“If you’re a Counsellor, Therapist or Mental Health Professional working with Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity (LGBTQ+ Therapy) client groups and you’re looking for top quality training and development to support your practice, you’re in exactly the right place.
Being equipped with expert knowledge from trainers working at the cutting edge of this specialist area of therapy is essential if you aim to welcome a diverse range of clients through your therapy room door with professionalism and confidence.”
We are the UK’s largest independent therapy organisation offering help and training to people from all areas of sexual diversity and gender.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of support and training services for anyone identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other sexual orientation or gender identities from the LGBTIQ spectrum, including non-binary genders. We aim to promote greater understanding and acceptance both within the community and across society as a whole.
There is now a wide and diverse array of gender identities and sexual expressions, and we welcome anyone who engages in consensual albeit transgressive sexualities and relationship configurations, and is seeking a safe place where they can develop their own understanding as well as feel understood and accepted.
Committed to clinical excellencePink Therapy provides training, clinical supervision and consultation for therapists who work with, or want to work with LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity clients. We are pioneers of the provision of training in the UK for working with people with diverse sexualities and lifestyles, including those of the BDSM/Kink communities. Our commitment to clinical excellence has led to the development of our wide range of online-learning modules authored by a number of experts in the GSRD field and we’ve created flexible study opportunities so that you can access the exact learning and development you need to feel confident that you can offer a truly inclusive practice that meets client needs.
Our faculty team of expert module authors and trainers has many years’ in the field of LGBTQ+ Therapy helping and supporting sex diversity clients and a wealth of experience teaching and training other therapists on these issues, both in the UK and abroad.
Most of us have contributed to the growing body of literature about sex diversity therapy through publishing our own research or ideas. Specifically, a number of us have contributed chapters to three volumes of Pink Therapy which are the leading British textbooks on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients published by Open University Press/McGraw-Hill. Find out more about us here.
None of the people associated with this site view people, gender and sex diversity as deviant or sick. They will not problematise your gender identity or your sexuality. We have a policy of being open with clients about the provision of LGBTQ+ therapy services and the training and experience we have. We are committed to offering training, clinical supervision and consultation to other therapists (and therapy training organisations) who are working with sex diversity clients to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of the services available. We also want to promote self-help resources to enable gender and sex diversity clients to work on themselves as well as providing information about low cost and free counselling and support for people on limited incomes.