I offer training in Transgender Awareness to groups, organisations, counsellors and therapists. I have trained counsellors and psychotherapists, both qualified and in training; care home staff; LGBT groups; mental health service users and staff and telephone help line staff.
Training can be short – two to three hours or given as a full day. They cover all aspects of gender – explaining gender identity and the gender spectrum, gender transition, medical treatment and the current law. As well as being informative and raising awareness about the lives of transgender and transsexual people, the training is lively and enjoyable, encouraging participation as well as attending the presentation. I’ve found that this helps to bring home to people the realities that transgender people encounter and develops empathy as well as understanding.