We are launching a new course for 2019-2020, beginning Sept 2019: Certificate in Embodied Therapeutic Practice.
The course will consist of experiential exercises, theoretical input and exploration, skills practice, self study and play – there is no learning unless there is play (and some pain of course). The course will be experiential and touch on your own process and history. Self care practices will be explored. It will also be a place for exploration and integration of the theoretical underpinnings of working with embodiment.
This post-qualifying course is designed for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists (as well as the recently qualified practitioner) who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in working with the body in the counselling and psychotherapeutic relationship.
This course will be an opportunity to develop your understanding and clinical practice with regard to the body and its place and potential within the therapeutic relationship.
The course is not accredited. A certificate of attendance will be provided and you will take away extensive learning and experience to resource and extend your capacity to be with your own embodiment and that of others in the therapeutic relationship.
For more information about the course, and to sign up, please visit the course page.