Updated: Oct 9, 2019
How well do you think you are equipped to deal with them?
Gender and sexuality are among the least well-covered topics in counselling and psychotherapy education and training, yet shrouded in lack of knowledge and misunderstanding. They are also very complex, and intersect with many other factors – age, class, race, culture and religion, as well as personal beliefs and experiences. It has taken a long time for modern medicine and UK law to recognise that difference does not mean disorder or dysfunction with respect to gender and sexual diversities. This is also true for the psy professions.
Gender, Sexuality and Relatiobship Diversity (GSRD) is a BACP’s resource and it will be helpful in explaining how counsellors might work with this diversity model.